According to the latest report, a source close to the team of Vijay 59 has come up with an interesting revelation which indicates that Vijayakanth's 1990 crime drama Sathriyan (Kshatriyan) is the inspiration behind the story of Ilayathalapathy's upcoming film, being directed by Atlee.
Assuring that Atlee will redesign the story in his own style, like how he had helmed his first movie Raja Rani based on the story line of Mani Ratnam's Mouna Raagam, the source has confirmed the following, "yes, the story is inspired by Sathriyan and Vijay will be seen as a cop".
Interestingly, the report from Times of India has also claimed that, according to the source, J Mahendran will indeed be playing the main villain of the movie which contradicts with some of the earlier reports that had clarified that the veteran director will be playing a positive role.
But now it looks like the Mullum Malarum filmmaker will be seen as an unusual villain who uses his brain more than his brawn to bring down his enemy by playing a psychological game.
Not surprisingly, there are lots of similarities between the casting of Vijay 59 and the story line of Vijayakanth's Sathriyan.
Take a look at the slides below to know more:
Sathriyan stars Vijayakanth, Bhanupriya and Revathi in the lead roles. Similarly, Vijay 59 will have Vijay, Samantha and Amy Jackson playing prominent roles.
The Aged Villain
Sathriyan houses famed Malayalam actor Thilakan playing the role of an aged villain. Likewise, according to the latest report, Vijay 59 will have J Mahendran playing the baddie for the first time.
The Basic Plot
In Sathriyan, the antagonist would kill Vijayakanth's wife, played by Revathi, letting Bhanupriya to take over the role of the film's female lead. In Vijay 59, it is said that Samantha might play Vijay's wife which could mean that Amy might reprise Bhanupriya's role.
Vijay As A Loving Father
It was earlier reported that Vijay will be playing a loving father to a little girl. In Sathriyan, Vijayakanth plays a father to a boy.
Vijay's Dual Role Theory
Above all, Vijay might not be playing dual roles in Vijay 59 as according to the story of Sathriyan, Vijayakanth quits the police force to lead a peaceful life with his son. But later, he is forced to rejoin the department. Vijay's role as a caring father and an upright cop might've led to theories suggesting that he plays a dual role.
Will It Be A Hit?
While Atlee's tactic of retaining the basic concept of Mouna Raagam for his first film worked like a spell at the box office, it is to be seen if the young director can taste success by repeating his strategy second time around.