When every action hero would like to concentrate on the nuances of fight and dancing to the tunes of director, Vijay had a chance to show his mettle through this mellifluous movie. If everyone speaks now of Simbu’s concentration on his silent charactering in VTV, the precedent was set by Vijay in Kathalukku Mariyathai. With Fazil framing the scenes by pairing Vijay with Shalini and the songs composed by Ilayaraja, the movie was a silent revolution of the new millennium. Ennai Thalatta Varuvala from Hariharan was almost the anthem among the youth of the time. The depiction of yearning love was exposed at its very best by Fazil in this movie. The movie was set in a melodramatic manner arresting the entire audience without any vulgarity or obscenity. In a way Kathalukku Mariyathai can be categorized under classic theme for Vijay’s listings.