I acted along with my mentor Sivaji Anna in the movie Thevar Magan !! The story is about a urbane son of a village chieftain struggles between his personal aspirations and those of his family. The name of Kamal Haasan’s character in the film is Sakthivelu, the same as his in Nayakan. Both these films were India’s official entries to the Oscars for Best Foreign Film in 1987 and 1992 respectively.
Only National Award win for Sivaji Ganesan was for his proficient acting in Thevar Magan.