Ilayathalapathy Vijay is quite happy to have delivered a hit film in the form of Velayudham which released a couple of weeks ago on Deepavali (26th October). The film faced stiff competition at the box-office from Suriya’s 7aam Arivu which also released on the same day. Fortunately, much to the amusement of Vijay and Suriya’s fans, both the films are reportedly doing fine at the box-office.
While 7aam Arivu is a kind of sci-fi film focusing on rejuvenating a person’s DNA to make him aware of his ancestors and their strengths and capabilities, Velayudham is a pure commercial entertainer catering to the needs and expectations of Vijay’s fans. For the first time, ‘Jayam’ Raja has directed a hero other than his younger brother and actor ‘Jayam’ Ravi by directing Vijay in Velayudham.
Obviously pleased at the box-office response to Velayudham, Vijay has expressed his gratitude to his fans. Last week, he threw a party at his residence to Raja, Ravi, Vijay Anthony (music director of the film) and a few others and reportedly served food to them personally. Vijay has opined that he simply followed the ‘MGR’ formula of ‘truth always triumphs in the end’ which is relevant even today.
“The legendary MGR’s formula guarantees success even in the age of internet. Obviously, we have tasted success with Velayudham thanks to the MGR formula. As we all know, MGR’s films would have all the necessary ingredients which to into making a commercially successful formula. By following the formula carefully, I shall continue to deliver hits in future too,” Vijay exudes confidence.