INDIA: The versatile actor in the Tamil film industry, Chiyaan Vikram, turned a year older as he celebrates his 57th birthday. The ace actor is famous for the array of his acting. Primarily he has mastered the art of portraying versatile characters in a single film.
On this special day, hardcore Vikram fans are trending #HBDChiyaan, which tops the trending list on Twitter. His outstanding films have birthed a massive fandom, which celebrates the release of each film. So, let’s deep dive into some of the best films from the Tamil actor.
Best of Vikram in Tamil Cinema
This 2001 Tamil remake of Kalabhavan Mani’s Malayalam movie Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum showcased Vikram as a blind man, Kasi. The movie marks the actor’s early days in Tamil Cinema, which opened to great praise for its unconventional plot and performances.
Vikram played a character with multiple personality disorders in Aparichit. His character play of switching roles in the middle of an investigation is out of the box, proving his excellent acting skills. Vikram underwent three different looks for this film, showing his dedication to the film. The movie continues to give spine-chilling thrills still today, thanks to the combination of maverick director S Shankar and the versatile actor.
Deiva Thirumagal (2011)
Deiva Thirumagal, directed by AL Vijay’s Deeva, is a Tamil remake of I Am Sam, starring Vikram as an intellectually challenged father whose relationship with his daughter is explored. The film shows his dynamic performance, forming a heart of the story. His expression and emotions as a caring father speak volumes on every level, which makes this remake a memorable watch.
After Anniyan, S Shankar and Vikram once again teamed up for another unique revenge-action Tamil film, I. This time, the actor portrayed a totally unrecognisable heartbroken character that put forth an exciting recipe of suspense and thrill.
The phenomenal body transformation of the actor showcases his dedication and hard work for acting. His entire aura as an actor cast a spell in the story that accelerates with Shankar’s vision in storytelling.
Ponniyin Selvan (2022)
The latest release of Vikram shocked the box office as the 1955 book Ponniyin Selvan written by legendary writer Kalki Krishnamurthy, emerged to be a smash hit. The movie shows the dynasty’s politics and wealth in an epic historical action movie about Arulmozhi Varman, who later rose to power as the renowned Chola ruler Rajaraja Chola.
He portrayed the role of Aditha Karikalan, brother of Rajaraja Chola. The Mani Ratnam film, this time, showcased the actor as a historical warrior. Once again, he excelled to leave an impact on the audience with his brilliant performance.