Vijay: Slow and steady to win the race

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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)

Steve

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Vijay, Prabhu Deva: trying to outdo the original

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Vijay is trying to revive his fortunes in Tamil after a pretty bad 2006. His team up with Prabhu Deva, debuting as director in Tamil, for the film Pokkiri has already received positive vibes from the industry and is getting ready for Pongal 2007. By this time all readers would be aware of the fact that Pokkiri is a remake of the Telugu superhit by the same name. But it is not going to be just a remake! Interested, read on.
 
When one says that the movie will not be ‘just’ a remake of the original, what does it mean? This time it means that the remake is going to be one step above the original. ‘Not easy’ are the first two words that come to mind. To improve upon something that was close to perfection is not at all an easy task. But the cast and crew of Pokkiri are out to make it happen and leading from the front is Vijay himself.

He has reportedly stored the entire Telugu original on his laptop and carries it with him all the time. Before each shot is taken, he watches the corresponding scene from the Telugu original and studies how it had been taken.
 
He then discusses with his director different ways in which the shot can be improvised. It sure is hard work and it looks like it will pay of. There might be skeptics who tell that a remake can only be inferior to the original. All those skeptics might do well to remember that Ghilli was a remake of the Telugu hit Okkadu. Compare the movies and judge for yourself. Incidentally Ghilli too was a Vijay starrer.
 
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Steve 

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Shobha Chandrasekhar’s praise for Asin

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No it is not the Italian, Chinese or continental cuisine that is keeping the lead lady of top heroes fit and healthy. You would be surprised to note what Asin’s favorite food is. It is fish curry and biriyani – cooked by none other than Shoba Chandrasekhar – you guessed it right, Vijay’s mother. Favorite food cooked by a top hero’s mother – a rare combination to find indeed.

Not many would have the luck to share a very good rapport with Vijay’s mother. It seems to be Asin’s turn now after Trisha. Shoba Chadrasekhar is all praises for Asin and she loves Asin’s smile –every one of us do as well. The other aspect that seemed to have bonded the relationship is Asin’s simplicity. Well we are sure Shoba has reasons to state so.

These valuable information are divulged to the media by none other than Chandrasekhar – Vijay’s darling dad. After sharing screen space with Vijay in a couple of hits, it is Asin’s turn again to cast opposite him in Prabhudeva’s Pokkiri. Asin seemed to have been in a sabbatical for a while and is back again with a bang and starring in movies with bigwigs of the industry such as Kamal Hassan.
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Steve
 

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Prabudeva dancing within Vijay? Pokkiri Scoop News

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‘Superstar’ Vijay is in Andhra for the shooting of pokkiri. A fight sequence between villans and Vijay has been shot at Golkonda Hills, Hyderabad. Eight cameras have been fixed with tons of stunts people around the shoot. As Fefsi Vijayan says, its a fight sequence where Vijay has been shown in a different angle. No one has seen anything like this in his earlier movies. As far as dance is concerned, the unit members says that if Prabu deva gets in to Vijay, just imagine how the dance would turn out to be?

For Vijay’s fans, its a pongal treat to see him in such a different avtar with new and lots of scope for dance and fights which his fans would never expect from him. He is ready to to mesmerise his fans with his Pongal offering Pokkiri.

Sources: Vijay Fans Network

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