I call number 2 the Tamil template of the commercial classic. And Gilli to a great extent stretched that.
Gilli , although a remake still had a buzzing earnestness to it. A son of a police officer whose only aim is to loiter and play Kabaddi goes to Madurai to play a match. There he gets stuck in the machinations of Mayilvahanam ( Prakash Raj) who desperately wants to marry Trisha and has killed her brother. Some way the paths cross and Vijay uses Trisha as a shield to escape from Madurai . He hides her in the house , tries to arrange for her US visa , tries to escape from his father who is doing the chasing for Mayilvahanam , falls in love and all is well that ends well.
Gilli made Vijay the superstar he is today . It was what rounded him as a complete hero compared to a romantic one setting the stage for his later hits.
Today as Hindi cinema discovers this template as late as 2009 and continues to make templatized movies for last four years , a quick history lesson shows why its getting stale.