Top 7 movies of ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay that should be on your list

‘Thalapathy’ Vijay is known to deliver blockbuster after blockbuster. Here are 7 of his movies that should definitely be on your list!

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Vijay was born on 22 June 1974 as Joseph Vijay in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu. His father S. A. Chandrasekhar is a Tamil film director and his mother Shoba is a playback singer and carnatic vocalist. He is an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer and philanthropist who works in Tamil cinema. Referred to by fans and media as “Thalapathy” (commander), Vijay is the second highest paid actor in Tamil cinema. By 2017, he became the second-highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history, behind veteran Rajnikanth.

He had a sister Vidhya, who died when she was two years old. His sister’s death affected Vijay greatly; according to his mother, Vijay, who was very talkative, naughty and hyperactive as a child, became silent after Vidhya’s death. In her memory, Vijay named his production house, V.V Productions, which stands for Vidhya-Vijay productions. This shows how much love he still holds for his departed sibling. Vidhya’s story is depicted in the 2005 film Sukran, in which Vijay played an extended cameo.

Here is the list of top 7 movies of Vijay.

1. Kaththi
Kaththi is a Tamil action thriller film scripted and directed by AR Murugadoss. The film stars Vijay in a dual role alogside Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury and Sathish play supporting roles. Anirudh Ravichander composed the film’s soundtrack and score. Cinematography was done by George C. Williams and the film was edited by A. Sreekar Prasad. Lyca Productions and Ayngaran International bankrolled the venture and Eros International purchased the theatrical and audio rights for the film.

2. Ghilli
Ghilli is inarguably the biggest hit in his career. The film opened doors to all sections of audience and set the cash registers ringing convincingly with all the elements that are expected from a typical mass masala flick. Vijay was at his best as an entertainer; his banters, sister taunts, family bondage, love portions and action sequences were all well-conceived leaving no room to rest. Having said that, it is also the most re-watchable Vijay film till date.

3. Nanban
‘Nanban’ is a Tamil remake of the popular coming-of-age comedy multi-starrer ‘3 Idiots’. Vijay instated the role of Aamir Khan, which itself is quite challenging and prone to comparisons. What’s even more challenging is to lose his mass stature which he did without regret. ‘Nanban’ is the kind of film one should expect from Vijay now and then. His performance in the film did ruffle few feathers and was widely appreciated by all odds.

4. Friends
Friends starring by Vijay, Surya Sivakumr and Decayani. Aravindan (Vijay), Chandru (Surya) and Krishnamurthy (Ramesh Khanna) value friendship over everything else, even family, and for this reason, Chandru resists the advances of Aravindan’s sister Amutha (Vijayalakshmi). When the trio take up a painter’s job at a mansion, Aravindan falls in love with Padmini (Devayani), who lives there After the marriage, Aravindan realises the hand of Abhinaya behind all the mishaps and Padmini too realises Chandru is innocent.

5. Thupakki
It is a magnificent and fascinating film from director A.R. Murugadoss. From initially to eventually, Thupakki film is electrifying and revival feeling too with grandeur songs from my favourite musician Harris Jeyaraj. Vijay seems compelling, magnificent, splendour and fantabulous too. Director shows how an enlightened soldier tackles utmost problem in a terrific way in this film. The perspective of Santhosh Sivan camera work is enchanting and illustrious too.

6. Thulladha Mananum Thullum
Vijay has depleted his many layers in his movies; his acting layer, action hero layer, lover boy layer, most frequently his humour layer. ‘Thulladha Manamum Thullum’ is a film that sounded different as it portrayed the different side of him. It followed none of the aforementioned layers. Rather it reflected his softer hands with a role as Kutty, a cable operator who is part-time singer. His innocence and the struggles he goes through for the misdeeds which he hasn’t committed will bring tears to eyes.

7. Khushi
Khushi story opens in Calcutta where a boy is born to a wealthy couple, a Tamilian father and a Bengali mother. After many close-up shots of the woman in labour the camera shifts to a village in Tamil Nadu, where a baby girl Jennifer is born in a middle-class Christian family. After some encounters when they are too young to be aware of each other, they finally meet in college in Madras.