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Vijay is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars that the Tamil Cinema has produced in recent years. With Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth entering their twilight years and making a shift towards the political zone, Vijay is destined to become the face of Tamil Cinema. Vijay is commonly called ‘Thalapathy’ by the fans due to the success of his movie "thullatha manavum thullum”. Vijay celebrates his 46th birthday today, he is one of the highest-paid Kollywood actors. He made his debut in his father’s SA Chandrasekhar’s 1992 directorial Naalaiya Theerpu but his biggest success came with back-to-back hits in the form of Ghilli, Thirupachi and Pokkiri. The actor found a halt in his career growth with a series of flops but Thupakki gave him one of the biggest hits of his career. Thalapathy Vijay on his birthday gave his fans something to cheer with the release of a poster of his much-awaited flick ‘Master’. On Thalapathy Vijay's Birthday, we take a look at the actor’s movies that feature him driving exotic cars and bikes.
Thupakki came out in 2012, the movie earned over $14 million in just 11 days of its release. Starring Thalapathy Vijay with Kajal Aggarwal as the leading lady, Thuppaki earned rave reviews for its storytelling and action sequences. The movie was exceptional for its action sequences with the actor spotted riding a Royal Enfield motorcycle. BS6 Royal Enfield Classic 350 is powered by a 346cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled engine with an electronic fuel injection system. The engine churns out 19.1 bhp of maximum power and 28 Nm of peak torque. It is paired to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox. BS6 Classic 350 comes in eight colour options - Mercury Black (Single-Channel ABS), Redditch Red, Pure Black (Single-Channel ABS), Classic Black, Classic Chestnut Black, Ash, Silver and Mercury Silver. Royal Enfield Classic 350 is priced at Rs 1.60 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Released in 2018, written and directed by acclaimed AR Murugadoss. The movie tells the story of Sundar Ramaswamy, a non-resident Indian (NRI) played by Vijay who struggles with corruption in the election. He decides to fight in the election and it portrays the struggles common man faces in his daily life. Vijay's character is spotted driving an Audi Q7 in the movie. Audi Q7 is currently discontinued in the Indian market by the German automaker. Q7 was sold in three engine options - 3.0-litre TFSI Quattro petrol, 3.0-litre TDI Quattro diesel and 4.2-litre TDI Quattro. The petrol variant featured a 6-speed automatic transmission while both the diesel engines were mated to an 8-speed Triptronic gearbox.
Theri is one of the blockbuster's of 2016 starring Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Prabhu and Amy Jackson. In the first five days of release, the movie earned over $14 million, Vijay got critical acclaim for his role. Vijay's character is seen riding the iconic Rajdoot motorcycle with his daughter in the movie. The Rajdoot also commonly referred to as RD, is a two-stroke Yamaha motorcycle produced in India by the Escorts group. Rajdoot 350 came in two variants - High Torque (HT) and Low Torque (LT). High Torque generated 30.5bhp @6750 rpm while the low torque churned out 27 bhp of power. One interesting fact is that we can identify the variant by looking at the engine number. The Engine number of HT begins with 1A1 while LT Starts with 00.
Vijay is undoubtedly the star of Tamil Cinema with his movies getting huge traction in International markets too. As he celebrates his birthday, we recognize his ability to churn out movies that appeal to the masses. Also, take a moment out and have a look at his car collection which is stunning to say the least.
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