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Biggest Flops of Kollywood in 2013 | Tamil Movies fails at Box Office in 2013 [Year End Special]

  There is music in the air, all theatres run packed on all evenings, symbolizing the famous music season. What will follow is the most...

Kollywood's Flop movies of 2013 
There is music in the air, all theatres run packed on all evenings, symbolizing the famous music season. What will follow is the most awaited holiday stretch at this time of the year, world over - Christmas. And then comes the happy new year.

All these are signs of 12 months drawing to a close; that's 365 days of expectations, entertainment, bustle and hard work at the world of glam and glitz. From controversies to achievements, there are a lot of headlines on the pages of Kollywood. But there are also a few which did not make it that big, despite the peaking expectations vested on those movies, before release. There are the big hits on one hand, and the also-ran's on the other; this here, is an analysis of the latter.
This year's Pongal surprise was promised to be a comic riot, which only ended up disappointing audience, especially the families that hoped for a happy weekend. We are talking about Karthi's opening note 'Alex Pandian', which was plotted to be good winning over evil, became a disorganized mess of innuendos. Santhanam's comedy was said to be a stress buster which backfired, pulling down the health of the movie as a whole. This, coming from Suraj, the director of 'Padikathavan' and 'Mappillai' was rather disappointing.

Next in line is the much anticipated Tamil-Hindi bilingual, with fairly different stories bordering on a similar thread - 'David'. Set out to be a gangster comedy flick from the famed director Bejoy Nambiar of the silent short film 'Reflections', the bilingual brought to Tamil audience was about two Davids from different backgrounds, and in different sorts of troubles; in Hindi, it was three of them across individual time zones and different time periods. From bringing a Hindi director to Tamil, to taking Kolly composer Anirudh to Bolly, 'David' was a first of sorts, all miserably failing to appeal commercially. Although it enjoys a cool 6.1 on IMDB, this one here, was not well remembered off the cuff.

There is no dearth of creativity in our land; and  when a concept is well appreciated, it will be imported for the local audience too. One such raging hit was 'Delhi Belly', which fell flat on its stomach and face, back here as 'Settai'. Three roommates, a gangster, a beautiful air-hostess, pressing confusion and a lots of laughter - that's all about 'Delhi Belly'. 'Settai' on the other hand was not received as well as it was aimed to be. Everyone in general rated 'Settai' to be a watered down version of 'Delhi Belly', while it was pointed out by critics that its screenplay lacked the racy feel it carried back in B-town. The film however managed to make 30+ crores at the box office; but the verdict remains unaltered - it might have tickled you, had you been careful not to catch up with the rush to watch 'Delhi Belly'.
Director Mani Ratnam's comeback is yet another sad story. The film's music continues to be chart buster, from the single-track release days. 'Kadal' brought in Karthik's son Gautam and Radha's daughter Thulasi Nair as the lead pair, backed with ARR music, set in the backdrop of sea. Mid-2013 saw the result of months-long anticipation. Bharat Bala as director, AR Rahman's music, Dhanush in the lead, plot of the Sudan fishermen victims the world spoke about - 'Maryan'. Everything about the film made headlines - the finely crafted songs to the picture perfect canning. It is one of the most well received films of all times, worldwide. But, K-town didn't quite receive it that well. Both the sea-based movies rose like a wave, but fell like every other tide at the shore, here on the Kollywood front.

It has to be given to Selvaraghavan to think out of the box. But like it has happened many-a-times, audience seem to prefer rigmarole over alien uniqueness. With a challenging new concept in mind and his trademark screenplay, Selva set out on the expedition of the faraway fantasy world. There were lauded pluses equally weighed down by the inconceivable minuses, by Tamil audience. 'Irandam Ulagam' received more pelting than pats, though it has managed to reach the difficult mark in world rating. After his hugely successful 'Raja Rani' and 'Arrambam', 'Irandam Ulagam' at about 35 crore rupee loss was an anticlimax to Arya's high trend.
Jeyam Ravi in dual roles, in Ameer's direction - that's recipe for a perfect entertainer. But that did not quite happen in reality. The gangster movie was clearly in trouble, even before its release; last minute alterations, rendering it 'Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan', from the highly controversial title we wouldn't dare mention, the flick finally made it to the big screens in mid first quarter of the year. Although the film was fairly successful in scraping a positive trend curve at the box office, quoting the Malaysian reviewer, neither Aadhi nor Bhagavan could save the movie.

With the legacy of decades into established entertainment, there is one virtue in common with everyone here in K-town - expectations. It can put a movie in the roost, or may even pull it down and bury it deep under the soil. Adding to the list of sad stories is director Bharathiraja's comeback 'Annakodi' (which again, will be remembered for its title which went for a hip cut), 'Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal', and second in a row for Karthi, 'All in All Azhaguraja' - a pleasant bouquet of disappointment for director Rajesh's fans. Sadly, 'Thalaivaa' also makes it to this list, owing primarily to its deferred release in Tamil Nadu, apart from the sheer length of the gangster movie. This year also saw Dhanush's flick fail miserably, with 'Naiyandi'. One of the most recent disappointments has come from the anticipated thriller sequel, which turned out to be a myriad of scientific interpretations at a posh physics classroom - 'Villa'.

