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Posted: 20 November 2010 at 5:13pm | IP Logged

Vijay bashing in media, particularly online and mobile media, is being now considered a fashion by many. What started as a pass time during Aadhi and ATM days has now become a serious game with the announcement of Vijay playing a scientist in '3 Idiots' remake.

It's totally unfair to demean an actor who has given stupendous hits in the past but facing some difficult terrain now. Rising and falling is part of life's journey and there is nothing un-natural about it.

How many funny jokes were developed when successive movies of other actors failed at the box office recently? In fact if you dig up facts in history, you will find many actors who had worse flops run than Vijay and yet managed to reclaim their position at the top of the ladder.

Tamil film fans, most of them if not all, are polarized much to the characteristic of the land and customs. MGR-Sivaji, DMK-ADMK, Rajini-Kamal, Thayir Sadham-Nattu Kozhi Kuzhambu etc. etc. But there exits many things in between the pole stars. And they are as good as the extremes.

If you say 'Sura' is a crap, you must have the nerve to say 'Pokkiri' is good. While talking about the shortcomings of 'Vettaikaran', you should also talk about the high merits of 'Ghilli' as well.

Remember an actor cannot climb to a place as high as where Vijay is today if he doesn't have talent. So with all trust be assured that Ilaya Thalapathi Vijay is still in the race. And he knows how to do it. Just like all super stars even he had come up the hard way. People who had seen Vijay in films like Naalaya Theerpu, Sendhoorapandi, Rasigan, Deva, Vishnu and Coimbatore Maaple in his early days wouldn't have believed him to reach a place on top as he is today. Pat came 'Poove Unakkaga' and things changed.

Director Vikraman in a way mellowed Vijay's fiery image by making a good boy next door. With this film Vijay contrasted his image showed he too can perform if given a role of substance. Again with soft romances like Love Today, Priyamudan, Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Thulladha Manamum Thullum and Kushi, Vijay reaffirmed that he is a good actor provided he is given a good script and an able director handling it.

Wouldn't you appreciate the characteristic way with which Vijay also succeeded in doing action flicks at the same time doing his soft romances also? How about the year 2001 in which Vijay majestically carried himself in three films - Friends, Badri and Shahjahan - which are from corner to corner different from each other. And all were hits you see.

Again Vijay rises fast in the same speed he falls. A unique characteristic. Remember what the Super Star said at the launch f his 'Chandramukhi' after the unpleasant 'Baba'? He said that he is not an elephant which takes time to get up but a horse which gets up quickly as it falls. Vijay who has moulded himself upon the image of the Super Star knows what it means.

If a 'Vaseegara' lets him down he jumps back with 'Thirumalai. If a 'Udhaya' disappoints there is a 'Ghlli' to straighten the record. If an 'Aadhi' goes down there is a monstrous hit 'Pokkiri' comes to reaffirm the faith.

So it's definitely not too much time Vijay had given a hit. Few flops in a row don't erode away Vijay's popularity and his stature in the industry. True, he is having some bad time after 'Pokkiri' but if you go by his current projects it is clear Vijay is all set to shake off his adversities. He has now understood where things went wrong.

Vijay is taking smart moves for the future and his forthcoming films Kavalan, Velayudham and 3 idiots remake will surely put him back on the track. He doesn't want to repeat a 'Sura'. For the ongoing projects Vijay has chosen proven writers and established directors. Siddique is a craftsman and he has proved that in his earlier film with Vijay. 'Friends' film in the combination of Siddique and Vijay was a 200 days film.

Similarly 'Jayam' Raja who knows the pulse of Tamil audience is handling Vijay in 'Velayudham'. The story of 'Velayudham' is of Robin Hood type which suits Vijay best. And his role '3 Idiots' is meaty and Shankar will surely shape him well. In fact Vijay was considered first for 'Mudhalvan' and that shows Shankar was ready to direct Vijay long time ago.

Here another interesting point to note is that Vijay still hasn't lost his confidence on remakes but he has cleverly got seasoned directors to direct the film. It's like having the best of both worlds.

With proven stories in hand and skillful directors handling him, Vijay will rock again.


I agree with this Article..his choice of movies doesnt make him a bad actor.. im sure he would be back in form.. tho his failures donot make a difference to me i still love himEmbarrassed.. Ilayathalapathi zindabad...EmbarrassedEmbarrassed


Edited by pulwasha - 20 November 2010 at 10:38pm

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Badri and Shahjahan were never hit as it was flop movies. Lately his 5 movies from ATM to his recently Sura has been decleared as flop even though Sun pictures has claimed Vettaikaran to be hit for them so I believe producers wont lie.


I think instead of selecting movies to please his fan base, he should choose different kind script and reach out of the public and the common people...it will definitely work out and do wonders and be another turning point in his carrier.

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Its upto him how he makes even a cheap role an impressive one.. He is not a abd actor but not a great one too... On talent.. I guess his talent is not in his acting but on his graceful movements and the style in stunts.. These two make his movies hit and not his acting abilities.. I dont demean his acting skilss but its not upto the mark always.. Stricltly my POVEmbarrassed He is my personal favBig smile 

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Originally posted by ammoos

Its upto him how he makes even a cheap role an impressive one.. He is not a abd actor but not a great one too... On talent.. I guess his talent is not in his acting but on his graceful movements and the style in stunts.. These two make his movies hit and not his acting abilities.. I dont demean his acting skilss but its not upto the mark always.. Stricltly my POVEmbarrassed He is my personal favBig smile 


I totally agree with this..I was thinking on how to frame my pinion and here it is readymade for me to simply agree..Very well said..

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I like Vijay. the only problem with the recent films are they all are stereotype. For a change if he picks up a serious role then may be some people won't like it but then change bck to hs self will be good for him. I do believe 3 idiots will be good with Shankar directing it.

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Posted: 11 January 2011 at 4:17pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by ammoos

Its upto him how he makes even a cheap role an impressive one.. He is not a abd actor but not a great one too... On talent.. I guess his talent is not in his acting but on his graceful movements and the style in stunts.. These two make his movies hit and not his acting abilities.. I dont demean his acting skilss but its not upto the mark always.. Stricltly my POVEmbarrassed He is my personal favBig smile 

 
Agreed Ammos esp about his talent.  He is not my personal fav, but on the whole I like him better than some of the actors.  He has done some good movies like Priyamudan, Friends etc.  but unfortunately, he started to take up stereotype of movies esp from Ghilli onwards. Ghilli & Pokkiri were a hit, but it doesn't mean every other movie should be the same?
 
It is high time Vijay should give consideration to the script instead of his so called image.  Take a good example of Surya.  In Friends, he was Vijay's sidekick, now he is so good, that he can command and choose movies.  He also took risk and choose movies that does not replicate his previous movie. 
 
I think Vijay is doing movies for the money, not his love for the movie.  Acting is the only thing he knows, unlike other actors/actresses who invest time/money in other areas
 
It was noted that Shankar has removed Vijay (or did Vijay walk out) on 3 idiots because he refused to cut his hair?  Is it a joke?  I am very disappointed with Vijay's attitude.  I was really looking forward to watch his action in 3 idiots.  Well Vijay, it is your loss.  I don't think you deserve the name "illaya thalapathy" coz you won't last long in movie world.
 
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Edited by Caryn - 11 January 2011 at 4:18pm

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