Vikram’s 5 Best Performances

From a man with multiple-personality disorder in Anniyan to a disfigured supermodel in I - here are the Dhruva Natchathiram star's best acting moments
Vikram’s 5 Best Performances

Vikram is one of the most admired actors in India and arguably the most talented star in the last two decades of Tamil cinema. Even his voice – cosmopolitan and not too deep – emotes beautifully. Ahead of his next release, Gautham Vasudev Menon's Dhruva Natchathiram, Anand Venkateswaran revisits his five best performances.

1. As Sethu in Sethu (1999)

I absolutely hated Sethu. As a young romantic who believed in happily ever afters, it destroyed my foundations of love. But I was overwhelmed by Vikram.
I absolutely hated Sethu. As a young romantic who believed in happily ever afters, it destroyed my foundations of love. But I was overwhelmed by Vikram.

2. DCP Aarusaamy in Saamy (2003)

Al Pacino did his top five hall-of-fame movies in a span of less than five years – from 1971-75. For Vikram, 2001 to 2005 was that period. He had done Dhill, Dhool, Gemini, Kaasi, Pithaamagan, Saamy, Arul, and Anniyan. Saamy is a blitzkrieg of masala mixed with pure acting.
Al Pacino did his top five hall-of-fame movies in a span of less than five years – from 1971-75. For Vikram, 2001 to 2005 was that period. He had done Dhill, Dhool, Gemini, Kaasi, Pithaamagan, Saamy, Arul, and Anniyan. Saamy is a blitzkrieg of masala mixed with pure acting.

3. Chithan in Pithamagan (2003)

Vikram's best performance as an actor-star is in Bala's Pithamagan. He delivered a wordless, fully physical performance like no other. That element, that x-factor, is in how he does everyday things, using the body and mind of his character.
Vikram's best performance as an actor-star is in Bala's Pithamagan. He delivered a wordless, fully physical performance like no other. That element, that x-factor, is in how he does everyday things, using the body and mind of his character.

4. Ramanujam in Anniyan (2005)

The story was tight, the fights were just on the border of ridiculous, and Vikram was at the prime of his performance. This is one for the ages.
The story was tight, the fights were just on the border of ridiculous, and Vikram was at the prime of his performance. This is one for the ages.

5. Lingesan in I (2015)

The movie 'I', one of the top-five grossing Tamil films of all time, was the biggest injustice to Vikram's career. His beautiful, nuanced, really tough performance was frittered away on a story that did not deserve it in the least.
The movie 'I', one of the top-five grossing Tamil films of all time, was the biggest injustice to Vikram's career. His beautiful, nuanced, really tough performance was frittered away on a story that did not deserve it in the least.

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