Well this could turn out to be interesting – rumors have surfaced that the much awaited A R Murgadoss – Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay movie Kaththi, promised to be a ‘mass’ action thriller, and the long overdue Jeeva movie Yaan have essentially the same storylines!
They say the plots are very similar but its the way the directors have handled their respective films and their vision (and of course the actors) that makes each movie different.
If true, this has all the signs of turning into an all out ‘Vijay vs Jiiva’ war at the box office, and with Vijay’s box office brand being on the rise again – no small thanks to Thuppakki and Jilla – and the huge fan community behind the actor, this could be the making of Jiiva or could lead to a bitter disappointment for the actor, who’s still not a top tier star in Kollywood.
Let’s also not forget that Yaan is being directed by cinematographer turned director Ravi K Chandran, whose maiden voyage into filmmaking this is. The flick has been on the floor for over a year now and it would be unfortunate for it to go straight up against one of the most anticipated movies of the year when it finally comes out.
However, the talent being sound and the craft and business of cinema being ‘unpredictable’ to say the least, this might also just be an entertainment feast for the fans with two flavours of the same dish being served – it’s up to them to choose in the end…