Vishal starrer Malaikottai has toppled Arjun's
Maruthamalai at the box office this week. The film, in
which young action hero Vishal tries both comedy and action, has
got a good opening. The actor's last two films were duds at the box
office but it looks like the Action King may recapture the top slot
soon. The top five Tamil films of the week are:
1. Malaikottai - Director: Bhoopathy
Pandiyan. Though the film got a decent opening and tops this list
for now, almost all critics have panned it. Vishal has done well
playing his first comedy role. Priyamani, after her excellent
performance in Paruthiveeran, is just a glamour doll
2. Maruthamalai - Director: Suraj.
Maruthamalai is another mass masala film that is doing
well at the box office. Compared to Vishal, Action King Arjun has
proved his superiority and experience in both action and comedy
3. Shivaji-The Boss - Director:
Shankar. The Rajinikanth-starrer has crossed the 100-day mark and
now filmmakers are just waiting for it to cross the next milestone.
Still the film is running in 7 screens in the City and 5 screens in
the suburban areas.
4. Nam Naadu - Director: Suresh. The
Malayalam remake of Dileep starred Lion has a long star
cast including Sarath Kumar, Nasser and Karthika. Sarath made this
film so that it will be the perfect launch pad for his new
political party. But the film didn"t make profits at th Box
5. Udambu Eppadi Irukku? - Director:
Jeevitha Rajashekar. This is also a remake of Dileep's Lion. But
the film was first remade in Telugu and later dubbed into Tamil.
But the director has changed few scenes intelligently as per the
taste of Tamils and got a separate censor certificate too. In few
scenes the film does better than Nam Naadu, the other
remake of Lion!