‘Pokkiri’ and ‘Thuppakki’ to re-release ahead of Vijay’s 50th birthday

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By South First Desk

Jun 16, 2024

As Thalapathy Vijay’s fans eagerly anticipate celebrating their beloved hero’s 50th birthday on 22 June, his films Pokkiri and Thuppakki are scheduled for re-release on 21 June.

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Directed by Prabhudheva, Pokkiri, is a remake of the 2006 Telugu movie Pokiri, which featured Mahesh Babu in the lead role.

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Pokkiri also stars Asin as the female lead, alongside Prakash Raj, Nasser, Mukesh Tiwari, Vadivelu, Sriman, Anandaraj, and Napoleon in supporting roles.

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The 50th birthday of Vijay holds special significance for his fans for several reasons. With his entry into politics, the actor has hinted that his upcoming film, may be his final movie.

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This has sparked excitement among fans, who are eager to seize any chance to watch re-releases of Vijay’s past blockbusters. Particularly, noteworthy, was Ghilli (2004).

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Meanwhile, Thuppakki, written and directed by AR Murugadoss, was released in 2012. It released alongside Silambarasan’s Podaa Podi and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

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The success of Thuppakki paved the way for further collaborations between AR Murugadoss and Vijay, including Kaththi (2014) and Sarkar (2018).

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The dialogue “I am waiting,” delivered by Vijay just before the interval, gained popularity and has since been emulated in the pre-interval scenes of other South Indian films.

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