Happy Birthday Vijay !!!!!
The Heartthrob to many girls from 1997 to 2003 & Mass-throb from 2004 to as on date.
Coming from a very conservative – lower middle class, hardworking media family, Vijay entered Cinema by making his parents withdraw their Initial restriction after running away from home for few days.
He debuted in “Vetri” (1984) as Child artist and as a young “Hero” in “Naalaiya Theerpu” (1992) making moderate success, but with noted debut.
His initial appearance was badly criticized (a Non-cinematic look for Tamil cinema) & Hence his father scripted his initial movies from 1994-1996, like Rasigan, Deva, Vishnu, Coimbatore mappilai trusting Glamour, Gana songs and Comedy. It attracted young audience and his songs used to appear more in “Mid-night Masala” program in Sun TV (Popular at that time & believe till today), so much was the glamor quotient. But not to deny, they made moderate success.
In 1996, with Poove Unnakkaaga, Actor Vijay reached the sentiment of Tamil Audience and become much notable Actor, followed with consecutive hits during 1996-1997 with movies like Love today, Oncemore, NerrukuNer.
With Faizal’s “Kadhalukku Mariyathai” which was initially scripted for actor Surya & finally Vijay grabbing the role, gave him a Pinnacle success and he become the Real Heart beat of youngsters, esp school & college girls. Then it was never look back for Vijay. He was on exponential career growth & success.
Vijay was a missed hero to state that he was the first actor of today’s generation to do a negative role with movie Priyamudan. It was also a commercial success with followed success via Ninaithaen Vanthai & Thulladha manamum Thullum. This is the time Vijay become a “Next door boy” in everyone’s home and his earlier criticisms (appearance, glamor adult hero image) got rubbed off complete.
Now, the 1st decline for Vijay started with SAC Interference in “Nilaavae vaa” & Nenjinilae, where he used the word “Next CM” in a song. This triggered few in the inside industry & did not go well with other fans. Especially Rajini fans.
Then followed the failure of “Minsara Kannavu” made SAC to go back to Fazil requesting foir giving a BB for Vijay, which again colored “Kannukul Nilavu” into dark.
Later, Ajith’s director SJ Surya’s “Kushi” gave Movie “Kushi” to Vijay’s career boost again & with little diversion from Political heroism & commercial elements, Vijay started to give Hits like Priyamanavale , Friends, Badri, Shajakhan (All women, Family/relationship oriented Scripts). Most were remakes and BB from Telugu.
Again going back to square four with Politics, Vijay bites bitter with “Thamzhian”, which makes him to step back with Love Subject, he makes moderate success with “Youth”
But Mass Image does not leave Vijay, he again opts for Bhagavathi & Puthiya geethai and Udhaya, But BO Fails for the Actor.
2004 – 2005, Getting Commercial and Women Oriented senti Script from Perarasu “Thirumalai” & “Sivakasi” he gets stronger with C Class Audience & Followed with Ghilli becomes his Mega BB and the diversion of Ajith (Into Car race) gives him a boost with Madurey, Thirupachi.
2006, Aadi marks failure with come back of Paramasivam Ajith back in Shape after diversion from Car Race.This period, Vijay’s Failure does not affect him and makes quick come back with Pokkri success, there by setting himself stronger in BO Collection and becomes a Complete Mass hero.
The entry of Surya removes his girl fans to a notable extend. But Still Vijay never failed to make young generations (from School level) to be their First hero. Even the writer of this content is a Vijay fan during his school days & the trend of young generation remains Vijayism even today. This is the specialty of Vijay, which No actor has made in recent times.
2007, When Ajith Said, “I am back” it has become a Promising Powerful word, whose Magnanimous Mass Image shaded Vijay with ATM, Kuruvi, Villu, Vettaikaran & Sura. It was 5 Consecutive failures from 2007 to 2010, where Surya completely filled family audience and Ajith filled the Mass audience.
This made Vijay again to opt for non-commercial & non-political films like Kavalan, velayudham and nanban & gains moderate success.
2012 Thuppaki gave a great comeback for Vijay with BO collection for the best Script.
2013 Again with devils mind of Political Ambition Vijay falls into Pit of Thalaivaa, which earns loss in name,fame & Biz wise.
2014, Jilla gets mixed response, but a denied success from many and a denied failure from the team and fans. Better a Pause here.
Now with Kaththi, Actor Vijay plans to make a comeback with his costly director ARM. We wish him all the best to taste success after success henceforth from 40+ and also wish and hope VIJAY should never forget to recall his strength in Cinema, well recognized as the best dancer, the Actor who can versatile mass and comic roles & being Young as always..
If Vijay funerals his Political ambitions and stops Misuse of his fans through VMI, he is Sureshot the Next Super Star.
ATB Vijay Anna !!
From kamal @kamaljii
Kind note : Pls excuse for spelling mistake & language put transparent.