Vijay Antony Live in Concert, held at Axiata Arena on October 29, 2023, continues to be the talk of the town even after a month since its occurrence. This is the first-ever Vijay Antony concert in Malaysia. The concert was hosted by Malik Streams and MS Gold, and without a doubt it as a top-notch with unparalleled excellence.
It was a much anticipated concert of the year. Vijay Antony is a prominent Indian music composer known for his versatile compositions. He has made significant contributions to the world of music. Vijay Antony’s compositions comes from various genres, from soulful melodies to energetic beats. He has a knack for creating catchy tunes that resonate with audiences of all ages.
Despite the short notice of the concert’s announcement, would you believe that Axiata Arena was running full house for the concert? Yes, it was undeniably a successful concert. Malik Streams didn’t disappoint and succeeded in thoroughly satisfying the audience.
Energetic Pre-concert Celebration
The crowd’s lively entrance to Axiata Arena was celebrated by an energetic Urumi Melam performance, recharging their spirits as they waited in line. The organizers skillfully engaged the audience before they even entered the arena, making the Urumi Melam performance a noteworthy inclusion that celebrated our cultural heritage within the realm of entertainment concerts.
As we entered the Arena, DJ Dasss‘s electrifying DJ session captivated the audience. He consistently delivers top-notch entertainment with his curated playlists, and his performance truly engaged the crowd. His diverse song selection resonated with the entire crowd on the dance floor. From Darkkey’s Akkamage, Kalachasma, Malam Masih Muda, to Dhilip Varman’s melodies, he covered every music enthusiasts’ favourite genre. DJ Dasss’s 30-minute session was brimming with high-energy excitement, setting the perfect tone for the pre-concert event.
Subsequently, the crowd was treated to an enthralling mixed tape DJ session, from the Super Massive 2023 team. This dynamic ensemble, consisting of DJ Jolly, DJ Jay, DJ Moski, and DJ Freazz, accompanied their performance with captivating visual effects in the background, which significantly captured the audience’s attention. Super Massive 2023, the biggest Tamil DJ rave party is happening on the 31st December 2023 at KL Base, Sungai Besi. Do not miss this event!
Kogu had an interactive session with the audience, taking on the role of the day’s host. However, an unexpected and delightful surprise awaited the crowd when Makapa Anand, the renowned Vijay Television host, graced the stage to accompany Kogu.
The Much Anticipated OG Vibe Begins
The much awaited moment finally arrived! It was the time for the man of the show, Vijay Antony‘s entry. He made his grand appearance on the stage while singing “Sonna Puriyaathu” song from “Velayudham” along with VM Mahalingam. It was a significant moment for the audience, as the song symbolized their deep affection for Vijay Antony and his love for his fans.
The opening song ignited the stage with its fiery presence, and thus commenced a thrilling roller coaster of extraordinary performances by the artists. Each and every song was infused with an electrifying energy that resonated throughout the entire event.
Vijay Antony holds a special place in the hearts of many 90s kids as he delivered a string of chart-topping and exhilarating compositions during our childhood years. We grew up immersed in his music, and what’s truly fascinating is that these tracks never gets old.
Even those in the seated areas couldn’t resist dancing to the beats of “Dailamo Dailamo” performed by Vijay Antony and Vrusha. “Usumularassey” song by Vijay Antony, Emcee Jesz, Santosh and Narayanan from the film “Uthamaputhiran” also made everyone vibe to the beats. “Kaathalikke Pen Oruthi” which gives us a feel of Malaysian song was the favourite of everyone.
During the performances of “Mascara Pottu” and “Makkayala,” by Krish, Reshma, RK Adithya, Santosh, Narayanan, Haripriya, and Vijay Antony the entire audience actively engaged by singing along and mirroring the dance sequences depicted in the songs. The atmosphere was electric with the collective participation of the crowd. When the iconic “Mere Pia” began, a song that remains in Indian wedding playlists to date, it brought everyone together as they joyously sang along with the man himself.
Soulful Melody Hits
“Oru Chinna Thaamarai” song performed by Krish, ADK, Adithya, and Vrusha reminds us that Vijay Antony is not only known for his rock songs but this man is truly capable of composing mesmerising romantic melodies. These songs demonstrate a different facet of his musical talent – the ability to craft enchanting romantic melodies.
The song features performances by Krish, ADK, Adithya, and Vrusha, each contributing to the overall appeal of the composition. Through this collaboration, Vijay Antony not only breaks away from his stereotypical association with rock music but also underscores his proficiency in diversifying across genres.
“Molachu Moonu” song from “Velayudham” in the voice of VV Prassanna the singer himself accompanied by Sireesha and Haripriya took everyone down memory lane with this soulful melody. “Kan Irandil Mothi” from “Uthamaputhiran” was also one of the timeless melodies of Vijay Antony. Hearing him perform a few lines of this song left us wondering why he didn’t include it in his vocals, as his rendition was truly enchanting.
Melting Emotional Notes
When Vijay Antony delivered a heartfelt rendition of “Nooru Saamigal,” he had the power to melt every heart in the place. Those who were already brimming with joy, fully immersed in the vibrant vibes of his tracks, found their emotions stirred even more profoundly by this soulful performance. His music had a way of touching and resonating with the audience on a deeply emotional level, creating a truly unforgettable moment.
