Yennai Arindhaal
Arun Vijay amidst fans after the screening of "Yennai Arindhaal"Facebook/ Yennai Arindhaal

Looks like struggling days are over for actor Arun Vijay who played the baddie in Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal". Arun, who played the character of Victor, was present for the first show screening of the movie and broke down to tears when he received an overwhelming response from the audience.

The actor was seen in tears when fans took him over their shoulders and celebrated. Crowd cheered Arun by shouting his character name 'Victor'. The actor watched the movie at Kasi Theatre in Chennai along with producer AM Rathnam

"A big thank you to Gautam sir for giving me the opportunity to explore myself as an actor through #Victor !!! No words to thank Ajith Sir for letting me share screen space with him... #Victor couldn't have been possible without him," tweeted Arun Vijay.

In "Yennai Arindhaal", director Gautham Menon has given Arun one of the most challenging characters of his life and the actor justified the role given to him with his excellent performance. Arun's character Victor is someone who is involved in gang wars, drug mafia and organ trafficking and with his performance, it is clear that the director has managed to explore the versatility of Arun as an actor.

Moreover, to make things better for Arun, his screen presence in the movie is equally good as that of Ajith and he plays a character that changes Sathyadev's (Ajith) life at the right juncture.

"Yennai Arindhaal", which is released on 5 February in more than 1,000 screen worldwide, has received highly positive reviews. The movie shows Ajith in four different looks, which has already become a trend-setter and the industry insider now expect "Yennai Arindhaal" to be a big box office success.

"Yennai Arindhaal" also has an impressive star cast, which includes Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Thalaivasal Vijay, Daniel Balaji, Amit Bhargava, Rajasimman and Devi Ajith.

The music is composed by Harris Jayaraj, while the film is edited by Anthony and the cinematography is handled by Dan MacArthur. The film is produced by AM Rathnam and S Aishwarya under the banner of Sri Sai Ram Creations.