The success of a person is nothing but the journey that was filled with thorns, but yet accomplished with a passion that makes even the pain so sweet. Many read the history and many witness it, but only few create it with an inner strength. Suriya is not an exception and he has been one among such rare personalities to have defined the most exemplified life as a person and an actor. Today he turns 39 and we have something to journey back with our memory down the lane of what we have seen about him.
A journey that started with brilliance
Usually, when a starlet is born, the foremost thought would be to make a debut with a solo hero subject so as to showcase the potentials they’ve in them. But Suriya was genuine and understood the reality that it’s script and characterisation that would create more impact and chose to share the screen space with Ilayathalapathy Vijay in Nerukku Ner. What could a star ask for more than this beginning? A Manirathnam production and maverick filmmaker Vasanth’s direction… Later the same combination came together for an awe-inspiring feel good family entertainer titled ‘Friends’ that still makes us laugh out loud with their laughter-riot.
Acceptance of criticisms
During one of his recent interviews, he recalled an incident that happened after the first day first show of his Nerukku Ner at Devi Cinemas. “I was moving out from the theatre and a guy came running fast to me and shook hands saying, “Boss, Semmaya Sodhapitinga” and I must say his words empowered me to improvise my acting. There have been times where I used to shut down the room and cry sleeping on bed. The criticisms used to victimise me, but later those were the elements that strengthened me indeed,” said Suriya.
The change of moment and miracle man
There was someone in his life, who propelled him to go for a ‘Bang’ and it was none other than late veteran actor Raghuvaran. He encouraged with the words saying, “Look around you, everything is changing and you’ll have to do something to save your presence.” Suriya had openly revealed his inspiring statement that it gave him more confidence to upgrade his standard.
An overnight rise to the peak
And Suriya surprised us so greatly with an incomparable performance in Nandha leaving us astonished about his new avatar. The powerful eyes spoke million emotions and it’s where Suriya become the most celebrated actor touching the A-league scale. The hardships he went through for training himself for this role was something unimaginable and yes, the result was amazing.
The dream boy of girls
His very next film was a sweet melodic love story that made him the most adorable heartthrob of girls and women. His loveable onscreen nature and captivating performance with dialogue rendition made the film more successful. Off the late, his performance in Mounam Pesiyadhe furthermore gained more fan-following base to his store.
The experiments of milestones in box office
Then came his way the most celebrated film of all time in the industry – Gautham Menon’s Kaakha Kaakha that offered a status of new dimensional hero… His performance was top-notch and new looks made him look more handsome and this made it special for the chemistry of Suriya-Jyothika pair onscreen. His immediate next film ‘Pithamagan’ won him the first ever Filmfare awards for a best performance in supporting role. Perazhagan is so special as he played the first ever double action role as a cool rough guy and a man with hunchback. Manirathnam’s Aaytha Ezhuthu and his role as Michael Vasanth was a charmer. He shared the screen space with Madhavan and Siddarth, which opened up a new genre in Tamil industry indeed. Having played so much of challenging roles, he settled with a different attempt of humour genre in ‘Maayavi’. Ghajini – the name ‘Sanjay Ramasamy’ defines it all about the scintillating show of Suriya and we need no more words to describe its success. The actor enthralled the mass audience even beyond the boundaries of Tamil Nadu and became the envy of other regional stars for the dubbed version in Telugu became a stunner.
When Suriya – The Mass Hero won the rain
It would be a hackneyed statement to say that Suriya became a mass hero with Hari’s Aaru. We say even the climatic occasions define the film’s results. When the film was released, the entire Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu were flooded with terrible rain, even the most happening firms and educational institutions were granted holiday and many theatres cancelled the shows, the crowds thronged to watch this film and it was a great sensation. Suriya took an extensive effort of making a special video talk of thanking everyone who made the film successful.
The most ever romantic hero with soothing breeze of love
When Sillunu Oru Kadhal was released, a new season of love was created and no one could get out down of this fever… Right from the wowing star-cast of Suriya, Jyothika and Bhoomika and the soul stirring music of AR Rahman still keeps us possessed. After decades in Tamil cinema, one could see the emotional drama of romance that even inspired many in real life.
The recreation of magic with directors
Soon after the directors delivered a hit with him, they constantly wanted to team up with him over and again for getting beyond the limits of the previous record they set. Hari came up with three back to back blockbusters with Suriya post-Aaru titled ‘Vel’, ‘Singam’ and ‘Singam II’. Gautham Vasudev Menon established a new status in directorial venture with ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ that showcased Suriya as yet more powerful actor. K.V. Anand with the every grandest opening and collection making film ‘Ayan’ followed by ‘Maattraan’ were Suriya played a unique role of conjoined twins. Not to forget AR Murugadoss’ ‘7aam Arivu’ that brought back the hidden history of Tamil icon ‘Boddhidharman’, the father of all martial arts.
A star with maximum double act mania
Suriya happens to be one among the rarest stars to have played double action roles at a very young age. It all started with ‘Perazhagan’ followed by Vel as twin brothers. In Vaaranam Aayiram, he played a fabulous role of father and son, which swept us over the feet. 7aam Arivu paved a brilliant way to make a stunning performance as Bodidharman and an ordinary circus staff in Chennai from the same lineage. ‘Maattraan’ endeavoured with a new challenge of playing a conjoined twin as Akilan and Vimalan. And finally, there is a strong buzz is that Suriya plays a dual role in his upcoming film ‘Anjaan’ directed by Lingusamy as an Andheri don ‘Raju Bhai’ and a person in contrast to him as ‘Krishna’.
Changing the lanes to new genres
Suriya’s upcoming films will be bound to new genres. ‘Masss’ with Venkat Prabhu will be a trendsetter in Indian Cinema that no one has ever attempted of it. His other film that are in pipeline is expected to be the same indeed.
An adorable sweet person
Suriya is a beloved son to their parents, a sweet father, a loveable husband and many times we see him complimenting and thanking his spouse Jyothika for her kind gesture. It is so inspiring for every man that their wives and family members must be given complete respect and affection that will help them lead a peaceful and happy life. As a father, he always encompasses his care to them of spending a normal life with them. He takes more care on his brother Karthi’s career and has been supportive right from the beginning.
Being an inspiring philanthropist
Everyone is charitable, but Suriya made it a point of extending his feat as a philanthropist of establishing AGARAM for the sake of poor and needy children. Today, many from this foundation have proved their significance, thereby making everyone proud.
We at Top 10 Cinema convey our birthday wishes to the star for more success and warmness in his life as a person, actor, father, husband, friend, son and brother.
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