By Lokesh RV | Galatta | 09:32 PM
It has been a wonderful year for Tamil Cinema with over 180 movies hitting the screens and there is a huge variety of movies with unimaginable contents that satisfied the audience. Box Office collection is one of the main aspects to declare the verdict of a movie and it is a tough one to pick the top venture to do a good business at the box office. Let's take a look at the top performers at the box office in 2018.
Superstar Rajinikanth's 2Point0 hit the theaters all-around the world at a massive scale on November 29th. Directed by Shankar has Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar as the antagonist who has played his part to perfection. The sci-fi flick opened up to some great reviews from the fans and the critics as well and the movie is having a phenomenal run at the theaters. The movie has collected over 750 Crores worldwide.
Thalapathy Vijay's Sarkar directed by one of his favorite director AR Murugadoss had Keerthy Suresh as the female lead and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar playing the antagonist. The flick had a grand worldwide release for Diwali 2018. With its big opening, the movie got off to a great start with all the positive word. Sarkar shattered all the day one record in the city. The movie collected around 250 Crores worldwide.
Karthi’s family entertainer Kadaikutty Singam came out on July 13. The movie is produced by Suriya under his 2D Entertainment banner and directed by Pandiraj. The flick has Sayyeshaa as the lady lead along with Sathyaraj, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Arthana Binu, Bhanu Priya, Viji Chandrasekhar among others. The movie pulled in the family audience and had a long run the theaters. Kadaikutty Singam was one of Karthi's career-best ventures.
Psychotic action thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal hit the screens on 30th August. Directed by Demonte Colony fame Ajay Gnanamuthu and produced by Cameo Films. The movie stars Nayanthara, Anurag Kashyap, Atharvaa Murali and Raashi Khanna in lead roles with Makkal Selvan Vijay Sethupathi playing an important role in the movie. The movie did a great job at the box office this year.
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Mani Ratnam’s massive multi-starrer Chekka Chivantha Vaanam came out to the big screens on September 27 and went on to become on the biggest hits this year. Featuring an ensemble cast with names like STR, Vijay Sethupathi, Arvind Swami, Arun Vijay, Jyothika, Aishwarya Rajesh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Prakash Raj, Dayana Erappa, Mansoor Ali Khan, Appani Sarath among others. The star cast itself pulled the audience in huge numbers and with some good reviews, the movie became a blockbuster.
96, the romantic drama film written and directed by C. Prem Kumar came out to the big screens on October 4th. The film featured Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha in the lead and the film is bankrolled by Nandagopal of Madras Enterprises. The music for the film is composed by Govind Menon. 96 has been receiving a great word and the venture is an instant hit among all age groups.
Vishnu Vishal's crime thriller flick Ratsasan released on October 5th received wonderful reviews all around and the movie has become one of the blockbusters this year. The movie is directed by Ram Kumar of Mundasupatti fame and produced by Axess Films has Amala Paul as the lady lead. Music is done by Ghibran.
Tik Tik Tik
Jayam Ravi’s Tik Tik Tik is India’s first ever Space film and the movie had huge expectations even before the release due to the unique attempt. Directed by Shakti Soundar Rajan who is known for bringing in some experimental genres to Tamil Cinema. The film stars Jayam Ravi and Nivetha Pethuraj. Tik Tik Tik opened up very well at the box-office with some good reviews and supportive response from audience.
Vishal’s cybercrime thriller Irumbu Thirai also starring Arjun and Samantha released on May 11th and became a super-hit. Directed by debutante P.S.Mithran, the film was highly respected for its informative content. Irumbu Thirai is one of the few movies to have a 100 day run at the theaters with its Telugu version also becoming a huge success.