A close look at what Vijay, Vikram and Ajit the leading stars are trying to sell in 2006
Vijay-Last year was Vijay's most successful year with a slew of hits. Now he is under even more pressure to repeat his hit run in 2006. At the moment he has two films coming up this year- Aathi for Pongal and Puli in June. The trouble with Vijay is that he wants to stick to his formula films and hates to move away from that set pattern. His argument is that Tirupachiand Sivakasi worked, both crass commercials while the more classy Sachin did not work last year. The trade also feels that people come to the theatre to watch Vijay the star, and not the content! Well you can't argue when money talks.
Vikram- Anniyanis Chiyan's biggest box-office blockbuster in his life! It has given him international recognition, and has also made him a sort of role model especially in neighbouring states of Andhra and Kerala. Now the audience expectation from him is just too much. Remember what happened to Maja, an average film which just failed to live up to expectations. But the guy has oodles of talent and is hard working and we are sure that along with Lingusamy, he will create magic once again on screen with Bheema in 2006.
Ajit- The "ultimate star" would like to forget 2005 as a nightmare when nothing worked for him and his popularity was at an all time low. When your time is bad, nobody can help you. 2006, is going to be Ajit's make or break year. On Pongal day his Paramasivan is releasing, directed by P.Vasu who has the knack of reviving the career of big stars who fall on bad times. It will be followed by the long delayed Godfather, directed by K.S Ravikumar another hit maker. And for April 14, there is Tirupati , directed by Perarasu, the man with the midas touch. All this should do the trick for Ajit.
To be continued...