Ilayathalapathy Vijay is fully charged up for his biggest-ever release of his life, Thuppakki. The actor, who is back with a bang with two back-to-back hits like Velayudham and Nanban, has teamed up with acclaimed director AR Murugadoss for the upcoming film.
After delivering a series of flops between 2008 and 2010, Vijay
tasted a moderate success in Kaavalan. The actor, who had
troubles over the release of this film, was working with new
directors rather than established filmmakers.
However, Vijay choose to act with experienced directors after
his several movies failed to impress the audience. After three
years, the Ilayathalapathy signed a few films of big directors and
came back to his winning ways in Velayduham. But it was
Nanban that created history at the Box Office and
reinstated his stardom.
As the actor is gearing up for the release of Thuppakki, we would like to remember some of the biggest hits of his life.
Vijay made his debut in Naalaya Theerpu in 1992 but it
was Poove Unakkaga that gave him the break. It was his
first commercial hit and helped him to get popular in other
industries. The romantic film was produced by RB Choudhary (father
of Jeeva) and directed by Vikraman.
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai was a remake of Malayalam
superhit film Aniathipravu and it was directed by Fazil.
Vijay had paired up with Shalini Ajith Kumar and the film had
become one of the biggest hits of Tamil cinema in 1997-98.
Vijay and Trisha Krishnan starrer Ghilli redefined the
actor's image as an action hero. The film directed by Dharani was a
remake of Telugu film Okkadu. The punch dialogues and
action sequences were the highlights of the film.
Telugu actor Mahesh Babu's film did wonder for Vijay again, as
Pokkiri, which was a remake of Tollywood movie
Pokiri, went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2007.
The Tamil version was directed by Prabhu Deva.
Vijay's Nanban is said to be the biggest-ever
commercial hit of his life. The movie, which was a remake of Hindi
movie 3 Idiots, had record collections not only in Tamil
Nadu but also in different parts of the world like Australia, UK
and Malaysia. It has to be noted that the movie, which was aired on
Vijay TV, garnered record TRPs.