Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Top grossers of 2006
Varalaru - History of Godfather: This is a Tamil language film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. It stars Ajith Kumar in a noted triple role, Asin Thottumkal, Kanika Subramaniam, Ramesh Khanna and Suman Shetty. The movie tells the tale of a father, a classical dancer by profeesion is questioned about his masculinity by his childhood sweetheart. He rapes her in anger resulting in the birth of a pair of twins. The story revolves on the actions of the twins reactions for their parents. The film's score and soundtrack is by, A. R. Rahman. The film has become the biggest blockbuster of the year mopping up almost Rs.50 crores. The film was released on October 20, 2006. It is the biggest blockbuster in Ajith's career.
Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu: This is a high budget and a stylish urban action thriller. The movie explored concepts that are unknown to the Tamil audience like homosexuality and took Tamil Cinema to greater heights. Stars Kamal Haasan, Jyothika, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Prakash Raj and directed by Gautham Menon. It has music by Harris Jeyaraj The songs are all chartbusters. The film was mostly shot in New York and is about a Gutsy Police Officer who is on the trail of a rampant serial killer. Appreciated by one and all this movie has taken the Tamil cine industry to hitherto unknown levels. The film's total gross is estimated at Rs.45 crores. It is the biggest blockbuster in Kamal's career.
Something Something ... Unnakum Ennakum: This is a Tamil film directed by M. Raja. It stars Jayam Ravi and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles and Richa Pallod, Prabhu and Bhagyaraj in supporting roles. The movie is the remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana. The film's score and soundtrack was composed by Devi Sri Prasad, who also scored the music in the original version of the film. The film has been released in July 28, 2006. Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi: This is a big-budget Tamil film directed by newcomer Chimbudeven. The film stars veteran comedian Vadivelu, Tejashree and Monica in the lead roles with Manorama and Nagesh in critical roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Sabesh-Murali. It is a laugh riot and been labelled a hysterical historical. This is a movie directed by Chimbudeven and produced by S Pictures.
Thimiru: This is the hat trick blockbuster for Vishal after Chellamae and Sandakozhi. Directed by newcomer Tharun Gopi and also stars Reema Sen, Shreya Reddy, Manoj K. Jayan and Vadivelu. The film is breaking box office records and is turning out to be a high grossing blockbuster. This is about a lady don's love.
Critically Acclaimed Films
Veyyil, a film about the life of a down-and-out man and his relationship with his family from which he was long-separated. It stars Pasupathy and Bharath. E a critically acclaimed film on the subject of nuclear bio-wars. Jeeva, Nayantara, Pasupathy, Karunas and Ashish Vidyarthi star.
Chithiram Pesuthadi: Chithiram Pesuthadi, a film made with basically no huge stars, i.e. Narain and Bhavana turned out to be a smash hit at the box office due to it's unique plot, presentation and the highly successful song, Vazha Meenu.
Thiruttu Payale: This is a Stylish, Action and Blackmail Thriller directed by Susi Ganesan and starring Sonia Agarwal, Malavika, Jeevan, Vivek and Abbas. The film is about Extra Marital affair and blackmail. The film played for 125 days.
Em Mahan: Though embarking on an average start releasing along the much hyped Sillunu Oru Kaadhal, debutant director Thirumurugan's family entertainer turned out to be a success at the box office. The film starred Bharath and Gopika in lead roles
Pattiyal: This stylish thriller directed by Vishnuvardhan, starring Arya, Bharath, Pooja and Padmapriya was about the lives of two gangsters, Kosi and Selva. Yuvan Shankar Raja's music for the film proved popular upon release.

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