‘Velayudham’ turns 50
Vijay’s Deepavali gift to his fans ‘Velayudham’ has completed its 50-day run in the box-office. Claimed as one of the biggest hits of the Ilayathalapathy, the film is still running in a good number of cinema halls. Says a trade analyst, “Velayudham came at a right time when Vijay’s fans were waiting for a commercial hit. In the recent past, Velayudham can be claimed as the biggest grosser for Vijay. The initial days saw repeat-audience.”
Produced by Aascar V Ravichandran and directed by ‘Jayam’ M Raja, ‘Velayudham’ has Hansika Motwani and Genelia D’ Souza as heroines. Says a Vijay fan, “The film was a Deepavali dhamaka for us. It had everything we expect out of a Thalapathy movie.”
Vijay Antony’s songs and state-of-the-art stunt sequences turned out to be the highlights of the movie. Thanks to all these things backed by aggressive promotions in media, ‘Velayudham’ has emerged as one of the hits of 2011.