Kollywood 100 Crore Club Tamil Movies
Every now and then, we come across news articles stating that a Bollywood movie has joined the elite ‘100 crore club’. However, it is not so easy for Tamil movies to collect more than Rs 100 crore. So far, only three Tamil movies have managed to collect more than Rs 100 crore at the box-office.
Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Enthiran’ was the first movie to get into this prestigious club. The movie was directed by Shankar and funded by Sun Pictures. The movie was a runaway hit and made profitable business across all the territories. Aishwarya Rai played the leading lady in the film. The fans truly loved the ‘Chitti’ act by Superstar!
Vijay’s ‘Thuppakki’ was the second film to get into this league. Directed by AR Murugadoss, the movie was a taut thriller. Vijay was at his best in the film and the movie was a perfect Diwali Dhamaka for the fans. The movie was produced by Kalaipuli S. Dhanu and distributed by Gemini Film Circuit.
Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam’ is the latest film that has joined the Rs 100 Crore club. The movie faced a lot of controversy before it released in Tamil Nadu. But, when it released, it created a storm in the box-office. The movie was directed by Kamal Haasan himself. The sequel of the film, ‘Vishwaroopam 2′, is currently in the making.
The major reasons for lack of Tamil movies in the list are :
- Bollywood films have a much wider audience and reach, when compared to the Tamil films.
- The tickets for Bollywood movies are priced even as high as Rs 350-400 in other states, but Tamil movies can be priced only up to Rs 120 in Tamil Nadu.
- The Tamil production houses usually play safe by making movies of low and medium budgets.
Many high budget films are currently in the making such as Shankar’s ‘Ai’, Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’, Selvaraghavan’s ‘Irandam Ulagam’ and Kamal Haasan’s ‘Vishwaroopam 2′. Let’s hope all these and many other movies get into the coveted Rs 100 crore club.