Tamil superstar Vijay promised to become big with Shankar's 'Snehithudu' earlier this year. Since it was an frame-to-frame, expression-to-expression copy of '3 Idiots', it was strongly rejected by the audience.
Later this year, AR Murugadoss 'Thupakki' (as yet not titled in Telugu) will hit the screens in November. The question is, will he make it this time, finally? Will he be another Suriya, Karthi, Jiiva?
It is curious that the reigning stars of Kollywood(namely, Vijay and Ajith) have no base in Andhra Pradesh. In sharp contrast, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan, the superstars of last generation are household names in the Telugu land. To an extent, Vijaykanth's popularity during his time was more than Vijay's fame today.
\"Vijay takes upon himself to play a lively and hyper-active character in the film,\" says director AR Murugadoss.
According to the director, it's been quite long since "we saw such an energetic and handsome hero in our Tamil cinema." So unlike normal heroes, Murugadoss added, that in 'Thuppaki', Vijay is playing a very different role by being very bubbly, enthusiastic and excited. "Usually female leads in my films play such energetic characters, but in this movie, Vijay takes upon himself to play a lively and hyper-active character. I feel that this will be Vijay's best role so far in his career," remarked the director.
It is to be seen if 'Thupakki' proves to be a game-changer or not.