If the Vijay movies are let for ratings for the top 10, it is almost sure that his Gilli will get the nod and maximum points. This film stands from the rest for its flawless screenplay and direction by Dharani. It was Dharani who gave a needed break at this time which turned out to be a big hit. The story is a simple narration of an accidental meeting of Vijay to the local villain Prakash Raj (happens to be the son of a minister) who is after Trisha. The events following this tussle make the rest of the story. The songs and the comedy part by Thamu and the team filled the void of boredom. The film reached the mass due to its impression on all age groups especially the children with the song Appadi Podu Podu. The film brought a major turning point for Vijay and embellished the talent of Prakash Raj.