Wish him a zillion times, and zillion plus one more time won’t harm, so yet again from SouthDreamz.com and on behalf of all our readers around the world, we wish Vijay a wonderful stylish birthday.
The audio launch of Thalaivaa happened yesterday and the reviews pouring in are tremendous, the music is absolutely foot tapping and it just makes us craving for the visuals. So with the reviews coming in hot and optimistic, there could not have been a better birthday present for our Ilayathalapathy.
“When I get to you, I will kill you” says the terrorist, as usual calm and serenely “I am waiting” says Jagdish. The extent of thunderous applause that broke the theatres all over Tamil Nadu and we dare say wherever the movie was played the response was phenomenal. It’s not just because the racy plot required a dialogue that defined the heroism, but it was because who it came from. Merely to say, he is Tamil Cinema’s “ILAYATHALAPATHY“. Come June 22, he turns 39 after chipping in twenty years of grandiose showbiz to Tamil Cinema.
Born as Joseph Vijay, his foray into cinema is not surprising, considering his father was an avid director of his time and mother a playback singer. Looking back at his career, the wagon wheel has spun with a lot of highs and lows, but unscathed by the lame jokes pointed at him, he continues to chug the wheel of entertainment. For an actor who immensely believes in spirituality and his fans, he delivers what he is intended hands down.
The Man he is:
Before Thirumalai he was a man synonymous for “Love” and most of his movies were Cupid smitten, for instance after his “Kadhaluku Mariyathai” broke numerous records, he was the most sought romantic actor. And he did marry the love of his life Sangeetha and their love was blessed with a son and a daughter. For an actor who appears kicked and always energized in his movies, he is very calm and serene in real life, little known to his private circle on what a wonderful human he is. Not often do we see Vijay being ridiculed to any gossips unlike so many other lead actors, he has always been media shy and has never been in a spot of bother too. Through his massive fan base he has continued to reach out to the poor and needy for quite a long time, and he has also claimed that his sortie into politics is to do something for the people.
As a child artist he did have some acting experience up his sleeve; however his debut was “Naalaya Theerpu” directed by his father. Though the movie was written off as a flop by the critics, Vijay‘s acting was no rookie stuff and he clearly had promising signs. He had a string of movies that did some average outing at the BO, but mostly because of sharing screen with other actors or so. However the little actor in Vijay was slowly making heads turn.
Rise to Stardom
Through the years of 1992 – 1996 he had a run-of-the-mill kind of movies that neither bombed at the box office, nor went on as smashing blockbusters; however he groomed himself as someone ready to hit the road for a longer run. His breakthrough came in the form of “Poove Unakaga“, directed by Vikraman, the movie set pace for Vijay as an actor whom the family audience could relate to. His charming comical sense was inevitable to go unnoticed and that paved way for more movies to come.
Then on, the romcom genre appealed to him quite well and he went on to be a part of commercially successful films like “Once more” with legendary Sivaji Ganesan, ” Nerukku Ner“, “Love Today“. The cult movie “Kadhaluku Mariyathai” which pelted the box office for a long long time cemented the way for Vijay‘s rise to stardom. Post this movie there was no looking back and he went on to sign up an array of movies that redefined his acting career.
Versatility is one apt word to describe him, as the complete circle he brings about in being an actor is very much present in him. And why?Let’s ponder thoroughly:
Vijay the rib tickler
Probably one of the reasons why the family audiences still consider him as their favorite actor, all owing to his amazing comic sense. Very few actors in Kollywood today have that incredible witty sagacity; Vijay for sure is one of them. Comedy was an integral part of him from the very beginning of his career, for instance “Coimbatore Mapillai” had him sporting a local connect with all that “nakkals” & “nayandi”.
Not to leave out his signature sarcastic remark “naa”! To this day he has used it extensively be it a scene bundled with humor or a racy action sequence. Yet another actor who does not lean on a comedian to bring out cracking wits to impress the audience, he can single handedly fit the roles of an entertainer with par comedy. To quote a few movies “Friends”, “Vasseegara”, “Kushi” etc all these movies were not strangled just with plots and subplots, but they had Vijay revealing his funny side easily.
Vijay the Dance phantom
So who else is not impressed by his dancing? Who? No one! The grace and glam that he brings to the songs with his dancing is just worth the money! He is the darling of every single choreographer he has ever worked with, to start with in Kollywood’s Raju Sundaram to Bollywood’s “Farah Khan” it’s garlands all the way.
To name a few would never do justice to his dancing, however we are tempted to quote his modish dancing in “Pokkiri“, “Tamizhan“, “Thirumalai“, “Azhagiye Tamizh Magan” and even in the latest “Thuppaki“. The striking feature about his dance is the elegance that just illustrates the whole sequence to a perennial level. Vijay‘s favorite dance partner has been Simran, and they both have given some “Shake a leg” numbers, oh who can forget “AlthotaBoopathy” !
Dig the singer in Vijay
Boy, remember the early days of “Thottabetta Rota Mela” from Vijay? The song with some funky music from Deva had Vijay‘s jingly voice, and it drew huge responses as he had sung and also danced. Through his career, calling him versatile is not because of his acting, the extra mile he travels in every other department is why he is still ruling the roost. Most of his songs have made it big and the reason is simple, Vijay enjoys whilst doing it and almost every single one of them has been peppy.
“Ennoda Laila” from Badri was such a breezy song and who would’ve imagined a lethargic tone could have added so much chic to the song’s essence. His “Ullathai Killathey” with Priyanka chopra was also a sprightly track, not to forget one of his best till date “Vaadi Vaadi” from Sachein. The song is like a soda bursting out of a tin with so much energy unleashed. And now, need we mention “Google Google“? Boy he shadowed the lead singer Andrea with his startling voice! The song really brought back the singer in Vijay and starting with Thalaivaa, it’s like almost in all his forthcoming movies there might be a track with his performance.
Action & Style an integral part of Vijay
His acting career had everything Vijay asked for, Romance, comedy and lots of action for sure. Even Vijay’s latest Thuppakki was a stylish Action packed movie, but he did start of his career with movies that had ample action elements. Some of his movies were rich with action sequences for instance “Ghilli” , “Thirumalai” , “Pokkiri” all were masala movies basically but then the climax, chasing, fights were something we could ask for more and more. Pokkiri and Thuppaki deserve a special mention as both had Vijay doing a varied performance with the latter laying him the red carpet for sporting a stylish avatar.
The Commercial crowd puller
“Ghilli” was actually the first humdinger that shot the catapult of commercial entertaining from him. But silently “Thirumalai” was his commercial pot boiling movie, and post these for a few years he was stereotyped with this fame. Then he moved on to different levels, but never leaving behind his strength. Basking on the success of a viable crowd puller, the producers had great belief in him as the B and C class of people thronged the theatres as his movies were nothing short of pure entertainment, however a brief hiccup came in the form of “Sura“, “Kuruvi“, “Aadhi” and a few more. Film critics almost wrote him off as an actor who does not carve into the other genres of cinema, when he did “Nanban” , “Kavalan” , and again a commercial pot boiler “Velayudham” and he has back to square one of positivity.
Vijay the Philanthropist
Vijay has done a lot of charity work that mostly go unnoticed, but his intentions are spot on, to help the poor and deprived. Started in 2009, with the ardent support of his fans “Vijay’s Makkal Iyakkan” is a social welfare organization that stretches out to the needy. In 2007 he received the honorary Doctorate by MGR university for his humanitarian work. He also worked along with Suriya, Madhavan and Jyothika for a child education video to reach and edify the viewers on the positives of education.
The list is just endless and Vijay can be whatever we expect of him, the romantic lover, the sinister plotter, power packed hero, and on and on. He also has been on the seat of controversies many a time, and every time he manages to wriggle out cleanly. He has also received so many awards with the latest being The Best entertainer for 2012 in Thuppaki.
Some tidbit facts about Vijay
- Vijay‘s parents were keen to make their son a Doctor, however their son was least interested in becoming one.
- He shares his college life with some prominent celebs like Surya, Vishnuvardan, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja.
- Vijay was the only boy during his KG time at Fathima School, and of all the money from his father he gets, he used to spend it on buying pencil, rubber and other stationary for his fellow students.
- When he was 9, his younger sister passed away and to date he does not shoot on her death anniversary.
- Vijay has three marriage halls ( Kalyana Mandapam) One is named after his son Jason Sanjay, the other is named after his mother Shoba and the third one after his wife Sangeetha. The first marriages which took place in these halls were conducted free of cost.
- Whenever he is off shooting, he loves to have Saravana Bhavan meals.
- His favorite color is black and so evident why he dresses up Black in most of the events.
- Well albeit, the wonderful actor he is, turning 39 but not a year older in the hearts of any! And continues to entertain us!
- A Wonderful birthday wish to Vijay! Hope he continues to enthrall us!