Following that, he graced the audience with his rendition of “Ulaginil Miga Uyaram,” a song that may have been unfamiliar to some, including myself. However, as he sang, I couldn’t help but regret not having discovered this song earlier. The lyrics were meaningful and Vijay Antony’s soulful performance breathed life into them. It was a poignant moment of realization, where the beauty of the music and lyrics combined with his heartfelt delivery left a lasting impression, making me wish I had known this song earlier. This song could serve as a lifeline for those drowning in challenging times in their lives.
Electrifying Rock Anthems
The performance of “Chillax” by Vijay Antony and Reshma had a transformative effect, turning the entire space into an impromptu dance floor. It was mesmerizing to witness the whole crowd lost in Vijay Antony’s musical world. “Idicha Pacharisi” by Narayanan and Vinaya was also the crowd’s favourite.
“Naa Adicha” song set the stage on fire and indeed the crowd could not stand the enchanting energetic beats from the artists as the line from the song itself says “Naa Adicha Thaangamaate“. Followed by “Puli Urumudhu” song, it became evident that the crowd’s energy had reached a peak that was unlikely to drop for the remainder of the concert.
“Naga Naga Naga” a devotional song performed by Mahalingam, Santosh, and Narayanan took the stage to another level. Mahalingam’s voice justified the song. A wow factor during the performance was the remarkable visual elements, and what made them truly exceptional?
The visuals for this particular song vividly depicted the vibrant festivities and the fulfillment of vows at Batu Caves during Thaipusam. This innovative and creative approach by Malik Streams brought a unique and captivating dimension to the concert, allowing the audience to immerse themselves in the rich cultural experience. It was a remarkable visual storytelling initiative that added depth and authenticity to the performance.
As the night reached its zenith, a crescendo of excitement filled the air with the performances of “Saathikadi Pothikadi,” “Machakanni,” and “Aathichudi.” These songs hold a special place in Vijay Antony’s playlists. The entire crowd was at the pinnacle of enthusiasm, vibing to the infectious beats and lyrics of these hits. The atmosphere was electric, and the unity of the crowd in celebrating these beloved tunes was a sight to behold.
As the concert approached its conclusion, with Vijay Antony’s announcement of the final song following the performance of “Aathichudi,” the loyal fan base fondly remembered the iconic “Naaka Mukka,” another hit by the artist. Following that, Vijay Antony and the team delivered a thrilling rendition of “Naaka Mukka” to conclude the night.
But, wait! The night didn’t end here!
Yes, when the crowd came up with a request to him for more, this time Vijay Antony passed the baton to Dato Malik to choose one song that the artist would perform again. And here comes “MACHAKANNI” once more, upon Dato Malik’s request. It was double the joy for “Machakanni” song lovers. The arena was set ablaze with the sheer energy and excitement that this song brought, leaving an indelible mark on an unforgettable evening. It was a fitting and electrifying wrap-up to a spectacular performance at the Axiata Arena.
The Most Engaging Concert With Audience
I would say, I’ve never witnessed an artist engaging with the audience to this extent during a concert quite like Vijay Antony. He demonstrated that he’s not just a talented musician but also a gem of a person. His interaction with the audience was nothing short of remarkable. He consistently connected with them, infusing the concert with an extra dose of merriment and vibrancy. He invited a few audience from the crowd to join the stage for a dance during “Bombay Ponnu” song.
However, the moment that left everyone in the Axiata Arena spellbound was when Vijay Antony himself descended into the crowd, immersing himself in the enthusiastic atmosphere, and joined his fans during the performance of “Maayam Seidhayo.” It was an unexpected and truly unbelievable moment that showcased his deep connection with his audience.
Malik Streams: Elevating The Art Of Concert Organization
Malik Streams has etched a remarkable chapter in the world of entertainment with its orchestration of the Vijay Antony Live In Concert in Malaysia. The astounding feat lies in the fact that this grand-scale concert materialized within a mere 20-day timeframe. They have defied expectations by delivering an extraordinary concert of the decade with meticulous planning and execution in such a short span. This achievement stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication and expertise in event organization.
It was an outstanding concert which was perfectly organised in every aspect. Malik Streams has organised a row of successful concerts but this is an unbelievable achievement! The concert showcased a splendid interplay of dynamic lighting and captivating visuals for every single song, enhancing the overall performance. Each song was meticulously complemented by a unique visual and lighting arrangement, adding a vibrant and immersive dimension to the show.
Notably, the use of fire effects heightened the spectacle, infusing moments of brilliance and intensity into the concert experience. It was a masterful use of visual and lighting effects that elevated the concert to a whole new level of spectacle and entertainment.
Dato Malik‘s remarks on stage reflect the pride and commitment he and his team have in presenting this exceptional concert for Malaysians. Their reputation for delivering nothing but the best well-deserved concert like this to the community makes them a trusted name in the world of event management.
It was an extraordinary evening of artistic brilliance and a celebration of the universal language of music, leaving the audience with a sense of fulfillment and a desire for more. This concert will undoubtedly be remembered as the musical extravaganza of the decade when music touched the soul and brought people together in a harmonious and unforgettable experience.