Ajith Kumar, famous as “Thala” among his fans, is among the Tamil film industry’s most celebrated and influential actors. Ajith Kumar’s first movie as a lead actor was “Prema Pusthakam,” released on April 24, 1993. The film was directed by Gollapudi Srinivas and marked the beginning of Ajith’s journey as a leading man in the Tamil/Telugu film industry.
In this action thriller directed by Venkat Prabhu, Ajith portrayed the role of Vinayak Mahadev, a suspended police officer turned villain. Critics and fans lauded his charismatic performance as an anti-hero with shades of grey. His style and screen presence were significant highlights of the film.
“Mankatha” was a massive commercial success, becoming among the highest-grossing Tamil films. The film’s gripping narrative and Ajith’s performance as a stylish antagonist contributed to its box-office success.
In this action drama directed by Siva, Ajith played the role of Ganesh, a brother seeking revenge for his sister’s death. His powerful portrayal of the emotionally intense character, especially during action sequences, received critical acclaim.
“Vedalam” was a blockbuster hit, grossing high numbers at the box office. It was well-received by audiences, and Ajith’s performance was a significant factor in the film’s commercial success.
Directed by Siva, “Viswasam” featured Ajith as Thooku Durai, a village leader and a protective father. Critics and audiences praised his heartwarming and impactful performance in the emotional family drama.”Viswasam” was a massive success, becoming among the highest-grossing Tamil films in 2019. The film collected ₹180 crore (US$28.06 million) worldwide. The film’s family-oriented storyline and Ajith’s performance struck a chord with the audience.
A remake of the Hindi film “Pink,” “Nerkonda Paarvai”, featured Ajith as a lawyer named Bharath Subramaniam. His restrained and compelling performance in the courtroom drama earned widespread appreciation. “Nerkonda Paarvai” was critically acclaimed and a commercial success. Ajith’s decision to take up a socially relevant subject and his impactful performance added to the film’s positive reception. The film made ₹181.45 crores worldwide.
In this action spy thriller directed by Siva, Ajith portrayed the role of AK, an Interpol agent. His dedication to the physically demanding action sequences and stylish character portrayal garnered praise.
“Vivegam” was a commercial success with a gain of ₹112–167 crore, performing well at the box office. The film’s high-octane action sequences and Ajith’s performance as a fierce agent resonated with his fans.
Vidaamuyarchi is an upcoming action movie directed by Magizh Thirumeni, featuring Ajith Kumar in the prominent lead role. Composed by Anirudh Ravichander, the film is being produced by Subashkaran under Lyca Productions. The title was announced on May 1, 2023, on Ajith Kumar’s birthday eve. Vidaamuyarchi continues the ‘V’ sentiment, as Ajith’s last 10 films all started with the letter ‘V’.