2012 Tamil Movies Hits & Flops : Kollywood Box-Office Report

2012 Tamil Movies Hits & Flops : Kollywood Box-Office Report
The year-end report card of the Kollywood film industry reads as under. 2012 witnessed the release of close to 150 films which is roughly 3 films per week. However, the number of films which managed to emerge profitable is less than 15, which is a mere 10% of the total number of films which were have crossed the break even.

This report we have managed to glean it from various sources, to the best of our knowledge. Please note there is no official records , whatever you see come across the internet are non-validated data,but that’s how the industry operates.

The categorization is based on Return on Investment (ROI) factor. A film may have collected Rs. 60 crores but it cannot be classified as super hit, if the expenses were around Rs. 55 crores. A movie made in Rs. 3 core will come under super hit category if it had collected Rs. 15 crores.

The dynamics of business is so complex that we cannot give specific figures as we get conflicting claims from various quarters viz producers, distributors, and theaters. But there is little debate in the overall list of hits and misses, as everyone could figure out them by just looking in the list of ‘Now showing’.

We can safely say that the overall trend in 2012 is in favor of directors and not actors / stars. Films received well by the critics and audiences are appreciated for their themes and script rather than for the magic of the stars. Surya, for example, did a good job in Maatraan but the film was not received well because of sloppy screenplay. So is the case with Thandavam starring Vikram. Movies like Vazhakku En, Pizza, NKPK, Sundarapandiyan, Kumki, Kaathalil Sothappuvathu Eppadi, Attakathi, and Naan were praised primarily for their directorial excellence.

Going by the box office success one can easily say that Thuppakki tops the list by collecting more than 100 crores. While no other movie comes near to this in terms of collections, many films can be termed as super hits based on the investment: collection ratio. NKPK and PIZZA have collected just above Rs. 7 crores each but they can be termed as super hits as their respective budget does not cross Rs. 1.5 crores.

On the same criteria Mugamoodi and Poda Podi can be termed as flops though they have collected more the low budgeted movies. Theatre circles say that Mugamoodi is the biggest flop among the movies that have star status. Poda Podi just follows.

Saguni’s loss is almost negligible just because its expenses were not that high.

The list given below must be seen in this perspective. Here we go:


Thuppakki – Rs.100 crores

Oru Kal Oru Kannadi – Rs.35 crores

Kalakalppu – Rs.25 crores

Naan Eee – Rs.25 crores

Sundara Pandian – Rs.25 crores

Pizza – Rs. 7 crores

Naduvula Konjam.. – Rs. 6 crores

Moderate hits

Nanban – Rs.60 crore

Vettai – Rs.40 crore

Vazhakku Enn 18/9 – Rs.20 crores

Kaadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Eppadi – Rs.10 crores

Naan – Rs.15 crores

Attakathi – Rs.10 crores

Flops/Just pass

Billa-2 – Rs.30 crore

Mugamoodi – Rs.10 crore

Saguni – Rs.30 crore

Muppozhuthum Un Karpanaigal – –

Maattrraan – Rs.35 crore

3 – Rs.20 crore

Aravaan – Rs.15 crore

Poda Podi -

Murattu Kaalai – Rs.2 crore

Thiruthani – Rs.2 crore

Thaandavam – Rs.30 crores

As Kollyinsider reported viewers earlier, Kollywood has enjoyed the screening of 150+ Tamil films in 2012 and only 7 films has made their successful run of 100 days. Many big [A-stars and big budget] Tamil movies failed to mark their presence at the box-office in 2012, while debutants and small movies marked hits. Let us now discuss about the hits and flops of Tamil Films released in 2012.

[January- 7 releases]: 2012 has a good start with multi-starrers Nanban and Vettai for Pongal, which has recorded hit at the Chennai box-office with good run and collections. While Nanban has beaten Rajinikanth’s Enthiran openings and collections, Shankar has once again proved he is undisputed king of South India box-office collections by grabbing Rs.50+cr in the first week.  Following this Lingusamy’s Vettai is also a box-office hit with Rs.15cr collections for first four days and Rs.56cr in its total run.

Interestingly both Vettai and Nanban got 30% entertainment tax exemption from the Tamil Nadu Government, for being perfect entertainers, while other films Kollaikaran, Medhai, Paari, Settaithanam, Theni Maavattam bombed.

[February- 14 releases]: After Nanban and Vettai are declared as moderate hits, small budgeting meaningful film Marina directed by Pandiraj stood as box office winner. Filmed on the people surviving on the banks of Marina beach in Chennai, Marina recorded a hit within no time of its release. Subsequently romantic entertainers KSY and MUK with Amala Paul as female lead opened well for Valentines weekend and had a significant run. While Siddharth’s Kadhalil Sodhapuvadu Yeppadi [KSY] enjoyed good run in multiplexes, Adharvaa’s Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal [MUK] grossed small screen viewers.

