His early days as an actor throttled bundles of criticisms, pinpricks and was scoffed to bite the dust – Past. One of India’s most celebrated stars with fifty thousand fan clubs around the globe – Present. Yes!! Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay’s empire wasn’t built in a day. His career graph is an embodiment of pendulum. He jumped into the industry from his father’s shoulders but slowly and steadily won the hearts with his sheer determination. One hard hitting fact about Vijay is – he may be a soft-natured and down-to-earth personality, but turns into a live wire when the camera starts rolling. Vijay movies are stress busters packed with plentiful entertainment factors. Apart from acting, he is also a good singer and his dance numbers are a treat to watch.
Vijay’s first breakthrough came in 1996 with ‘Poove Unakkaga’ – One of the best movies of Vijay which proved his worth as an actor, whereas ‘Thirumalai’ and ‘Ghilli’ catapulted his stardom to that of an action hero thereafter which he went hiding under the blankets of commercial cinema. His career declined after a string of toxic ventures but then his reformation with the infamous love triangle ‘Kavalan’ gave him the much needed plaudits and acclamation. Since then the 43 year-old star has started aging in reverse which is very worthy for the kind of energy and charisma he exerts on screen. Here is the list of top 12 Vijay movies that unveiled his true potential. The list is based on his performance as well as the film’s potential.
12. Priyamanavale (2000)
The Kind of role Vijay cashed in with ‘Priyamanavale’ is quite intriguing and distinctive compared to his other films. To see a young & promising actor playing a husband is something elusive in Tamil films. Vijay did it; he played a young industrialist who has no faith in marriage as he is greatly influenced by the western culture. But his rich father wants him to get married so that he would bear responsibilities in life and also adapt to Indian culture. He marries a middle class woman but with an agreement stating their marriage will be valid only for a year. Vijay’s dialogue deliveries in one particular scene where he gets into an argument with his wife promised a born star in him.