Venkat Prabhu garnered attention with his very first film, Chennai 600028 which turned out to be a blockbuster hit at the box office. The film, which featured majorly fresh faces and new talents, except for Yuvan Shankar Raja, received a warm welcome from the Tamil audience and the film earned a cult status. It was indeed a trendsetter. A few years later, Venkat Prabhu got the million dollar opportunity to direct Thala Ajith’s 50th film and he made absolutely no mistakes. Mankatha was a blockbuster hit and it impressed the fans totally and made them go crazy in the theatres.

The film had an electrifying intro sequence, massy interval sequence and an unexpected climax and all these things put together made Mankatha a very engaging and entertaining film. The film was highly enjoyed by the fans and general audience and we know that. But, how many of you know that Thalapathy Vijay liked the film? Interesting, right?

Director Venkat Prabhu, in his recent live interaction with singer and actor Yugendran Vasudevan, recollected the memories of meeting Vijay after Mankatha’s release. He said, “I’ve acted with him in Sivakasi and I’ve known him personally for a long time. After seeing Mankatha, he called me over to his house for dinner and treated me. We had a great time together. He really loved the film (Mankatha) so much. We talked about a lot of ideas and the possibilities of exploring different subjects. He told me to narrate a script whenever I’m ready with one. I’m eagerly waiting to impress him with a nice script. I hope it happens soon. I’m very much interested in doing a very different film with Thalapathy”.

Well, let us hope Venkat Prabhu’s desire and interest to direct Vijay materializes very soon and one can be sure that the film will be full of fun and celebration. When an energetic director like Venkat Prabhu and a charismatic entertainer like Vijay team up, the final product will be nothing short of a blockbuster. Vijay - VP combo has been something the fans have been waiting for a long time and let us hope it happens soon.

Currently, Venkat Prabhu is busy with Maanaadu, his next film starring STR in the lead role. This political drama has S.J.Surya, Bharathiraja, S.A.Chandrasekhar, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Karunakaran, Premgi Amaran, Manoj Bharathiraja playing supporting roles. Produced by Suresh Kamatchi, Maanaadu has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The fans are super excitedly waiting for this film which is expected to give a strong comeback for STR. For now, check out Venkat Prabhu’s live interaction video below: