Tamil film superstar actor Vijay Sethupathi has not made too many films in his entire career, but still, he has left an impact on the hearts of reviewers and viewers by his acting skills that people don’t even get bore without appreciating his work. At beginning of his career in his initial four or five films, people did not even know him or recognize him. But, when he got the opportunity to play a big role for the first time, people could not forget him since then. Then Vijay started choosing such characters in his films that he went on climbing the stairs of success with each character. So let’s know about some of the best characters of Vijay Sethupati who are making a splash in cinemas with the ‘ Master ‘ film nowadays.
Film: Thanmerku Parwakatru (2010)
Vijay started his career in films by doing some small characters. He was seen sometimes in the character of a lead Actor’s special friend, sometimes in a character where he did not even get his credit. Even if he got the opportunity to play a major role in a Tamil-Kannada film ‘ Akhara ‘, but the film could not be released in cinemas. Director Sinu Ramasami recognized Vijay’s skills for the first time and gave a chance to play a major role in his film ‘ Thanmerku Paruvakatru ‘. In this film, Vijay appeared in the role of a Gaderia Murugan. His work in the film was greatly appreciated by the audience and critics and he got so popular that he now started getting the best films. And, this film also won three national awards.
Movie: Sundarpandian (2012)
For Vijay Sethupati, the beginning of the year 2012 was very spectacular. His first film, ‘ Sundarpandian ‘, released this year, fetched Vijay the film award of the state of Tamil Nadu. He also has to play a negative role in this film. It is a comedy-drama film under the direction of SR Prabhakaran in which Shashi Kumar and Lakshmi Menon are also in the main roles with Vijay. Vijay has played the role of Jagan in the film, which is a friend of Shashi Kumar’s character Sundarpandian and a distant relative of Lakshmi’s character Archana. There is a love triangle between the three in which Jagan is the villain in this film.
Character: C Prem Kumar
Film : Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom (2012)
His second film, ‘ Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom ‘, released in the year 2012 for Vijay, also proved to be an award winner. Vijay was conferred with the Special Jury Award at Vijay Awards for the film. With Vijay, artists like Gayatri Shankar, Bhagwati Perumal, and Rajkumar are among the main roles in this film. The story of this comedy thriller film under the direction of Balaji Tharnitharan is also very unique. Vijay’s character Prem is going to be married to Gayatri’s character Dhanlaxmi. Suddenly, Prem gets the passion to play cricket and he goes to try his luck in cricket. While playing cricket, he hurts his head accidentally and gets the problem of short term memory loss.
This incident is the mother of all the confusion.
Character: Michael Maticyan
Movie: Pizza (2012)
All three films of Vijay, released in the year 2012, were well-hit. Vijay and Ramya Nambison’s film ‘ Pizza ‘ was so popular that Akshay Akkineni made a remake in Bollywood with Akshay Oberoi in Vijay’s character in the year 2014. The ‘ Mercury ‘ and Rajnikant’s ‘ PETA ‘ film-making, Lord Deva, started his career under the direction of the same film. As the title of the film is ‘pizza’, Vijay has played the role of Michael Maticyan, a boy delivering pizza in the film ‘ Pizza ‘. While delivering pizza one day, Michael gets stuck in a mysterious situation from where his life changes. Vijay was honored with the award of Best Actor Critics at the South Indian International Film Awards ceremony for his superb performance in films.
Film: Soodhu Kavvum (2013)
Even when he was not old, Vijay has played some roles in his career that can compel an artist to think about his future. Vijay has played the role of a hijacker of 40 years in his film ‘ Soodhu Kavum ‘, released in the year 2013. Even the idea of the film is that in today’s time, people come to the smooth things of unwitting people and start relying on them. The number of such people is increasing in modern society every day. With Vijay in this crime comedy film, artists like Bobby Simha, Ashok Selvan, Ramesh Tilak, Karunakaran, and Sanchita Shetty are among the main roles.
Film:Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara (2013)
The star of Vijay had become elevated while giving a continuous superhit film. When Gokul made another comedy film on Vijay, ” Hitakunthai Balakumara”, it was also liked by the audience. Even the film received positive responses from reviewers. With Vijay in the film, artists like Ashwin, Swathi, Nandita, and Pashupati were in the main roles. This story is of a middle-class young Kumarvel who loves a girl living in her front house. His life suddenly joins a person working in the bank who is disturbed by the direct demands of his boss.
Film: Pannaiyarum Padminiyum(2014)
In the year 2014, the film ‘ Pannaiyarum Padminiyum ‘, under the direction of Su Arun Kumar, again received a good response from the audience and reviewers. Here Vijay played the role of a vintage car Premier Padmini’s driver. This story is of two friends in which a friend, Shanmugam, gives his friend Pannaire the responsibility of taking care of his vintage car. After a little time has elapsed, Panneer and his family are fond of the car and later refuse to return to their friend. The character of Vijay Murugesan is the driver of this car. He works to show his master the right path.
Character: Dharma Durai
Film: Dharma Durai (2016)
Vijay Sethupathi was once again seen playing a major role in the drama film ‘ Dharma Durai ‘, under the direction of Sinu Ramasami. With Vijay, Tamanna Bhatia and Aishwarya Rajesh were also among the main roles in the film. Vijay has played the role of a drunken Dharma Durai in the film. Dharma Durai was an MBBS doctor but after losing two of his close friends, he became addicted to alcohol. His life changes when he once again meets an old friend. Vijay also conferred his acting water and was conferred with the Best Actor award at the Norwegian Tamil Film Festival Festival and the Asiavision Festival.
Film: Vikram Veda (2017)
Another Pan India star actor R Madhavan faced victory in the crime thriller film ‘ Vikram Veda ‘ for the year 2017. In this film under the direction of Pushtax Gayatri, Vijay Sethupati appeared to be a villain, while Madhavan became a hero. Madhavan has played the role of Vikram in the film, a police officer. Whereas, Veda is a criminal. Vikram’s goal is to catch the Veda. But, when Veda surrenders himself and he starts telling some stories to Vikram, the sufferings of Vikram increases. The film was originally in Tamil, but it was liked by every spectator in the country. Vijay won the Victory Award for Best Actor and Filmfare Award for acting in the film. While, as the best Villain, he also received the award of Anand Tican Cinema.
Character: K Ramachandran
Movie: 96 (2018)
Vijay Sethupathi did not only work in comedy-drama and thriller films but also in the hit film ‘ 96 ‘ under the direction of C Prem Kumar on his own. It is a romantic drama film that touches the hearts of lovers. Vijay has played the role of a photographer in the film. This story is of Ram and Janu, who love each other at school time. When they meet again after about 22 years in school reunion, their old days become fresh. Vijay also won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for acting in the film.
Character: Shilpa (Manikam)
Movie: Super Deluxe (2019)
Vijay Sethupati also played a challenging character in the film ‘ Super Deluxe ‘ released in the year 2019. In the film under the direction of Thyagarajan Kumarraja, artists like Vijay, Fahad Fazil, Samantha Akkineni, and Ramya Krishnan appeared in the main roles. Four stories run together in this film. There is a story of Shilpa whose part is victory. Vijay’s character is maniac married and the father of a son. Seven years after leaving home, he returns to his home as a transgender. After returning home, some incidents happen that Shilpa’s family is ready to adopt it under all circumstances, which Shilpa did not even expect. For this challenging role, Vijay also won the best actor award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.