Nope, this is not the reality singer contest in limelight. The man who sizzles in dance, acting and comedy has flair for singing as well and quite recently Vijay's vocals are becoming regular in all his movies. Why is that, whenever an actor dons the singer cap it gives such a delight to the ordinary fan? Well the emotional connect onscreen and to sing in your own voice is something of a fulfilment to the actor, and Ilayathalapathy has done the bonding absolutely spot on!
Thottabetta Rottu Mela were the earliest days of Vijay's singing, this came as a delightful dance number with Vijay sizzling through the screen and behind the scenes as well. This was probably one of the songs that showcased Vijay's talent as a singer in folky milieu. Then in Kaadhaluku Mariyathai he sung O Baby Baby a cool and breezy for Ilayaraja's composition and the other, Vijay's touch. When cupid strikes you for the first time, it is just bliss and bliss, Vijay breezes through the transition to a Romeo is the highlight.
Vijay's bonding with Imman came a few years back in Ullathai Killadhe song from Tamizhan. Both the lead actors made things look simple by singing and capturing the enigma on screen as well. A beautiful song with a lot of peppiness, Vijay's mellow voice steals the limelight. Not to leave out the number from Badri Enoda Laila, sleazy rap like song. This easy go song from Badri was a trend setter those days, with Vijay's enchanting plea fresh and delightful. This was probably one of the songs that established his all-round capacity. Starting off with a sleazy vocal, the hiccupy song traverses through interestingly, not to single out the chorus!
Folk, especially racy dapankuthu was Vijay's favorite and that is not limited just to dancing but singing as well. Vaadi Vaadi from the movie Sachin is true to its word bolts you up from the lazy chair and gets you shaking a leg. The song is absolute fun and connecting Vijay on the screen as a dancer and off the screen as a singer makes you step up and dance.
Now the recent Google Google from Thuppakki was a roaring hit and probably we can refer this as a comeback, Ilayathalapathy matching the likes of Andrea with a cool and slick number, thanks to Harris Jeyraj. The song was the biggest hit in terms of music, dance and well Vijay's melodic as well. This year's Vangana Vanakkamana from Thalaivaa is an offbeat lethargic number by Vijay, and struck well with the youth especially for its orchestration and the lazy yet chick vocals. The half-baked drunken song strikingly matches Vijay's voice and is tailor made for his vocals.
And getting ready is Kandangi Kandangi from Jilla. Now here is the melody from Vijay, all these years after establishing himself in the folk and peppy number department, Vijay's melodious vocal amazes everyone as he seamlessly eases through with Shreya Goshal. The song from Jilla is creating ripples even before its release, so watch out for the visuals!
There are plenty other songs from Vijay which deserve to be mentioned, but the above noted ones always take a special place!