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Did you know? Vijay's landmark film Thirumalai was actually written keeping Ajith in mind

Ramana had directed the movie which was released in 2003

Did you know? Vijay's landmark film Thirumalai was actually written keeping Ajith in mind

Vijay and Ajith 

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 12.53 PM, Aug 11, 2022

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Thirumalai was a landmark film for Vijay which changed his career in many ways. The movie directed by Ramana which was released in 2003 had the star sporting a never-before-seen look. His hairstyle and moustache witnessed a stylish makeover, leaving his fans in a tizzy.

The star's screen presence, gripping action scenes choreographed by Peter Hein, songs and background score by Vidyasagar were a few aspects which garnered appreciation from critics and film buffs. The movie's story revolves around a youngster who falls in love with a girl who hails from an affluent family.  

Director Ramana has now revealed in an interview that the film was supposed to have Ajith in the lead. He felt that the story of a young two-wheeler mechanic who is ready to do anything for his friends was tailor-made for Ajith, but he couldn't narrate the story to him because of a few people.

Later, Vijay came on board and the film went on to become a hit and catapulted his stardom to next level. Interestingly, Thirumalai had a clash with Ajith-starrer Anjaneya during its release, but the latter turned out to be a dud at the box office.

Vikram, Suriya's acclaimed movie Pithamagan was another film which was released along with Thirumalai and Anjaneya during Deepavali in 2003. This revelation from Ramana has left many fans of Ajith and Vijay surprised. This is one of the few movies which was written for Ajith, but another actor ended up doing it.  

Later, there were a few more occasions when films of Ajith and Vijay clashed at the box office. The last time their movies released on the same day was in 2014 when Veeram and Jilla hit the screens

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