Next comes Prakash Raj’s directorial and production debut Dhoni with the scores of Maestro Ilayaraja and Ambuli 3D, the first direct Tamil 3D film released with descent openings but didn’t go well with viewers and collapsed at Chennai BO along with Sengathu Bhoomiyile, Oru Mazhai Naangu Saaral, Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam, Soozhnilai, Vachaathi, Vilayada Vaa, Udumban, Kathal Paathai and Virudhanagar Sandhippu.

[March- 20 releases]: Besides being the month of examinations, March has a rush of 20 back to back releases. But only digital release of Sivaji Ganesan’s epic film Karnan succeeded, as Vasanthabalan’s period flick Aravaan with Aadhi and Dhansika, Krishna and Bindhu Madhavi’s Kazhugu directed by Sathyasiva and last but not least Aishwarya R Dhanush’s directorial debut 3 of Dhanush-Anirudh’s ‘Kolaveri di’ fame with Shruthi Hassan have made their presence felt but failed to make it big at the box-office. Coming to 3, it has enjoyed 100 days run but didn’t go well with the audiences as director couldn’t perfectly deal with the bi-polar disease being a debutant.

Behind these Kondaan Koduthaan, Shankar Oor Rajapalayam, Naanga, Pathirama Pathukkunga, Sevarkodi, Maasi, Vinmeengal, Aayiram Muthangaludam Thenmozhi, Kadhal Pisase, Kandha, Nandha Nandhitha, Meeravudan Krishna, Mudhalvar Mahatma, Othakkuthirai, Otha Veedu and Suriya Nagaram are the other films released during March 2012 which could not collide with the concurrent releases and recorded.

[April – 12 releases]: 2012 seems to be lucky for producer turn hero Udhayanidhi Stalin, who has enjoyed good audiences and recorded super-hit with his debut Oru Kal Oru Kannadi and established himself as a best actor alongside best producer. Hansika starred OKOK was made with a budget of Rs.13cr and bagged Rs.32cr and also made successful run of 100 days in theaters marking a super-hit for the Red Giant Movies banner.

After OKOK, Andrew Louis’s Leelai was the second film that made its strong impact with Tamil audiences in April, which has received a positive mouth word and good run in Kollywood that can only be made by few small films with less publicity. While others namely Asthamanam, Mazhaikaalam, Nandu Bhaskar, Pachai Engira Kaathu, Aduthathu, Maattuthavani, Mye and Padam Parthu Kadhai Sol failed to collide with earlier releases.

[May – 9 releases]: May has enjoyed the screening of comedy entertainer Kalakalappu and social script Vazhakku Enn 18/9. Directed by Sundar C casting Vimal, Shiva, Anjali and Oviya, Kalakalappu has entertained audiences to extent, which made makers plan to film the sequel of the movie with no time lag. And Balaji Sakthivel has come up with the social evil script Vazhakku Enn 18/9 starring newcomers. Vazhakku Enn 18/9 deals with the MMS scandals peeping high among youngsters, which also won many awards for its impact on viewers. Even after starring recognized stars Raattinam and Ishtam bombed for being comparable love stories alongside Gaantham, Parama Guruµ, Kandathum Kanadhathum, Anbulla Manvizhiye and Konjum Mainakkale.

[June - 10 releases]: June is the largest month for Tamil releases with five Fridays, but has only 10 releases. Ezhil’s Manam Kothi Paravai is the one that gained good reviews and also opened doors for Siva Karthikeyan winning him the chances of ‘Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga’ and Dhanush’s ‘Ethir Neechal’.

And films namely Thadaiyara Thaakka, Murattu Kaalai, Saguni being the noted big films with established actors like Karthi, Arun Vijay, Sundar C, Sneha, Mamta Mohandas, Raadhika, Santhanam couldn’t make their impact recording below average and flops at the Chennai box-office besides Idhayam Thiraiarangam, Mayanginen Thayanginen, Krishnaveni Panjaalai, Porkodi 10am Vaguppu, Thoothuvan and Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal.

[July - 6 releases]: Out of the six movies released during July 2012 only Naan Ee and Ajith’s Billa 2 are the big films. While Nani, Samantha, Sudeep’s Naan Ee has recorded a hit with good audiences and collections, Chakri Toleti could not satisfy Thala Ajith fans with his action thriller script Billa 2, sequel of Billa that failed to grab the audiences even after Ajith doing dare-devil stunts and releasing the movie worldwide simultaneously in Telugu too. And Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey, Pechiyakka Marumagan, Pollangu and Suzhal are the films that collapsed.

