It isn’t exaggeration if one says Ilayathalapathy Vijay is one of biggest stars right now in Tamil Nadu. The Kollywood superstar commands a massive fan base who make his film releases feel like festivals. Irrespective of whether the film is successful, the love he receives from his fans doesn’t waver. This Diwali, Vijay is back with Mersal and the expectations are sky-high. Tickets are walking off the counters and no worries if you weren’t lucky enough to grab a first day show. Here’s a list of movies that will help you celebrate Ilayathalapathy at home.
1. Kadhaluku Mariyadhai
Probably one of the evergreen movies from Vijay, the film played an important role in establishing the actor as a lover boy on screen. Vijay and Shalini fall in love with each other but face the wrath of their families as they don’t belong to the same religion. The film was a massive hit giving Vijay a significant push in his career.
Helmed by SJ Suryah, this one is a classic. A college love story between two strong headed individuals, the movie is a pleasure to watch even today, several years after release. An affable Vijay paired against the beautiful Jyothika, Kushi is a movie for all seasons.
Ghilli is the Tamil remake of the Telugu super hit Okkudu starring Mahesh Babu. Ghilli had Vijay essaying the role of a Kabbadi player. The film kicked off a long list of hits for Vijay and is also what we call the perfect commercial film. Vijay’s impeccable sense of humour is an icing on the cake.
After a few flops, Velayudham and Nanban sort of revived Vijay’s hold on the box office. But it was Thuppaki that brought the star back on track. In a new stylish avatar, AR Murgadoss’ Vijay was perfect. And the actor put the avatar to good use too in the action-thriller.
Another from AR Murgadoss and Vijay, this one has the actor in dual roles. Vijay plays the prim and proper Jeevanandam and the happy-go-lucky Kathiresan in the movie. A movie with a powerful social sub context, it went on to rake in the moolah across centres.