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Seven blockbusters of Vijay that make for perfect popcorn entertainment

With 4 movies grossing more than Rs. 100 crores just from Tamil Nadu, Vijay is the most successful star in Kollywood today

Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Jun 22, 2021
 
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After Rajinikanth, Vijay has the most number of box office hits in the Tamil film industry. His collaborations with director AR Murugadoss have broken several records at the box office. With nine out of his 15 movies in the past decade grossing more than Rs. 100 crores, Vijay is a phenomenal force in Kollywood today.

With another probable blockbuster, Beast, announced yesterday by Sun Pictures, Vijay will hope to sustain his success streak. His stardom is not bound by language; Vijay is one of the most popular non-Malayalam actors in Kerala with his movies setting records in the state. Vijay-starrer Theri was such a big hit in Kerala that it managed to outperform many Malayalam releases then.

On his birthday, OTTplay recommends you a list of seven blockbusters of Vijay that showcase his mettle as a star.

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Pokkiri

A remake of the Telugu blockbuster Pokiri featuring Mahesh Babu, Vijay was particular about taking up the lead role in Tamil. Directed by Prabhu Deva, this masala entertainer filled with action, humour, romance, and stirring dialogues, perfectly fit the bill for Vijay who has done similar characters in the past. He manages to pull off a tapori-like role in a style so unique to him.

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Thuppakki

Easily the best action film that Vijay has ever been a part of, we see him portraying the role of an army officer who is not off duty even when he’s on leave. The movie revolves around Captain Jagadish D (Vijay) who comes home to Mumbai to spend his holidays but gets embroiled in a plot by terrorists to target the city.

Theri

Theri is a cop story with a predictable storyline but wins the heart of the audiences with its entertainment quotient. Vijay plays the role of a cop who goes into a self-inflicted exile to raise his daughter after his wife is murdered. But when his daughter’s life is also in danger, he decides to teach his nemesis a lesson and how!

Jilla

Another movie for the fans, but this time with another superstar by his side. Jilla starring Mohanlal and Vijay in the lead roles earned more than Rs.120 crore at the box office. The 2014 Pongal release followed two characters Sivan (Mohanlal) and Sakthi (Vijay) who are like father and son but split ways and face each other on either side of the law. Only to later realise the truth and reunite.

Mersal

An investigative thriller with a twist, Vijay handles not one but three roles effortlessly. Whether it's punch dialogues, dancing like a dream or fighting without breaking a sweat or his subtlety with the emotional scenes, the film works well as a complete showcase of his abilities.

Sarkar

Sarkar openly talks about politics and the corrupt administrative systems running our country. Vijay portrays the role of wealthy businessman Sundar Ramasamy who finds out that his vote has been cast by someone else and decides to change the political system. He equates politics to business and how marketing, branding and strategising would help not only win the support of the people but also change the system.

Bigil

An ambitious sports drama, featuring Vijay in dual roles, as father and son, this is a film made by a fan for the fans and it shows. The movie is aimed at the masses and it did hit its target well, collecting more than Rs.150 crore at the worldwide box office.

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