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Vijay Sethupathi – A Growing Villain in the Cinema Industry.

Vijay Sethupathi, who holds a special place in the hearts of Tamil enthusiasts, has established himself as one of the most skilled actors in the realm of Indian cinema. His unique ability to play positive, negative, and supporting roles with the same intensity has placed him in a league of his own. He proves to be an ‘Actor’ and not a ‘Hero’ by showing exceptional acting prowess as a Villain. Tamil Cinema doesn’t have many strong villains who go head-to-head with the Stars. Vijay Sethupathi however has given a one-to-one striking performance with stars like Rajnikanth, Kamal Hasan, Joseph Vijay, Shah Rukh Khan, etc.

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Vijay Sethupathi – Top 5 Villain Roles.

1. MASTER (2021) Vijay Sethupathi as Bhavani.

Poster of Film Master starring Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi.

“Master” is a 2021 Indian Tamil-language action-thriller film. In “Master,” Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of Bhavani, who is the main antagonist in the movie. Moreover, he portrays Bhavani as a ruthless and cunning character, earning widespread acclaim for his intense and deeply nuanced performance in the role. During the film, the creators dedicate a significant 14-minute segment exclusively to illuminate the audience on how and why Bhavani made the life-altering decision to embrace the role of a villain.

2. VIKRAM (2022) as Sandhanam

An excellent still from a fight scene in Vikram.
A still from a fight scene in Vikram.

Doctor by day and a gangster by night, Vijay Sethupathi was a Beast in Lokesh Kanagaraj’s superhit Vikram. Vikram (Kamal Hasan) had many villains, but Vijay Sethupathi’s Sandhanam just took the film to another level. His vicious smirk flashing the gold cap on his teeth was an amazing site to witness for the cinephiles.

3. PETTA (2019) as Jithu

Vijay Sethupathi as Jithu in Petta.
Vijay Sethupathi as Jithu in Petta.

Petta is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action drama film directed by Karthik Subbaraj.
An ensemble cast, featuring notable actors like Rajinikanth as Petta and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, enhances the film’s appeal. Notably, Vijay Sethupathi takes on the role of Petta’s son, named Jitthu. Petta reveals that Jithu is Singaar’s son and has used Jithu to lead Singaar (the villain) as part of a strategy to kill the latter. Following this shocking revelation, Petta takes decisive action, holding Jithu at gunpoint and ultimately ending his life.

4. VIKRAM VEDHA (2017) as Vedha

A still from Vikram Vedha.
A still from Vikram Vedha.

“Vikram Vedha,” an Indian Tamil-language neo-noir action thriller film, is written and directed by Pushkar-Gayathri. Moreover, Vedha, a feared gangster, possesses a keen understanding of the shades of gray that exist in between. During one encounter, the squad eliminates some of Vedha’s associates but manipulates the scene to make it appear as if an unarmed criminal was killed by Vikram, avoiding any further investigation. As the unit plans another encounter, Vedha unexpectedly enters the police station and voluntarily surrenders himself.

5. JAWAN (2023) as Kalee

Vijay Sethupathi as Kalee Gaikwad.
Vijay Sethupathi as Kalee Gaikwad in Jawan.

Jawan is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Atlee in his Hindi film debut. In Jawan, Vijay Sethupathi plays the role of Kalee Gaikwad, a corrupted Businessman, who would not think twice before killing anyone. After navigating through a struggling plot, Vikram, the hero, finally regains his memory. Subsequently, father and son unite forces to defeat Kalee, culminating in the dramatic and final act of justice—hanging him to death.

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