Indian movies are famous for their vast genres. One such genre among them is Action. If we talk about this genre, we should discuss the Kollywood star Vijay's movies. With decades of experience, he has given us some fantastic movies like Mersal, Thuppakki, Kaththi, etc, to cherish. Today let us look into Vijay's filmography and list the best action movies in his career.
Thuppakki is a 2012 Action thriller directed by A R Murugadoss. The movie has Vijay and Kajal in the lead roles. The plot follows an Army officer who sets out to save the people of his country when he learns about several terror attacks planned by the terrorists who entered the city. The movie was a massive success by critics and at the box office.
Pokkiri is a 2007 Action Romance film directed by Prabhudeva. The movie is the official remake of Pokiri, a Telugu blockbuster film directed by
in the lead role. The plot revolves around Tamizh, a hardened criminal who does dirty jobs for money. He then falls in love with Shruthi, who hates his violent nature. Later the movie reveals the real purpose and identity of Tamizh. The Tamil version, like its Telugu version, was a massive success and is best known for one of the best movies of Vijay.
Ghilli is a 2004 Action Romance film directed by Dharani. The movie is the official remake of Okkadu, a Telugu blockbuster film directed by Guna Shekhar, with Mahesh Babu in the lead role. The movie has a sports backdrop as the hero, Velu, is a Kabaddi player. He meets Dhanalakshmi in Madurai, who escaped from Muthupandi, a powerful man who wants to marry her. Knowing her problem, Velu saves her from Mithupandi.
Kaththi is a 2014 Action drama directed by A R Murugadoss with Vijay in the lead role. The story revolves around Kathiseran, who escapes from prison and meets his lookalike, Jeeva. Kathiseran then learns about Jeeva and understands his story and struggle for his village, farmer's suicides, and water. He then helps Jeeva in his fight. The movie is famous for its gripping story and powerful message. The film also got remade in Telugu as Khaidi No. 150.
'Theri' is a 2016 Action thriller directed by
. The movie has Vijay, Samantha, and in the lead roles. The story is about DCP Vijaya Kumar, who goes into hiding to save his daughter after his traumatic past. But when her life is threatened, he has to face his past to save his daughter from the gangsters he previously had a war with.
Mersal is one of the best films of Vijay, where he played a triple role of – A Doctor, A Magician, and A highly influential Village man. Atlee Kumar directed this 2017 action drama. Mersal is a story about false practices in the medical field. The story begins when Maaran, a doctor, gets arrested falsely for the murder of another chief doctor Dr Arjun. But soon, we realize the murder is by his lookalike, whose aim is to expose the corruption in the medical field. We soon learn the foundation of this dream and the connections between the two lookalikes.
Sarkar is the 2018 Action thriller directed by A R Murugadoss. The story revolves around an NRI who returns to India to vote. He realizes his vote was already cast without him voting. Then he discovers the practices of illegal voting. As he delves deeper, he finds himself pitted against two corrupt politicians.
Velayudham is a 2011 Action film directed by
with Vijay, Hansika, Genelia, and
in lead roles. The story is about an ordinary milk vendor who unwittingly stops a terrorist attack. Inspired by this good deed, he gets convinced to become the symbol of hope in society.
Master is a 2021 Action drama directed by
. The movie has Vijay, Malavika, and
in the lead roles. The plot revolves around an alcoholic professor who got enrolled to teach at a juvenile facility, unbeknownst to him. He then meets a ruthless gangster who uses these children at the juvenile facility as scapegoats for his crimes. Now it was the master's job to bring the kids away from the bad influence.
Beast is the 2022 action thriller directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. The movie is about an Ex-Raw agent Veera who has to face his fears when a terrorist group hijacks his mall and demands Veera to release their leader. The film happens entirely in the hijacked mall showing the escape plans.