[August - 22 releases]: After March with 20 films August was a big season for Tamil releases in 2012 with 22 movies hit the screens and only Attakathi was an average while Jeeva’s Superhero script Mugamoodi made with Rs.20cr and collected Rs.55cr couldn’t go well through viewers along with Madhubana Kadai, Vinay’s Mirattal, Ganesh Venkatraman’s Panithulli, 18 Vayasu and Vijay Antony’s Naan.

When we have superhit and good run of films we do have unnoticed movies too and Aasami, Yugam, Adhisaya Ulagam-3D, Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai, Palayamkottai, Sri Ramakrishna Darsanam, conjoined twins story Iruvan, Etho Seithai Ennai, Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam, Poovampatty, Aachariyangal, Anil, Avan Appadithan, Perumaan and Valiban Suttrum Ulagam completes August releases.

[September - 9 releases]: 2012 September enjoyed good run of Paagan, Sundarapandian, Charulatha, Saattai and Thaandavam, which have chartbusters but couldn’t stick long in theaters other than Sundarapandian. UTV Motion Pictures produced Thaandavam with Rs.20cr and the AL Vijay’s directorial has grabbed Rs.62cr, but Vikram, Anushka, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai and Santhanam didn’t succeeded in making it a hit at the Chennai box-office. And the films that failed to make their presence felt are Arakkonam, Kalla Parunthu, Mannaru, Nellai Sandhippu.

[October - 13 releases]: Following September, October also has the good run of Sridevi’s come back film ‘English Vinglish’, Suriya’s conjoined twins script Maatran, Vijay Sethupathi’s Pizza, Bharath’s come back Thiruthani and supporting actress turn director Lakshmi Ramakrishnan’s Aarohanam.

Out of the 13 releases in Oct, Maattrraan turned above average due to audiences high expectations, Aarohanam is as inspiring directorial debut by Lakshmi and Bharath’s Thiruthani, Pudhiya Kaaviyam, Sembattai, Soundarya, Amridha Yokam, Koyambedu Perundhu Nilayam, Chakravarthy Thirumagan, Mayilu and Vavval Pasanga are the remaining those stood unnoticed.

[November - 12 releases]: Only two are months left in 2012, which made November see a rush of 12 films. Vijay’s Thuppakki, Ammavin Kaipesi, NKPK, Neerparavai and long waited STR’s Podaa Podi along with Ariyaan, Asaivam, Magan, Yaaruku Theriyum, Ajantha, Kasi Kuppam and Kai are the films released in November 2012.

Podaa Podi being the movie with debutants Varalakshmi Sarathkumar and Vignesh Shivan, Simbu’ s Podaa Podi has received mixed to best reviews from viewers. NKPK, Neerparavai and Ammavin kaipesi stood average to below average at the Chennai BO. Vijay-Kajal Agarwal’s Thuppakki directed by AR Murugadoss is the highest grosser and still running while remaining are flops.

[December - 9 releases]: Finally December has arrived with 9 releases and many noted movies have postponed their releases due to unrevealed reasons. Small movies that are released on the last Friday [Dec 28] of 2012 and couldn’t stand best are Akilan, Paaraseega Mannan, Kandu Pudichitten, Puthumughangal Thevai and Kozhi Koovuthu. While earlier releases Vikram Prabhu’s debut Kumki is a super-hit, comparatively Jeeva-Samantha’s NEP is above average, Sattam oru Iruttarai opened to mixed reviews recording a below average film and not but not least Nasser’s directorial Sun Sun Thatha is opened only to multiplexes.

