Thalapathy Vijay will be teaming up with director Vamshi Paidipally for his next film, Thalapathy 66 which has already got phenomenal expectations, even before the commencement of shoot. Thalapathy 66 will be a Tamil - Telugu bilingual that will also have a dubbed release in other languages and it is going to be an important film in the star actor's career. Dil Raju, the producer of the film, recently confirmed that Thalapathy 66 will be an emotional family entertainer unlike Vijay's films in the recent past which are mostly action driven. He also added that Vijay informed them (Dil Raju - Vamshi) that the story of Thalapathy 66 took him back to the good old days in the late 90s when he did more feel good romantic entertainers.

Having said that, here are six Vijay films that were high on emotions and struck a chord with the audiences. We recommend you to watch these films before Thalapathy 66 and prepare yourself for a refreshing, light-hearted ride.

1. Poove Unakkaga (1996):

This film gave Vijay a massive breakthrough fetching him a place in the hearts of the family audiences. Directed by Vikraman, Poove Unakkaga revolved around the story of Raja who resolves a long standing dispute between two families for the sake of the girl he is in love with. The film had a long and phenomenal run at the box office. (Streaming on Sun NXT).

2. Love Today (1997):

Love Today features Vijay, Raghuvaran, and Suvalakshmi in the lead roles and is directed by Balasekaran. This romantic drama deals with Ganesh who is crazily in love with Sandhya, who is not interested in him. His constant attempts in winning the heart of Sandhya leads to various unexpected problems. Love Today is a film that worked really well among the Tamil audience, especially the youth. (Streaming on Sun NXT).

3. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai (1997):

Kadhalukku Mariyadhai is considered to be one of the biggest hits in Vijay's career and it was unanimously celebrated by the family audiences. Though it is a love story between two youth, the film catered to the family audiences effectively because of its exceptionally neat presentation backed by strong performances. Ilaiyarajaa's musical score was one of the major highlights. Vijay and Shalini delivered top class performances with this one. (Streaming on YouTube).

4. Thulladha Manamum Thullum (1999):

Directed by Ezhil, this film had Vijay and Simran in the lead roles. Thulladha Manamum Thullum was the story of an innocent and caring youngster, Kutti, who unfortunately gets portrayed as a bad man whenever he runs into the girl that he loves. With a highly emotional climax that made many people tear up, Thulladha Manamum Thullum turned out to be a beautiful film that was celebrated by the family audiences. (Streaming on Sun NXT).

5. Kushi (2000):

Kushi is a film that is highly popular among the masses and there are various scenes that attained a cult status. Directed by one of the incredible actors of our times, SJ Suryah, Kushi showcased Vijay in a vibrant character with full of energy and charm and that turned out to be the USP. Kushi is about how a couple, despite being in love, are unable to unite because of their egos. The film had fun-loving performances from the lead pair, Vijay and Jyotika and the duo's chemistry was beautifully established in the film. (Streaming on Prime Video).

6. Sachein (2004):

This is the latest film among the lot and this film has a special fan following even till date. Sachein was a film that had a light-hearted treatment throughout and showcased Vijay in a different dimension. Post Sachein, Vijay took the mass masala route and there has been no look back since then. Set on a college campus, Sachein deals with the interesting cat and mouse relationship between Sachein and Shalini (Genelia). Vadivelu's hilarious comedy track worked big time with the masses.

Well, we can expect Thalapathy 66 to be a quality family entertainer with high dose of emotions, on the lines of the above-mentioned films.