Vijay is on a threshold of his career when it is highly imperative for him to give a hit. The career graph of Vijay was a steep line with successive hits of Gilli, Tirupaachi, and Sivakasi. Producers rarely complained of a loss and he even earned a name of ‘producer’s delight’. Meanwhile when he tried a soft romantic role in Sachien, his fans did not accept him, which made him get into a set mould once again. When his action movie Aadhi failed at the box office, it was time for Vijay to wake up and start analyzing his career.
Vijay vs X Y Z
Barath the young blood has demonstrated that he has immense acting potential in addition to dancing skills and is consistently giving good hits with good story line. Arya too has shown his mettle as an actor and has started figuring in films with renowned directors like Bala. His archrival Ajith has put his past behind and is threatening to create a ripple in Kollywood once again with Aalwar. Vishal is simply treading the tested path laid by Vijay and is reaping rich dividends. He may even be a threat to Vijay as his style and manner of operation is just like that of Vijay.
Needless to say, Vikram and Surya are totally in a different league and have laid a perfect and strong foundation in revealing their versatility.
Emerging trends in Tamil cinema
On the other side, Tamil cinema is slowly developing into a distinctive class. New and young directors have given it a different and healthy dimension and movies catering to the mass and class are being manufactured from the tinsel factory. Taste of people has changed over a period of time and the multiplex culture has taken the cinema by storm. So at this juncture, sources reveal that if Vijay is not very careful in choosing his films he will be swept over by the tide. This has led to a very cautious approach from his side and Pokkiri his next film is being sculpted inch by inch by director Prabhu Deva.
Most expected Pokkiri
Shooting of Pokkiri is progressing in Andhra amidst tight security. A fight scene has been shot for the past one week. Prabhu Deva being the perfectionist makes no compromises with even a simple shot. Vijay having understood this is giving his best as always. This film is said to cater to audience from all strata ranging from frontbenchers to balcony crowd. Tamizh is the name of the character Vijay portrays in the film, which promises hard-core entertainment on the genre of Kakki Chattai. Prabhu Deva being the director has instilled a kind of rhythmic movement in Vijay’s walk. “It appears as though Prabhu Deva has gotten into Vijay”, say the unit people.
A mannerism of Vijay wherein he salutes with a somersault at five feet above the ground is going to be talked about for a long time and is sure to figure in all fancy dress competitions of children for some time. Stunts have been executed with a lot of perfection. Pokkiri is expected to hit the screen after Pongal
As long as the bar is at a normal level, there is nothing to worry but when it is raised, it requires more determination and hard work to stride greater heights. Vijay understands this perfectly and Pokkiri would be a live example of that. All the best Vijay
www.behindwoods.com (copied from Anadha Vikatan Article)