After discussing about the hit and flops of 2012 releases, some big films bombed at Chennai box-office similarly many debutants have proved their mettle. Here we go with quick hit/flop chart…
Title Director Actors Music Director Status
Nanban Shankar Vijay, Ileana, Jeeva, Srikanth Harris Jayaraj Above Average
Vettai N. Lingusamy Madhavan, Sameera Reddy, Arya, Amala Paul Yuvan Shankar Raja Above Average
Kollaikaran Tamil Selvan Vidharth, Sanchita Shetty AL. Johan Flop
Marina Pandiraj Siva Karthikeyan, Oviya Girishh G Hit
Sengathu Bhoomiyilae M. Rathnakumar Pavan, Mirchi Senthil, Priyanka Nair, Sunu Lakshmi Ilayaraja Flop
Dhoni Prakash Raj Prakash Raj, Akash Puri,Radhika Apte Ilayaraja Average
Ambuli Hari Shankar Hareesh Narayan R. Parthiban R. Ajai, P. S. Srijith Sanam Setty
Below Average
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi [KSY] Balaji Mohan Siddharth, Amala Paul
Above Average
Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal [MUK] Elred Kumar Atharvaa, Amala Paul
Above Average
Udumban Ramji S. Balan Dileep Roger, Sana, Radhika
Aravaan Vasanthabalan Aadhi, Pasupathy, Dhansika,Archana Kavi Kathik Below Average
Karnan B.R.Panthulu Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, S. A. Ashokan, R. Muthuraman, Devika, Savitri M.S.Viswanathan, T.K.Ramamoorthy Super-hit
Kazhugu Sathyasiva Krishna, Bindu Madhavi,Thambi Ramaiah Yuvan Shankar Raja Average
3 Aishwarya R. Dhanush Dhanush, Shruti Haasan Anirudh Ravichander Above Average
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi [OKOK] M. Rajesh Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam Harris Jayaraj Super-hit
Ooh La La La Jyothi Krishna Jyothi Krishna, Divya Bhandari Sekar Chandra Flop
Leelai Andrew Louis Shiv Pandit, Manasi Parekh Gohil, Santhanam Satish Chakravarthy Hit
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Balaji Sakthivel Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav R. Prasanna Average
Kalakalappu Sundar C. Vimal, Shiva, Anjali, Oviya Vijay Ebenezer Super-hit
Raattinam Thangasamy Lagubaran, Swathi, Ajay Athith Manu Ramesan Flop
Ishtam Prem Nizar Vimal, Nisha Aggarwal Thaman Flop
Manam Kothi Paravai Ezhil Sivakarthikeyan, Aathmiya D. Imman Hit
Thadaiyara Thaakka Magizh Thirumeni Arun Vijay, Mamta Mohandas Thaman Below Average
Murattu Kaalai K. Selva Bharathy Sundar C, Sneha, Sindhu Tolani Srikanth Deva Flop
Saguni Shankar Dayal Karthi, Praneetha, Santhanam,Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raadhika G.V.Prakash Kumar Average
Naan Ee S.S.Rajamouli Nani, Samantha, Sudeep M.M.Keeravani Super-hit
Billa II Chakri Toleti Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal, Sudhanshu Pandey Yuvan Shankar Raja Above Average
Madhubana Kadai Kamala Kannan Karthivel, Dhyana, Arvind Annamalai Ved Shankar Flop
Mirattal Madhesh Vinay Rai, Sharmila Mandre, Prabhu Pravin Mani Below Average
Panithuli Natty Kumar Ganesh Venkatraman, Shobhana Shankar, Kalpana Pandit Agnel Roman & Faizan Hussain Flop
Attakathi Pa. Ranjit Dinesh, Nandita, Aishwarya Santhosh Narayan Average
Naan Jeeva Shankar Vijay Antony, Siddharth Venugopal, Rupa Manjari,  Vibha Natarajan, Anuya Bhagvath Vijay Anthony Average
18 Vayasu R. Panneerselvam Johnny, Gayathri Charles Bosco, Dinesh Kanagaratnam Flop
Mugamoodi Mysskin Jiiva, Narain, Pooja Hegde, Nassar, Selvaah K Average
Paagan Aslam Srikanth, Janani Iyer, Kovai Sarala James Vasanthan Below Average
Sundarapandian Prabhakaran M. Sasikumar, Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori N.R.Raghunanthan Hit
Chaarulatha Pon Kumaran Priyamani, Skanda,  Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha Sundar C Babu Average
Saattai Anbazhagan Samuthirakani, Swasika, Magima, Ajmal Khan D. Imman Average
Thaandavam A. L. Vijay Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai GV Prakash Kumar Above Average
English Vinglish Gauri Shinde Sridevi, Priya Anand, Ajith Kumar Amit Trivedi Hit
Maattrraan K. V. Anand Suriya, Kajal Aggarwal, Tara,Sachin Khedekar Harris Jayraj Above Average
Pizza Karthik Subburaj Vijay Sethupathi, Remya Nambeesan
Thiruthani Perarasu Bharath, Sunaina, Rajkiran, Pandiarajan Perarasu Flop
Aarohanam Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Viji Chandrasekhar, Jayaprakash, Uma Padmanabhan K Average
Ammavin Kaipesi Thangar Bachan Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Iniya Rohit Kulkarni Below Average
Podaa Podi Vignesh Shivaa Simbu, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Shobana Dharan Kumar Above Average
Thuppakki A.R.Murugadoss Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jamwal, Jayaram Harris Jayaraj Super-hit
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom [NKPK] Balaji Tharaneetharan Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathri Ved Shankar, Siddarth Vippin Hit
Neerparavai Seenu Ramasamy Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das,Saranya Ponvannan N.R.Raghunanthan Average
Kumki Prabhu Solomon Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon D.Imman Super-hit
Neethaane En Ponvasantham Gautham Menon Jeeva, Samantha, Santhanam Ilayaraja Above Average
Sattam Oru Iruttarai Sneha Britto Thaman Kumar, Piaa Bajpai, Bindu Madhavi, Reemma Sen Vijay Antony Below Average

