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28 Years of Vijayism : 10 interesting facts about Thalapathy Vijay

It’s 28 years since Vijay made his first appearance in a lead role. Let’s look at 10 facts about him. 

1. Vijay and Ajith acted together in only one movie Rajavin Parvailiye in 1995. They were supposed to act together in Nerukku Ner but Ajith walked out of the film and Suriya replaced him. 

2. Vijay holds the record for the first 50 crore film in Tamil cinema  The first 50 crore was for Ghilli in 2004. He was the first to touch the mark despite the presence of Rajinikanth

3. His Kadhalaku Mariyadhu holds the record for being Number 1 for most number of weeks in Sun TV top 10 movies. 

4. Besides Rajnikanth Vijay was also approached for the lead role in Mudhalvan before it went to Arjun.

5. Vijay has introduced more than 20 directors to Tamil Cinema. 

6. Vijay has a huge fan following in Kerala. This craze actually started with Thulladha Manamum Thullum which ran for 100 days in Kerala. 

7. His only film as an anti-hero lead was Priyamudan in 1998. He also played a full fledged villain role opposite himself in Azhagiya Tamizh Magan.

8. His son’s name Sanjay comprises the first three letters of his wife’s name and his name.

9. Kousalya who acted as his pair in Nerukku Ner and Priyamudan later acted in a. sister kind of role in Thirumalai. 

10. His first full fledged action hero was Bhagavati which didn’t do well. He later found success with Thirumalai.  

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