Known for his humility and of course his superlative acting talent, Vijay Sethupathi has carved a niche for himself in the 15 years that he has been in the film industry. He started off with uncredited movie appearances for nearly six years. It was his role as the villain in Sundarapandian that made the industry take notice of him. He followed it up in the same year as the leading man in Pizza. The film was a hit. His subsequent movie choices made him not only the darling of the audiences but also the critics. With every movie he proved that he is not the conventional movie actor, but with whatever he did there would definitely be a mass appeal.
On his birthday today we look at five such performances of Vijay Sethupathi that prove that he is a versatile actor and force to reckon with in Kollywood.
This is Vijay’s 25th film. He had limited screen time even though the film was centred around his character ‘Ayya’ Aadhimoolam. But as an aging actor he came out with flying colours. Every frame that he was in proved that there is no role that he will not attempt.
Check out Vijay Sethupathi’s transformation into Ayya
This film brought together Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi on screen together for the first time. With this film director C Prem Kumar gave us one of the best romantic films of 2018. As Jaanu and Ram, the two actors connected with the audience and their memories of their school romance. Vijay as Ram, was a complete departure from the usual roles we see him play. Shy and understated, our heart goes out to him.
Check out this song beautiful song from the movie 96
Vikram Vedha (2017)
With this Pushkar-Gayatri directed neo-noir action film, Vijay Sethupathi proved that he is as good at playing the bad guy as he is doing the leading man and/or comedy. With another powerhouse performer Madhavan, the two actors made this film one of the best movies of that year. The confrontation scene between the two actors is one of the biggest highlights of the film.
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Naanum Rowdy Dhaan (2015)
This Vignesh Shivn directorial brought together three amazing actors; Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara on screen and Dhanush as producer of this movie. This black comedy of an unsuccessful rowdy, who is the son of a cop, was also a winner at the box office. As Pondy Pandi, Vijay was a treat to watch. With this movie the actor became a force to reckon with as a mainstream hero.
Check out this funny scene from the movie
Soodhu Kavvum (2013)
This was Vijay Sethupathi’s third film as leading man. After the mystery horror Pizza and the comedy thriller Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, Vijay stepped into a completely different zone with Soodhu Kavvum. As Das, he not only played a character much older than his actual age, but it believable as well. A lot of credit of the film goes to the writer-director Nalan Kumarasamy, but there is no doubt that the Vijay was much responsible for the film’s success.
Check out this hit song from the film
2018 was a great year for Vijay Sethupathi and he started 2109 with a bang with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta. His another much awaited film is Super Deluxe in which he plays a woman. He will be making his debut in Telugu films with the Chiranjeevi starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.
Box Office India wishes Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi a wonderful 2019 and many more successes in the years to come.