Popular Competition (Rivalries) Between Stars in Tamil Film Industry

Popular Competition & Rivalries Between Stars in Tamil Film Industry are listed here. Mgr - Sivaji, Vijay - Ajith, Rajini - Kamal are some famous healthy rivalries in Tamil cinema. Due to this competition/rivalries, the Tamil film artists have become more involved in the nuances of logic and screenwriting, making the right films and gaining recognition globally. Here, we present you a list of popular rivalries between stars in Tamil movies.
1. M. G. Ramachandran - Sivaji Ganesan

MGR (M.G.Ramachandran) is a famous actor and popular politician in Tamil Nadu. through his acting performance and his emotional dialogue delivery he covered all urban & rural areas peoples in Tamil Nadu and make him a fan. he has lakhs of diehard fans and because of this support he entered into Tn politics and won as a Chief Minister for ten years.


Sivaji Ganeshan a famous actor and politician, won as an MLA in Tn Politics. But still, he is famous as an actor because of his acting performance. Through his acting skills, he won a lot of awards including 2 national awards. Now Sivaji's heirs also working in Tamil film industry as an actor and producer.


In the Tamil Flim industry, MGR and Sivaji Ganeshan are the Deadly combo competitors in Tamil movies. Both of them have a very large fanbase in their carrier and emerging actors in the 1970s.

2. Rajinikanth - Kamal Haasan

Rajinikanth (Shivaji Rao Gaekwad), the superstar of Tamil cinema, is also known as Thalaivar in the Indian film industry. He has the greatest fan base all over the world mainly in countries like Malaysia, Myanmar, Japan, and Thailand. Now he is 70+ and still doing lead roles in Tamil movies. Because of the support of his fans, his movies have collected above Rs 200 crore avg all over the world. The only controversy in Rajini's career was his decision to enter politics, because of which, his fans were disappointed with him.


Kamal Haasan, also known as Ulaganayagan in the film industry is well known for his acting skills and being a visionary with regard to films and society. Now he is also a politician, who founded the 'Makkal Neethi Maiyam' party. He has been honored and awarded so many times for his movies. In the Tamil film industry, Kamal  Haasan works predominantly as an actor, dancer, singer, film director, lyricist, screenwriter, and producer. He also worked in Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, and Hindi movies respectively.


Kamal and Rajini have acted in some movies together, while kamal was the protagonist and Rajini was an antagonist in 16 Vayathinile, Aadu Puli Attam, Ilamai Oonjal Aadukirathu, and many other movies. Later, Rajini had been introduced as a hero in director K. Balachander's film, Bairavi (1976). Then the clash of Rajini and Kamal happened.

3. Ajith Kumar - Vijay

Actor Vijay made his debut in Tamil movies with the 1984 film Vetri as a child artist. Vijay, who has played the lead role in various films, and celebrated by his fans as Thalapathy, was introduced to the Tamil film industry by his father director S.A. Chandrasekhar. But after that, he has reached where he is today due to his hard work. Vijay is currently the highest-paid actor in Tamil cinema.


Ajith Kumar, who made his debut in Tamil cinema with his role in the film Amaravathi, had attracted the attention of the people by acting as a second-tier actor in various films. After many struggles and various criticisms, he is now a notable leading actor in Tamil cinema. He has reached this peak through his hard work, as he is not from a film family. He got into a lot of trouble at the beginning of his career and was involved in various accidents while filming and did not act for some years.


The film industry has given him the nickname Thala and the title Ultimate Star. Ajith Kumar is a celebrity who is hugely respected by fans as well as movie stars.


Vijay - Ajith films have been released continuously since 1992. Early in their career, Ajith's Deena and Vijay's Friends released in 2000. Both these films were huge successes and became milestone movies in Ajith and Vijay’s career. The clash started at the time these 2 movies released.

4. Dhanush - Silambarasan

Dhanush has been working in the Tamil film industry as an actor, director, and playback singer. He is the son of producer and director Kasturi Raja and brother of director Selvaraghavan. He made his debut in Tamil cinema with the film Thulluvadho Ilamai, Kaadhal Konden (2 movies cannot be debut), directed by his brother and produced by his father. Dhanush is currently all set to star in a Hollywood film.


Silambarasan is the son of TR Rajendran, a leading Tamil film actor, and director. Known in Tamil cinema as Silambarasan, Simbu, and STR, he is a leading actor, director, singer, writer, and composer. Silambarasan, who for some or the other reason has been the subject of great criticism, now made a re-entry in the Kollywood industry.


There have been several clashes between Dhanush and Silambarasan with regard to movies. Conflicts between the two are considered a healthy rivalry by the stars. This is because they have become famous for trying many tricks to improve their screen career.

5. Vikram - Suriya

Vikram, who is currently a prominent star in Tamil cinema, had made his debut in Tamil cinema and is currently gaining recognition after many struggles. Vikram has been criticized as one of the worst actors after a series of failed films. Director Bala has become a nationally acclaimed director after his films like Sethu and Pithamagan. Vikram's performance in these films has made him famous and later gained popularity with films like I, Deivathirumagal, and Sethu.


Surya is the eldest son of actor Sivakumar. Surya would have gained immense fame if he had become famous through acting in his debut in Tamil cinema, but he was badly criticized at the beginning of his film career,and acted as a second-rate actor. Surya's Ghajini, Ayan, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal and the most recent being Soorarai Pottru has made him one of the top actors in Tamil cinema.


Actors Vikram and Surya were both badly criticized at the beginning of their film career and are now known as one of the leading actors.  There is no such thing as a direct rivalry between them and the reason for this competition is to impress the movie fans with their different acting.

6. Vijay Sethupathi - Sivakarthikeyan

Vijay Sethupathi, who made his debut in Tamil cinema as a character artist, has acted in many roles as a supporting character and a villain in films and eventually worked as a hero in Tamil cinema. He attracts movie fans due to his realistic acting and is known as  'Makkal Selvan' in Kollywood. He is currently working in Hindi and South Indian films.


Sivakarthikeyan worked as a presenter on a private television channel and was introduced to many people and later, made his debut as a supporting actor in Tamil cinema. He started his film career as a comedian and later as a supporting actor and then as the main lead. Sivakarthikeyan started his own production company and produced many films through the same. He has worked in Tamil cinema as an actor, producer, playback singer, and writer.


There are no film clashes between actor Vijay Sethupathi and Sivakarthikeyan. But they are captivating Tamil fans with their stunning performances. This is why they are considered as rivals by Tamil film fans.

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