Actor turned politician Vijayakant is said to have played an important role in the success of Thalapathy Vijay. The versatile actor had extended his help to Vijay when he entered the film industry. In the 90s, when Vijay’s father, director SA Chandrasekhar, approached Vijayakant to appear in a film alongside his son, the actor immediately said yes and allegedly wouldn’t even charge a single penny for his work. . The actor agreed to play the role for free.
Vijay and Vijayakanth worked together in the 1993 film Senthoorapandi. Directed by SA Chandrasekhar, the film was Vijay’s second release and it became a huge hit.
In the film, Vijay tried out for the role of Vijaykanth’s younger brother. With him in the lead and Vijayakanth doing the cameo, the film also had Yuvarani and Gouthami in the lead roles.
The plot revolved around a youngster named Vijay, who fights against the landlords for the release of the villagers. The movie was even later remade in Hindi as Thakur Bhavani Singh in 2007.
Needless to say, the actor has now achieved huge stardom in Kollywood. The actor was launched in 1992 by this father in the lead with Naalaiya Theerpu. Vijay was only 18 years old and appeared in the role of a student leader, who defends and fights for the rights of students.
Based on a social issue, the film had Keerthana, Easwari Rao, Srividya, Radharavi and Sarath Babu playing pivotal roles. Although it appeared as a box office flop.
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