‘Pathbreakers’, a compilation of critically acclaimed and genre-defining cinema that broke stereotypes and pioneered change will showcase 50 Hollywood pathbreaking movies over 50 days is starting on 6 August. Through a special integration with Vishwaroop 2, Kamal Haasan has extended his support for this special property that aims to bring good cinema to its viewers.

In an exclusive conversation with MN+, Kamal Haasan talked about his favourite pathbreaking movies, directors and film characters that inspired his film journey through a glorious career spanning more than 6 decades.

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Talking about his Hollywood influences, Kamal Haasan says, “(Marlon) Brando, is an important influence along with many British as well as American directors including the modern ones like Alan Parker & (Stanley) Kubrick. It’s almost like when you find a director on your own and then he becomes a great director, you become very parental towards the person. You feel proud to see your son grow, however old he is, it doesn’t matter. Kieślowski became a legend after (Ingmar) Bergman, however, I was most drawn to his work after watching his film Camera Buff. Kieślowski is a master according to me. Another film is Alan Parker’s The Wall. It is something that hit me so strongly. Then there is Ridley Scott’s first film, called The Duellists. It was his first film and I thought, there is a very great director in the making and it proved right and I feel like a father to him. He’s probably older than me, but it doesn’t matter.”