As said always, Vijay was conscious of themes related to his career elevation and one movie which filled the element of suspense and action. This is Pokkiri where Prabhu Deva exploited the fame and means of Vijay at best. With a lot of stardom like Asin and Vadivelu for comedy this film hit the screens with good openings. Songs too from Mani Sharma pleased the audience and the entire film went off non-stop. The story and action sequences impressed the Bollywood to remake it into Hindi. Though Thirupachi too exhibited him as the police official searching the wrong doers to be avenged in proper manner, Pokkiri had a different role for Vijay. His affection towards father (Nazer) and the punch lines spit against the villainous gang led by Prakash Raj contributed much to the wholeness of the movie.
In fact other films like Badri, Tamizhan, Madurey, Sachin, Vettaikaran, Sura, Kavalan are also capable of reaching the mass but failed to impress. So far on his achievement in this industry he has won many awards from all popular forums, his distinctive mark is the best actor from the state of Tamilnadu for Kadhalukku Mariyadhai. He was accorded with Tamilnadu state’s Kalaimamani award in 1998. In addition he has got praises from the superstar Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan and he is the recipient of Honorary doctorate award from Dr.MGR University identifying his contribution to the society. Of course he too faced the ebb and low of his career but he knew the nuance of compensating with right movies at right occasions.
Mr Vijay, we believe in your idealistic approach to your profession. Now a days you seem to be more cheerful than before and this world knows why is it so. You have set a new mark in the Tamil film industry and has won many accolades for your dedication and involvement. The producers are well aware of this horse in the race and a time will definitely come back to get you the delayed fortunes. On this momentous birthday occasion we all wish you pink of health, peace of mind and successful ventures in your career.
Happy Birthday Velayudham…