The stage is set for the Pongal releases. Every year, Tamil audience will get to see only few movies for the festival season, but this time, they will be witnessing not one but two big films, which will clash at the Kollywood Box Office. Ajith Kumar's Veeram and Vijay's Jilla are the two biggies that are in the Sankranthi race.
The makers of both the films are busy with the promotions of their movies along with booking theatres. Some of the theatres have already started advance booking and the response is amazingly brilliant for both the films. The audience can't wait to watch these films any more and they are just waiting for the arrival of the D-day - January 10.
Jilla is an action entertainer directed by Nesan and cast is boosted by Vijay, Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and Kajal Aggarwal. The three big names are the key factors that will drive audience to theatres for this flick. Whereas, Veeram stars Ajith Kumar and Tamanna Bhatia in lead roles.
On the other end, traders and the industry insiders are closely watching the development to see who'll have the upper hand among Veeram and Jilla at the Box Office. As the countdown has begun, we at Oneindia are ready with special articles on both the films. In our first segment, we are giving you eight reasons why you should watch Veeram. Find the reasons in the slideshow...
Ajith Kumar Factor
Does Ajith Kumar fans need a reason more than their star's presence to watch a film? But for the general audience, you will get to see a different Thala in the film. For the first time, you will see the actor sporting dhoti with salt and pepper look. Costumes apart, he will be seen in rural-based subject after a few years.
Stars in the recent years have done urban-based subjects. If you notice of hit movies of A-list actors, we'll hardly find village-backdrop subjects, which were our bankable subjects a decade ago. Veeram will be a good change for our regular audience as they could get a good entertaining film based in rural.
Isn't punch dialogues missing in Ajith's recent movies? Except a handful of one-liners, audience had missed powerful and striking dialogues in the recent years. Veeram promises to be a movie with lots of memorable one-liners.
Action sequence where hero bashing thugs and sending them in air is very popular in this part of the world. Audience will get to see such scene in Ajith Kumar movie again. In fact, his last few movies had high-octane action sequences but not this kind of scenes. In Veeram, there are quite a few daring action sequence and the actor's hanging-outside-the-train sequence has already become a talk of the town.
If you look at the kind of cinematographer Vetri's job in Veeram trailers, one would easily expect something brilliant from the entire film. The camera works seems to be exciting enough to thrill the audience.
Devi Sri Prasad has composed five songs of which 'Nalavannu solvanga','Ival dhaana' and 'Thangamae' have become hits. The music has created a rage with audiences much ahead of the film's release.
Tamanna Bhatia has paired up with Ajith Kumar for the first time. Fans are eagerly waiting to see how her combo with Thala has worked in the film.
Vijaya Productions is a prestigious banner in South India. It has the reputation of giving well-made family-oriented films. Incidentally, Veeram has bagged clean 'U' certificate. The most of the films made on this production company were hits. Hence, the expectations are high this time too.