From Wiki

Chennai box office openings

Rank Movie Net gross (Rs) Studio
1 Billa II 2,79,30,353 Wide Angle Creations & IN Entertainment
2 Thuppakki 2,54,46,346 V Creations
3 Saguni 2,27,19,252 Dream Warrior Pictures
4 Maattrraan 2,23,42,684 AGS Entertainment
5 Thaandavam 1,92,15,635 UTV Motion Pictures
6 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi 1,73,32,944 Red Giant Movies
7 Neethaane En Ponvasantham 1,70,70,516 Photon Kathaas & RS Infotainment
8 Mugamoodi 1,49,34,812 UTV Motion Pictures
9 Podaa Podi 1,39,38,579 Gemini Film Circuit
10 Attakathi 1,32,17,742 Thiru Kumaran Entertainment

Released films


Opening Title Director Cast Genre Notes
12 Nanban Shankar Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz Comedy-drama Produced by Gemini Film Circuit
13 Kollaikaran Tamil Selvan Vidharth, Sanchita Shetty Drama Produced by Prasad Cine Arts
14 Vettai N. Linguswamy R. Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy, Amala Paul Actionmasala Produced by Thirupathi Brothers & UTV Motion Pictures
15 Medhai N. T. G. Saravanan Ramarajan, Kaushika, Vadivelu Drama Produced by Kalaimagal Kalaikoodam
26 Paari Rajini Rahul, Teena Drama Produced by S Muthu
Settai Dhanam Sathish R. Krish, Varsha, Chaplin Balu Drama Produced by K. Suresh Kumar
Theni Maavattam P. R. Kaumaarimuthu Gopalkandhan, Varsha Romance Produced by Gopalkandhan
3 Marina Pandiraj Siva Karthikeyan, Oviya, Jayaprakash Comedy-drama Produced by Pasanga Productions
Sengathu Bhoomiyilae Rathna Kumar Pavan, Mirchi Senthil, Priyanka Nair, Sunu Lakshmi Drama Produced by Swami Cine Arts
10 Dhoni Prakash Raj Prakash Raj, Akash Puri, Radhika Apte Drama Produced by Duet Movies
Simultaneously shot in Telugu as Dhoni

Oru Mazhai Naangu Saaral Anand Ravi, Sudharshan, Ramya Romance Produced by CK3 Productions
Oru Nadigaiyin Vaakkumoolam Rajkrishna Sonia Agarwal, Sukran, Kovai Sarala, Ganja Karuppu Drama Produced by SG Films
Soozhnilai T. Senthuran Sathya, Paveena, Dhina, Nizhalgal Ravi Drama Produced by Global Television
Vachaathi Ravi Thambi Rethna Ramesh, Dharshana, Y. Gee. Mahendra Drama Produced by Olympia Productions
Vilayada Vaa Vijay Nantha Viswanath Balaji, Divya Padmini Romance Produced by K. Thripurasundari
17 Ambuli Hari Shankar
Hareesh Narayan
R. Parthiban, R. Ajai, P. S. Srijith, Sanam Setty Fantasy Released in 3D
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi Balaji Mohan Siddharth, Amala Paul Romantic comedy Produced by YNot Studios & Etaki Entertainment
Simultaneously shot in Telugu as Love Failure

Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal Elred Kumar Adharvaa, Amala Paul Romantic thriller Produced by R. S. Infotainment
Udumban Ramji S. Balan Dileep Roger, Sana, Radhika Actiondrama Produced by Modern Cinema
24 Kathal Paathai Balaji Vino Kumar, Neelima, Vidya, Suman Shetty Romance Produced by Sri Balaji Frames
Virudhanagar Sandhippu VSD Rengarajan Chandru, Denna, K. R. Vijaya Drama Produced by ARB Productions
2 Aravaan Vasanthabalan Aadhi, Pasupathy, Dhansika, Archana Kavi Period piece Produced by Amma Creations
Kondaan Koduthaan G. Rajendran Kadhir Kaman, Advaitha Drama Produced by Ayyappa Art Films
Shankar Oor Rajapalayam Veera Kanthesh, Hasika, Arun, Veerapandiyan Drama Produced by Golden Pictures
9 Naanga Selva Sanjai Krishna, Vinod, Nivas, Udhay, Kasthuri, Vishnu Priya, Shivani Bhai Drama Produced by Sri Rajalakshmi Films
Pathirama Pathukkunga C. Somasundaram Sharan, Swathi, Vaiyapuri Drama Produced by Saran Dot Creatives
Sevarkodi R. Subramanian Arun Balaji, Bhama Romance Produced by Bannari Pictures
16 Kazhugu Sathyasiva Krishna Sekhar, Bindu Madhavi, Thambi Ramaiah Comedy thriller

