The release of Jawan, featuring the legendary Shah Rukh Khan, has set the nation abuzz, transforming it into a cinematic celebration. With awe-inspiring performances and spine-tingling action sequences, the film has swiftly earned the title of a massive blockbuster. This extraordinary cinematic experience is largely credited to director Atlee, a well-known name in the South film industry, who has now become a sensation nationwide. Fans from all corners of the country are showering Atlee with love and applause. Atlee has directed five films in the past decade, with three of them featuring Thalapathy Vijay, a clear testament to their strong bond and successful collaborations.
Let’s cherish the friendship between director Atlee and Thalapathy Vijay by exploring the films they have done together.
Theri was the first collaboration between Vijay and Atlee. Released in 2016, the film was a Tamil action thriller inspired by Mani Ratnam’s Chatriyan. Besides Vijay, the film also had Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson. The film managed to amass a remarkable Rs 150 crore, marking a historic milestone for Vijay. Theri was the first film in Vijay’s career to enter the Rs 150 crore club. It was also the second-highest-grossing Tamil film of the year.
Atlee reunited with Vijay for the film in 2017. This thriller highlighted the rampant corruption in the medical sector. The plot of Mersal revolves around two brothers separated during their childhood. The separation was the result of the wickedness of a man named Daniel. The film showcases how Vetri and Maaran seek vengeance upon discovering the atrocities committed by Daniel against their father. The film amassed a whopping Rs. 31.3 crores nationwide on the first day itself. The film minted approximately Rs. 200 crores globally during its theatrical run.
Bigil is a 2019 Tamil action sports drama. Written and directed by Atlee, Bigil featured an ensemble cast including Vijay, Nayanthara and Jackie Shroff in the lead. A remarkable success, the film achieved an impressive feat of Rs 300 crores at the box office. This led the film to secure its position as the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2019.