Ilayathalapathy Vijay has been entertaining us for 26 years. From Nalaya Theerpu till today it has been one hell of a journey. His love movies are always special to us. Let’s look at 5 best love movies of Vijay.
Priyamudan: A very different film where Vijay played the anti-hero. It was the sort of obsessive love that we had never seen before in Tamil Cinema. Vijay was relentless and ruthless as he yearns for his friend’s lover. Vijay chose this film at an early stage in his career and it was a very bold move. The film also had a shocking end as the anti-hero is shot to death.
Kadhalukku Mariyadhai : This is one film which changed the perception of Tamil Cinema towards love. Up until that point lovers were rebels but this classic changed all that. It showed us that love can succeed with parental consent too. Vijay and shalini played the lovable soft spoken pair while veterans like Radha Ravi, Sivakumar and Manivannan played important roles. Charlie who was a regular in Vijay films in those days also played one of the friends. Illayaraja’s music was just mind-blowing. The film was important landmark in Vijay’s career. It improved his fan base and pushed him to the next level.
Shahjahan: Shahjahan was different in the way that Vijay didn’t have a pair in the film. His purpose in the film was to be a saviour for love. The comedy between Vivek and Kovai Sarala was fabulous and Melliname Mlliname is still evergreen in our hearts.
Priyamanavale : It is not everyday that you see film about a couple falling in love after marriage. But Priyamanavale was different. In fact the union in Priyamanavale itself is different. First it is Simran who falls for Vijay and then Vijay tries to win her back. SA Rajkumar’s music was an added attraction.
Poove Unakkaga: Vijay’s breakthrough film with a unique concept. A jilted lover helping in the success of his former lover. Vijay’s chemistry with Charlie, lovely songs and a climax which still brings tears to our eyes.