Maasi G. Kicha Arjun, Archana Gupta, Hema, Kota Srinivasa Rao Action Produced by Anbu Lakshmi Films
Vinmeengal Vignesh Menon Rahul Ravindran, Anuja Iyer, Shikha Drama

23 Aayiram Muthangaludam Thenmozhi Shanmugha Raj Venkatesh, Akshara Adult Comedy Produced by Global Infotainment
Kadhal Pisase Aravindan Aravindan, Anitha Reddy, Midhuna, Santhanam Comedy Produced by Dream Art Creations
Kandha K. Vishwanath Karan, Mithra Kurian Drama Produced by VP Films
Nandha Nandhitha Rama Siva Surya Prathap, Hemachandran, Meghana Raj Romance Produced by Franch Pictures
30 3 Aishwarya R. Dhanush Dhanush, Shruti Haasan Romantic drama Produced by R. K. Productions
Meeravudan Krishna A. Krishna A. Krishna, Shwetha, Radha Romance Produced by Duvarmayee Creations
Mudhalvar Mahatma A. Balakrishnan Kanakaraj, Anupam Kher Biographical

Othakkuthirai J. Srinivasan Thiru, Anu Krishna Romantic drama Produced by Ponnu Swamy
Otha Veedu Balu Malarvannan Dileep Kumar, Jahnavi Kamath Thriller Produced by Dev Kumar
Suriya Nagaram Ma. Chellamuthu Rahul Ravindran, Meera Nandan, R. V. Udayakumar Drama Produced by SKP. Rajan
6 Asthamanam Bandi Sarojkumar Munnar Ramesh, Rajesh Kanagasabai, Victoria, Vidya, Sharan, Raghu Romance Produced by Char Productions
Mazhaikaalam S. Deepan Sreeram, Saranya Nag, Ganja Karuppu Romance Produced by A. R. Screens
Nandu Bhaskar

13 Oru Kal Oru Kannadi M. Rajesh Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani, Santhanam Comedy Produced by Red Giant Movies
Pachai Engira Kaathu Keera Vaasagar, Saranya, Appukutty Saravanan Drama Produced by Aa Thirai Nirvaanam
20 Aduthathu Thakkaali Srinivasan Sriman, Meenal, Darshini, Nassar Thriller Produced by Suthradhaar Film production
Maattuthavani Pavithran Vimal, Soori Drama

Mye Chi. Ra. Gopalan Vishnupriyan, Shweta Prasad Political drama Produced by Padmalaya Cine Vision
Ooh La La La Jyothi Krishna Jyothi Krishna, Divya Bhandari Romance Produced by Marshal Power Media
27 Aathi Narayana Vetrivendhan Kajan, Meera Jasmine Drama Produced by Box Office Productions
Leelai Andrew Louis Shiv Pandit, Manasi Parekh Gohil, Santhanam Romance Produced by Aascar Films
Padam Parthu Kadhai Sol Benjamin Prabhu Tarun Shatriya, Shikha, Darshan Suspense thriller Produced by APM Productions
4 Gaantham V. M. Saravanan Tej, Rashmi, Pandiarajan Romance Produced by New Moon Studios
Parama Guruµ J. S. Manimaran J. S. Manimaran, Sreeja Drama Produced by JS Screens
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 Balaji Sakthivel Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav Drama Produced by Thirupathi Brothers
11 Kalakalappu Sundar C. Vimal, Shiva, Anjali, Oviya Comedy Produced by UTV Motion Pictures & Avni Cinemax
18 Kandathum Kanadhathum Seelan Vikas, Swasika Romance Produced by Sankara Pandian films
Raattinam Thangasamy Lagubaran, Swathi, Ajay Athith Romance Produced by Raja Rathinam films
25 Anbulla Manvizhiye Bramman Sunil, Nazir, Hasini, Risha, Vadivukkarasi Romance

Ishtam Prem Nizar Vimal, Nisha Aggarwal Romance Produced by Balaji Real Media
Konjum Mainakkale Karthikeyan Udhay, Mohanapriya, Akshatha Drama Produced by Satya Creations
1 Idhayam Thiraiarangam Ramki Ramakrishnan Anand, Swetha, Manobala, Kavitha Romance Produced by Tamil Film Corporation
Manam Kothi Paravai Ezhil Sivakarthikeyan, Aathmiya Romantic comedy Produced by Olympia Movies
Mayanginen Thayanginen Vendhan Nithin Sathya, Disha Pandey

Thadaiyara Thaakka Magizh Thirumeni Arun Vijay, Mamta Mohandas Action Produced by Feather Touch Entertainment
8 Krishnaveni Panjaalai Dhanapal Padmanabhan Hemachandran, Nandana, Rajiv Krishna Romance Produced by Minveli Media Works
Porkodi 10am Vaguppu Pazha Suresh Praveen, Brindha Drama Produced by New Teamwork Production
Thoothuvan Mohan Roop Aditya, Gowri, Archana, Nikhil Drama Produced by Pioneer Movies
15 Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal Vasu Baskar Anirudh, Jyoshna, Suman, Vadivelu Romance

