But one reason why he is so popular is for his hair style. His hair style was something every tamilian identified with. Me being a tamilian, as a kid I have been subjected to have my hair well oiled and combed down neatly. If that was not followed i was seen as an outcast! I am sure there are many like me who have experienced and have lived through a phase of life which was dictated by oil and combed down hair. And moreover having a long hair was a taboo!
Then came a hero who was complete opposite of the popular culture of having oiled hair, combed down and having it short. Maybe that was one of the reasons why people propelled him to stardom?