Kennedy John Victor was born on April 17, 1966, in Paramakudi, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India is commonly known as Vikram. He is an Indian actor and playback singer who primarily features Tamil films and has also appeared in Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi films. He is one of Tamil cinema’s most awarded actors, receiving seven Filmfare Awards South, a National Film Award, and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award.
Among his other honors are the Kalaimamani Award from the Tamil Nadu government in 2004 and an honorary Doctorate from the Popular University of Milan in May 2011. Vikram was named to the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list in 2016 and 2018, based on the earnings of Indian celebrities. He played a range of characters in his films and is one of Tamil cinema’s most prolific actors.
We have handpicked some of the best Vikram Movies that we believe are the best in his career.
Vikram’s performance in Sethu earned him widespread acclaim as an actor and director Bala. The debut film of the latter won a National award in the Best Tamil Film category. This powerful character, which develops from a cool adolescent – ‘Chiyaan’ (which became his tag) in the first half to a mental illness patient quartered in an asylum in the second half, required Vikram to demonstrate his emoting and performing ability. The dramatic weight reduction and baldness for the role demonstrate Vikram’s passion for Sethu and his character, which cannot be readily digested as you will be moved after seeing this film.
One of Vikram’s best films. The character Chithan, portrayed by Vikram, is about a young man who grows up in a graveyard among burning corpses and how he interacts with his newest family member Sakthi, played superbly by Surya. Chithan, a character with nasty body language and without sufficient disclosure, had his emotions and feelings communicated by Vikram, a fantastic actor. Having lived his entire life with corpses, the way Chithan interacts with his family and his performance at the climax made our hearts melt as it is one of Vikram’s best performances that will never be replicated.
In Saamy, Aarusaamy, performed by Vikram as D.C.P, is one of the most remarkable and powerfully written police characters in a Kollywood movie. The role of Aarusaamy, a small criminal mind in a khaki uniform (as the character says, ‘Naa police ila porrukki,’ directed by Hari, was a real cakewalk for the actor. Furthermore, the character was developed with a suitable vision and specific distinctive regulations. Vikram created Aarusaamy as an evergreen character who is fresh and easily visitable every time.
Shankar’s Anniyan was notoriously famous for the concept of split personality. Vikram had a golden opportunity to score with three personalities Ambi, Anniyan, and Remo, in a single film. The calm and disciplined Ambi, the passionate Remo, and the furiously enraged Anniyan as these personas reside in a single man and are presented with fast shifts deserved an actor like Vikram, and he delivered. Anniyan is one of Vikram’s best films because of its social concern and the engaging play of the characters.
Susi Ganesan wrote and directed Kanthaswamy (2009), a Tamil language neo-noir vigilante thriller starring Vikram in the lead role. Supporting cast members include Shriya Saran, Prabhu Ganesan, Krishna, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mukesh Tiwari, Mansoor Ali Khan, Vadivelu, and Y. G. Mahendran. The film was a success, dubbed in Hindi as ‘Shiva – The Superhero.’
Kandasamy, a masked crusader, takes care of the financial problems of everyone who leaves a message at a temple. Meanwhile, a CBI agent is on the hunt for people who keep their black money hidden.
6. Iru Mugan
Anand Shankar’s Iru Mugan (2016) is a Tamil-language science fiction action film written and directed. Vikram plays two characters in the film, as do Nayantara and Nithya Menen, with Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Karunakaran, and Riythvika in supporting roles. It was a huge success and was dubbed into Hindi as ‘International Rowdy.’
Following the attack on the Indian Embassy in Malaysia, Akhilan, an ex-agent, is tasked with finding the perpetrator. His investigations lead him to an old nemesis who has created a dangerous drug.
7. I (2015)
Shankar wrote and directed I (2015), an Indian Tamil-language romantic thriller film. Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel, Santhanam, and Ramkumar Ganesan play important parts in the film, which stars Vikram and Amy Jackson. The film was a box office success and was dubbed into Hindi under the same title, ‘I.’
Plot: When a successful model acquires a hunchback resulting from an injection, his professional and personal life takes a bad turn. He then plots retaliation against those who have damaged his life.
8. Kadhal Sadugudu
Durai’s Kadhal Sadugudu (2003) is a Tamil family drama film written and directed by him, starring Vikram, Priyanka Trivedi, and Prakash Raj. The film earned negative reviews and was a box-office disappointment. The film was dubbed into Hindi as ‘Aparichit 2’.
Plot: Chitambaram is opposed to his daughter Kausalya marrying Suresh. Suresh then resolves not to marry Kausalya until her father agrees. Chitambaram eventually relents, and the lovers reconcile.
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Vijay Milton wrote and directed the Indian Tamil action film Endrathukulla (2015). It was a mediocre film that was dubbed in Hindi as ‘Dus Ka Dum.’ Vikram and Samantha Ruth Prabhu play key roles in the film.
Plot: James, a driving teacher, accompanies Shakila, a beautiful woman, on a trip from Chennai to Mussoorie. But he is taken aback when he learns that her life is in danger.
10. King (2002)
Prabhu Solomon directed the Tamil drama film King (2002). Vikram played the titular character, with Sneha, Vadivelu, and Nassar playing supporting roles. The film was mediocre and was dubbed in Hindi as ‘Vikram The King.’
Plot: Raja and his father, who reside in Hong Kong, are saddened when Raja’s father is critically injured in an accident. To make his father and grandfather happy, he intends to reconcile them.