Murattu Kaalai K. Selva Bharathy Sundar C, Sneha, Sindhu Tolani Action-masala Produced by Soorya Productions
22 Saguni Shankar Dayal Karthi, Pranitha, Santhanam, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raadhika Political satire Produced by Dream Warrior Pictures

July – December

Opening Title Director Cast Genre Notes
6 Naan Ee S. S. Rajamouli Nani, Samantha, Sudeep Fantasy Produced by PVP Cinema
13 Billa II Chakri Toleti Ajith Kumar, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Bruna Abdullah, Vidyut Jamwal, Sudhanshu Pandey Gangster-thriller Produced by Wide Angle Creations & IN Entertainment
27 Maalai Pozhudhin Mayakathilaey Narayan Nagendra Rao Aari, Shubha Phutela Romance Produced by Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Creations
Pechiyakka Marumagan V. P. Bala Kumar Tarun Gopi, Urvashi, Thambi Ramaiah Drama

Pollangu Gandhi Marx Ravi Rahul, Nisha Lalwani Crime thriller

Suzhal Jayan R Krishnaa Atul Kulkarni, Fariz, Hemachandran, Prathap K. Pothan, Nizhalgal Ravi Action Produced by Whyte Infotainment
2 Madhubana Kadai Kamala Kannan Karthivel, Dhyana, Arvind Annamalai Comedy Produced by Montage Media Productions
Mirattal Madhesh Vinay Rai, Sharmila Mandre, Prabhu Masala Produced by Metronet Multimedia
3 Aasami Aandar Raj Ramesh, Santhana Bharathi, Pandu, Shakeela, Aarthi Drama

Yugam Sribavansekar Rahul Madhav, Deepthi Nambiar Drama

10 Adhisaya Ulagam-3D Shakthi Scott Livingston, Ananda Kannan, Prithvi, Sreelakshmy, Latha Rao Fantasy

Eppadi Manasukkul Vanthai P. V. Prasad Vishva, Irfaan, Tanvi Vyas Romance

Palayamkottai G. Shekar G. Shekar, Inbanila, Bose Venkat Action Produced by Visalatchi Amma Creations
Panithuli Natty Kumar Ganesh Venkatraman, Shobhana Shankar, Kalpana Pandit Romance Produced by Dreams On Frames and House Of Pandit
Sri Ramakrishna Darsanam G. N. Dass Shashi Kumar, Lakshmi, Delhi Ganesh Drama

15 Attakathi Pa. Ranjit Dinesh, Nandita, Aishwarya Romantic comedy Produced by Thiru Kumaran Entertainment
Iruvan E. S. Muruganandam Praveen, Prakash, Shaina Drama Produced by Zion Pictures
Naan Jeeva Shankar Vijay Antony, Siddharth Venugopal, Rupa Manjari, Vibha Natarajan, Anuya Bhagvath Crime thriller Produced by Vijay Antony Corporation
17 Etho Seithai Ennai Elvin Bosser Shakthi, Liyasree, Anand, Anand Babu Drama

Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam Rasu Madhuravan Sabarish, Sunaina, Ganja Karuppu, Karunas Romantic comedy

Poovampatty Pudugai Marisa Sandeep, Sri Shalini, Lavanya, Vaagai Chandrasekar

24 18 Vayasu R. Panneerselvam Johnny, Gayathri Psychological thriller Produced by NIC Arts
Aachariyangal Harshavardhan Taman Kumar, Aishwarya, Reethu Mangal, Narayanan

Anil ARS Anil Bharath, Ashrith Bhanu

Avan Appadithan SP Raja Jayan Vaikuntha, Karuna, Della Raj, Sasha, Babilona Adult thriller

Perumaan J. Rajesh Kannan Arjun, Shruti, Sriram Vedam

31 Mugamoodi Mysskin Jiiva, Narain, Pooja Hegde, Nassar, Selvaah Superhero Produced by UTV Motion Pictures
Valiban Suttrum Ulagam AR Lalithaswamy MGR Siva, MGR Hari Spoof

7 Arakkonam S. S. Reddy Sriman, Prachi Adhikari, Ponnambalam Crime thriller Produced by Ramana Gudipati and S. S. Reddy
Kalla Parunthu Idhayan Amsavel, Manju, Shobana Adult Romance

