Ever since his rise in Tamil Movies, actor Vijaya Gurunatha Sethupathi Kalimuthu, known professionally as Vijay Sethupathi has astonished the audience with his brilliant performance. A recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award, Vijay Sethupathi takes up varied roles that challenge him. And as a result of this, we, as the audience, get to see his acting range in almost every film that the actor does.
Here’s a list of some of Vijay Sethupathi’s best Tamil movies that showcase his mettle as an actor:
1. Vikram Vedha
As the smuggler and a murderer, Vedha, Vijay gave an exceptional performance earning him a Filmfare Award for Best Actor in Tamil. Vikram Vedha follows the story of a no-nonsense cop Vikram whose life is thrown into disarray when Vedha voluntarily surrenders himself offering to tell the former a story. Starring R. Madhavan as Vikram, the movie was an absolute hit at the box office as well.
2. Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal
From a smuggler and murderer in Vikram Vedha, Vijay’s next character takes a completely opposite turn with Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal. The film talks about the life of Rambo, an unlucky man, and how it changes when he finds love, not in one but in two different women. From a criminal to an unlucky, helpless lover, you can clearly see Vijay’s range in his movies.
In Thalapathy Vijay’s Master, Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of a ruthless gangster, who uses the children as scapegoats for his crimes. Soon after Thalapathy’s character, an alcoholic professor, is asked to teach at a juvenile facility, the duo clashes as the professor tries to take a stand against this gangster. The tussle between the duo makes for an interesting drama for the audience to watch.
Again from a ruthless criminal to a diligent police officer, we see a 360° turn in Vijay Sethupathi’s film titled Sethupathi. The film narrates the story of a tough police officer, who investigates the murder of an inspector. Soon, his findings lead to the arrest of an influential man in Madurai, Vathiyar that puts his life, career and family at risk.
Playing a ruthless, drug-addict villain in the movie Vikram, opposite Kamal Hassan, Vijay gave the performance of his lifetime. Vikram is a high-octane action film where a special Black Ops team is assigned a case of masked serial killings. However, soon the officers uncover hidden layers in the story that proves that it is only going to end in a war between everyone involved.
6. Oh My Kadavule
Vijay Sethupathi takes up another completely different character with Ashok Selvan, Ritika Singh and Vani Bhojan’s Oh My Kadavule. Here, he plays the Kadavul aka God, who along with his assistant tries to help Arjun out of his problems after his life gets complicated due to misunderstandings and miscommunications post-marriage with his childhood sweetheart.
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