Every movie comes out with a dream, but not all make it to reality. You never know when expectations can let you down. In an eventful year, this is a small list of movies we could pull up, which have upset the masses. But this is an opinion limited only to the Tamil audience at large. With this, we extend our sincere prayers to the almighty that the movies to come in the next few weeks, do not add up to this collection.

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  1. 2013 FLOP KINGS ARE
    karthi-3/3
    dhanush2/2
    both survive thanks to
    fathe rand own productions is Karthi
    his father-in-law is DHANUSH

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  2. thalaivaa was a super hit and has collected 138 cr officially announced
    your remark is not correct
    it ran very well in all the states thru world and despite problems it made a good run in TN also
    you are against vijay to include thalaivaa

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  3. THALAIVA BLOCKBUSTER EVERYWHERE
    SUPER HIT IN TAMILNADU
    FOURTH TIME CONTINUOUS FIVE HITS OF VIJAY
    NO OTHER ACTOR OTHER THAN Rajni HAS DONE THIS SO FAR

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    Total Collection - 138 Crores Mega Hit Even 12 Days Late Release In Tamilnadu & Pondicherry
    this is THALAIVAA collection report on date guys
    is iti not a blockbuster
    even child will accept it as a blockbuster
    u are anti ivijay idiot
    we ignore you

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  4. thalaiva is really a blockbuster in frgn and all outside state territory
    Thalaiva was sold for more than 20 c in frgn , 20 c in other states and 15 c in tamil satellite and 3 c in telugu satelite 42 c for TN.Total business done 100 c.
    It has already collected more than 20 c in fgn territory so far and declared blockbuster
    In Bangalore it showed hsitrorical run. In kerala it is still runs in Andhra it was released in 300 screens and collected more than 50 cilcuding Mumbai it had a very good run.
    It has theu collected 60 c in fgn and other territories.
    18 c in satellite.
    More than10 c in Chennai so far despite delayed release and CD released....
    In TN it ahas so far collected more than 36 cand thus 46 c in TN.
    All these collections are so far.
    IT MEANS IT HAS ALREADY COLLECTED MORE THAN 100 C SO FAR AND WILL Collect more , thetre owners who are really satisfied.THALAIVA IS JUST A BLOCKBUSTER AND ANTI VIJAY JEALOUSY CAT SURE.thalaivaa is a BLOCKBUSTER as per correct information from distributors.

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  5. I understand from my best friend a cine distributor THALAIVA has done excellent collections and all distributors have earned good profits .For unknown reasons on account of earlier hurdles cineworld is afraid of hailing this film. But defenitely it has been blockbsuter thru world icluding TN

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  6. thalaivaa a blockbsuter

    halaiva is declered hit
    why fight on it and degrade tamil films
    many films are flop very few win
    thalaivaa is real blockbuster




    Sunday, October 06, 2013 2:34:00 AM
    thalaivaa is really asuper hit

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  7. thalaiva was a blockbuster movie
    you take back your commentl
    it ran 100 days in TN
    75 days in keral
    record collections everywhere
    despite govt dictatorial attitude to ban the fil
    vijay fans made the film a hit

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  8. THALAIVA SUPER HIT
    CONTINOUS FIVE HITS KAVALAN, VELAYUDHAM, NANABAN, THUPPAKKI AND THALAIVAN
    HISTORICAL HITS CONTINUOUSLY
    out of jealousy and hatred you have given wrong news

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  9. iam from bangalore
    thalaiva next only to Muthu RAN MORE THAN 50 DAYS HERE
    IN KERAL IT HAS RUN MORE THAN 75 DAYS
    In chennai it has run 100\ days
    it has collected more than 100 cr and incluidng satelite rights it has crossed 140 cr
    how this is a ailure according to idiot like you
    it is a suepr duper hit

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  10. Sadly, 'Thalaivaa' also makes it to this list BLOCKBUSTER despite, its deferred release in Tamil Nadu, apart from the sheer opposition from the ruling party .
    dont say it is failureals saw the strength of vijay due to his sheer fan base

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  11. PROVE THAT THALAIVA WAS A FLOP
    THALAIVA COLLECTED 238 CR AS REPORTED
    IT HAS DONE GOOD BUSINESS
    IT RAN WELL EVERYWHERE INCLUDING TN
    WHO TOLD YOU THALAIVA IS FAILURE
    IF U HAVE GUTS PROVE IT
    ARE U PAID BY SURYA OR AJITH TO WRITE LIKE THIS
    DISTRIBUTORS IN TV SHOWS HAS GIVEN GOOD REPORT ABOUT COLLECTION
    TEAM OF THALIAVA IN TV SHOWS HAS CLAIMED SUCCESS
    NO MEDIA OR PRESS HAS TOLD IT IS FLOP
    ALL ADS SHOWED IT IS
    WHY THIS OARTIALITY
    VIJAYISM WILL ALWAYS WIN

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    1. SORRY
      THALAIVA COLLECTION WAS 138 CR AND NOT 238
      WE RE NOT LIARS LIKE YOU

      Delete
    2. Dei.. Chumma Thalaiva Thalaiva nu sollaadheenga.. Mokka padam.. adhukku ivlo scene... Dubakoor@@

      Delete

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