Mannaru S. Jaishankar Appukutty, Thambi Ramaiah, Swathy, Vaishali Drama Produced by Suji & Rathna Films
Paagan Aslam Srikanth, Janani Iyer, Kovai Sarala Romantic comedy Produced by V P Productions
14 Nellai Sandhippu Naveen Rohit, Bhushan, Megha Nair Drama Produced by T Creations Thirumalai
Sundarapandian Prabhakaran M. Sasikumar, Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori Drama Produced by Company Production
21 Chaarulatha Pon Kumaran Priyamani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha Horror Produced by Global One Studios
Saattai Anbazhagan Samuthirakani, Swasika, Magima, Ajmal Khan Drama Produced by Shalom Creations
28 Thaandavam A. L. Vijay Vikram, Anushka Shetty, Amy Jackson, Lakshmi Rai Action Produced by UTV Motion Pictures
5 English Vinglish Gauri Shinde Sridevi, Priya Anand, Ajith Kumar Drama Produced by Hope Productions
Pudhiya Kaaviyam Pe Na Ramesh Dilip, Janavi, Athesh, Alwha Vasu Drama

Sembattai Ganesh Dileepan, Srijith, Gowri Nambiar Drama

12 Maattrraan K. V. Anand Suriya, Kajal Aggarwal, Tara, Sachin Khedekar Action thriller Produced by AGS Entertainment
Soundarya Chandramohan Govind, 'Killer' Kasim, Rithoosan, Sarath, Santosh Erotic thriller

19 Amridha Yokam A Manicka Raj Sridhar, Vennila Drama

Koyambedu Perundhu Nilayam R. Manivasagan Ashok, Anvitha Romance

Pizza Karthik Subburaj Vijay Sethupathi, Remya Nambeesan Romantic thriller Produced by Thirukumaran Entertainment
Thiruthani Perarasu Bharath, Sunaina, Rajkiran, Pandiarajan Action

26 Aarohanam Lakshmy Ramakrishnan Viji Chandrasekhar, Jayaprakash, Uma Padmanabhan Drama Produced by AVA Productions
Chakravarthy Thirumagan L. Purushottaman MGR Siva Comedy

Mayilu Jeevan Sri, Shammu Drama Produced by Duet Movies
Vavval Pasanga Suresh Rahul, Uthra Unni Drama

2 Ariyaan P. Karthikeyan Santosh Bhavan, Ragini Dwivedi

Asaivam Kishore Sidhaarth, Jennifer, Srija Romance


Yaaruku Theriyum Kalabhavan Mani Kalabhavan Mani, Nishan, Jayaprakash, Riyaz Khan, Harish Raj, Sanjana Singh Thriller Produced by Arubere Art Ventura Pvt Ltd
9 Ajantha Rajppa Ravishankar Ramana, Vinu Mohan, Honey Rose, Sai Kiran, Vandana Gupta

13 Ammavin Kaipesi Thangar Bachan Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Iniya Drama Produced by Thankar Thiraikalam
Kasi Kuppam Arun Aadarsh, Archana Drama Produced by Balamurugan films
Podaa Podi Vignesh Shivaa Silambarasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Shobana Romance Produced by Gemini Film Circuit
Thuppakki A. R. Murugadoss Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jamwal, Jayaram Action Produced by V Creations
23 Kai Vinoth Raghava Vijith, Joshima Romance

30 Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom Balaji Tharaneetharan Vijay Sethupathi, Gayathri Comedy Produced by Leo Vision
Neerparavai Seenu Ramasamy Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das, Saranya Ponvannan Drama Produced by Red Giant Movies
Ongaram Krish Rana Daggubati, Nayantara, Santhanam Drama Produced by First Frame Entertainment
8 Sun Sun Thatha Nassar Abhi Mehdi Hassan, Jamali Shadat, Nassar Drama

14 Kumki Prabhu Solomon Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon Drama Produced by Thirupathi Brothers
Neethaane En Ponvasantham Gautham Menon Jiiva, Samantha, Santhanam Romance Produced by Photon Kathaas & RS Infotainment
21 Sattam Oru Iruttarai Sneha Britto Thaman Kumar, Piaa Bajpai, Bindu Madhavi, Reemma Sen Action

28 Akilan
Dr. Saravanan, Vidya, Rajkapoor

Kandu Pudichitten

Kozhi Koovuthu K. I. Ranjith Ashok, Sija Rose, Rohini, Bose Venkat Drama Produced by Bright Media
Lollu Dhadha Parak Parak Mansoor Ali Khan Mansoor Ali Khan, Anjana, Aarthi, Shakeela, Venniradai Moorthy Comedy Produced by Mansoor Ali Khan
Paraseega Mannan J. Suresh J. Suresh, Sruthi Lakshmi, Ramesh Khanna, KK Action thriller Produced by Rich Art Productions
Puthumughangal Thevai Maneesh Babu Sivaji Dev, Rajesh Yadhav, Muktha Bhanu, Vishnu Priya Drama Produced by Winner Bull Films



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