Vijay Sethupathi has given one of the most brilliant performance in the history of Tamil cinema as Vedha in Vikram Vedha. Vikram Vedha has had the third most footfalls of 2017 for a Tamil film, this list is topped by Mersal. Vikram Vedha is literally the biggest hit of Madhavan’s career and comes first on the IMDB best Indian film of 2017. It is one of the rare cases when film does auspicious numbers on the box office and also raved by critics around the world. Film has put Sethupathi on a pedestal that he has never seen before despite of enormous stardom.
11th Annual Edison Awards have nominated Vijay Sethupathi as Mass Hero of the Year, which means the one most loved by ticket paying audience. To make it fair, the judgement of the award will be done by a voting procedure happening online which is open now. Thala Vijay is nominated for Vivegam, Suriya is nominated for Singham 3 and Thalapathy Vijay is nominated for Mersal. by the box office, Mersal was the biggest film of all time and Vijay clearly is the biggest star amongst them so Sethupathi has some tough competition here.
As far as content is concerned nothing even stands on the same planet as Vikram Vedha so if the audience selects content over stardom than Sethupathi will emerge victorious over everybody else. Vikram Vedha is a milestone film in not Sethupathi’s career but also in the history of Tamil Cinema like Arjun Reddy is to Telugu cinema. Sethupathi’s popularity and talent is international and Pan-India now which it was not so he can explore his career in many ways now and has added at least 10 years to it. Sethupathi will give a very tough competition at the awards to someone like Ajith and Vijay who are far bigger stars than him bu his film is better than anything they have ever done.