‘Thalapathy’ Vijay is in super form with good box office returns and solid buzz for his upcoming project Leo. With Leo, his market is projected to expand massively as Lokesh Kangaraj has also created a brand in other languages. Vijay’s stardom and Lokesh’s solid form are expected to create record trade and opening collections will surely establish Kollywood records if the film gets off to positive word of mouth.
However, it is his next project after Leo that has raised quite a few eyebrows. He has surprisingly signed Venkat Prabhu’s film. Venkat Prabhu is not a big league director with a great market despite having some big hits like Mankatha and Maanadu in his career. His last film Custody was a massive box-office disappointment so naturally, this movie’s success will solely depend on Vijay’s box-office stamina.
In addition to this, one of the biggest shortcomings of Venkat Prabhu’s projects is the lack of universal appeal. His stories appeal to a select few and the family audience is a segment that is crucial for the success of any project. So now Vijay is taking a big risk and it appears that Venkat Prabhu has impressed with him a storyline. Fans are hoping Venkat Prabhu’s execution is as good as his narration this to the hero.