Vijay-Amala Paul, ‘Thalaivaa’
Vijay plays a dancing boy-turned-don in this one. Amala Paul is his love interest in the first half and then it is revealed that she’s a police officer pulling off a ruse in order to find Vijay’s fugitive father, a don. The romance is put on hold while Vijay in his signature style handles the baddies. Closer to the climax, Amala Paul returns, now truly in love with Vijay, and it’s time for wedding bells. The star status of this duo is what made this pairing work.