Vijayakanth in MGR film

‘Ulagam Sutrum Valiban’ is one of the ever green box office hits of Tamil cinema. Even after 37 years the film is still a money spinner on its re-runs. After finishing ‘Ulagam Sutrum Valiban’ MGR announced a film 'Kizhakku Africavil Raju' as a sequel to ‘Ulagam Sutrum Valiban’ for which he even conducted location hunting tour in Africa.
But as destiny had it MGR became more politically active and finally ascended to the throne of Tamil Nadu in 1977. He also voluntarily put an end his film career and that decision shelved his ambitious project 'Kizhakku Africavil Raju' as well.
Now after more than 30 years Captain Vijayakanth is reviving the film for himself. Captain is currently acting and directing 'Virudhagiri' which will hit the theatres later this year. After that Vijayakanth will take up the project 'Kizhakku Africavil Raju' and go from a start to finish schedule.
MGR formula is considered an ever winning formula. With the number of his film titles repeated and his songs re-mixed the craze is still very much there. With Captain daring to take up a dropped MGR film there may be many more thinking of remaking his films.

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