Chandramukhi: The movie reportedly collected Rs.75 crores, and became the biggest blockbuster in Rajini's career. Stars Rajnikanth, Nayanthara, Jyothika, Malavika, Vineeth, Sonu Sood and Prabhu, directed by P.Vasu. The movie tells the tale of a spirit who is desperate to take revenge on her killer. The film enjoyed 100 days run in Andhra Pradesh and was featured in IIFA. It is a remake of the Malayalam blockbuster, Manichitrathazhu.
Anniyan: This is a big budget film that saved the career of disgraced director Shankar after his flick Boys. Starring Vikram, Sadha and Prakash Raj among others, it deals with the disease of Multiple Personality Disorder. The film was a bigger hit in Tollywood than in Kollywood. It played for 140 days in metros. The film's total gross is estimated at Rs.45 crores. It is the biggest blockbuster in Vikram's career.
Ghajini: Inspired by the English language film, Memento, the film tells the tale of a formerly rich Mobile company owner, played by Surya, who is seeking out on a mission for revenge after the death of his girlfriend, Asin. The film was a bigger hit when dubbed in in Tollywood than in Kollywood. It played for 147 days in metros grossing almost Rs.27 crores. It is the biggest blockbuster in Surya's career.
Sandakozhi: This film stars Vishal and Meera Jasmine who have troubles with a local dada. It is still playing a noon show daily after 230 days. It was later dubbed into Telugu as Pandem Kodi in May 2006.
Sivakasi: This is another mass masala entertainer for the 2nd time by the duo Vijay - Perarasu and the film ran for 119 days in metros.
Arinthum Ariyamalum: Produced by "Punnagai Poo" Geetha and directed by Vishnuvardhan, this film launched the career of Arya, Navdeep and Samiksha. Prakash Raj also starred. It played for 112 days.
Critically acclaimed films
Thavamai Thavamirundhu: Cheran depicts the life of a struggling father and how he takes care of his family. The film stars Cheran, Padmapriya, Saranya and Rajkiran . It played for 91 days.
Raam: A thriller of who-dun-it genre starring Jeeva and Gajala. This film also won best actor for Jeeva at an International Festival.
Ullam Ketkumae: The Youth Entertainer Movie directed by Jeeva. It is about five college friends. It stars Shaam, Asin, Laila, Pooja and Arya.