Tag: vijayakanth

captain Prabhakaran captain prabhakaran

50 Tamil movies to watch before you die – 36 – Captain Prabhakaran

When you choose such a list, it’s one of the toughest things to make choices. A few weeks back, I had to choose between Aboorva Sagotharargal and Michael Madana Kamarajan,...

/ September 28
ninaithathu yaaro

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 167/365 – Ninaithathu Yaaro

I would call 1988 to 1994 as the golden period of Vijayakanth. He acted in 41 movies in that period, and a majority of them were hit. This is the...

/ June 29
bharathan bharathan

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 155/365 – Azhage Amudhe – Bharathan

When Rajinikanth was remaking Amitabh Bachchan movies, Vijayakanth was remaking Sunny Deol movies from Bollywood. Not so surprisingly, the brawn of Sunny Deol matched Vijayakanth’s style. Bharathan was the remake...

/ June 12
eduthu vacha paalum

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 123/365 – Eduthu Vacha Paalum

Edutha Vacha Paalum is another song that blends in perfectly with the situation. The song was written and composed for situation of the story and not randomly placed. The heroine...

/ April 6
adi kaana karunguyile

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 119/365 – Adi Kaana Karunguyile

Poonthotta Kavalkaran was directed by Senthilnathan – son of Jambulingam who directed Nam Naadu with MGR. He went on to make many other movies but none made a mark like...

/ April 2
adichen kadhal parisu

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 102/365 – Adichen Kadhal Parisu

Every actor has this step-son based family drama movie. The step-son takes care of the father and mother while their off-springs abandon them. Kamal had Per Sollum Pillai while Vijayakanth...

/ March 2
atho antha nadhiyoram

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 91/365 – Adho Andha Nadhiyoram

One of the most ambitious political movies of Vijayakanth came nearly 12 years before his actual entry into politics. It was directed by Liaquat Ali Khan (he was the default...

/ February 16
pullai kooda paada vaitha

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 87/365 – Pullai Kooda Paada Vaitha

The only reason this song hasn’t been featured so far is the fact that I thought I have already featured the song. One of my favourite songs ever because of...

/ February 10
Kungumam Manjalukku

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 29/365 – Kungumam Manjalukku

Liyakat Ali Khan is known for his fiery dialogues in movies like Pulan Visaranai, Captain Prabhakaran and Makkal Aatchi. He also directed Vijayakanth in a number of films, the most...

/ November 29
Maalai Karukkaiyil

Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season II – 25/365 – Maalai Karukkaiyil

After a couple of tributes, I have a simple duet for you (or is it?) – Needhiyin Marupakkam is from SA Chandrasekar stable. The path to Vijayakanth’s stardom and in turn...

/ November 25