Starcast : Vijay, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Aashish Vidyarthi, Damu, Nagendra Prasad, Baby Jennifer
Vijay has teamed up with Dhool director Dharani for Surya Movies Gilli directed by A M Ratnam. A remake of the super hit Telugu movie Okkadu (starring Mahesh Babu and bhoomika), Trisha is paired opposite him. Gilli is the most expensive project of Vijay,” says Ratnam.
Coming to story of Gilli, Vijay, a Kabbadi player is a reserved person who works towards a set goal. Prakashraj who heads a caste outfit falls in love with Trisha. Her brothers who object to this are brutally killed by Prakashraj. Trisha’s father packs her off to USA but en route she is stopped by Prakashraj. Vijay on a kabbadi tournament in that town chances to see Trisha being abducted. He rescues her and takes her away to Chennai. He makes her stay in his house without the knowledge of his father who is the Assistant commissioner of Police. Coincidentally the home minister is the brother of Prakashraj and he asks Vijay’s father to find the girl. Vijay’s father’s investigations lead him to his son. All hell breaks loose and Vijay with Trisha takes shelter in the Marina Lighthouse.
Dharani said that there is a perfect blend of romance, action and sentiments in Gilli.
The highlight of the movie is the set created by art director Maniraj on the shores of Mahabalipuram which alone cost about Rs. One crore. Most of Vijay’s portions are happening here.
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