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Vijay Sethupathi – That Breath Of Fresh Air That Tamil Cinema Needed


Tamil cinema has seen plenty of different actors who have come and gone as well as left their mark. It is important that one gets good roles that they are able to play well and get plaudits. However, this can also mean that actors fall into a rut, performing similar roles that end up with them being typecast. However, one man who has faced the odds and still managed to surprise audiences is Vijay Sethupathy.

Vijay Sethupathy has been one of those consistent actors who has played multiple roles over the past seven to eight years. Despite that, he still has that aura of surprise around him. This makes him one of the actors in the industry who directors are willing to bank on with experimental roles and he pulls them off with great skill and gusto.

Smart at choosing roles:

One of the telling factors behind Vijay Sethupathy’s acting and his selection of roles is that he does not mind being upstaged. Despite being an established actor, he has taken on movies where he plays the sidekick or is part of a gang. This allows him to pick scripts as well as characters that play to his strengths.

For example, in the movie Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, he plays the role of a man who loses his memory a day before his wedding. The innocence and aloofness that he brings out in the character saw him win plenty of awards. In Soodhu Kavvum, he plays the schizophrenic head of a small-time kidnapping gang that sees him end up in some terrible and hilarious situations.

Such smart choosing of scripts is something that sets him apart from the rest of the other actors in the industry,

Hard worker:

If there is someone who deserves the tag of a hard worker, it must go to Vijay Sethupathy. From starting off in the television industry to playing small-time roles, he has been thrust into the limelight and is basking away to glory. All this is because of the amount of hard work that he has put in right from the beginning of his career that has seen him end up as a bankable hero.

He played small roles in movies such as Pudhupettai and M.Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi and from there, is now the lead, playing varying roles in Naanum Rowdy Dhaan and Sethupathy.

Lets hope there is more to come from this powerhouse performer in Tamil cinema.

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