Generally, Tamil directors are using heroines as glamour set property in most of their films. Particularly in action oriented films, heroines are only signed for singing duets with the heroes. This masala format is slowly changing in recent days. Even the big action hero, Superstar Rajini is also insisting his directors to give enough scope to his heroines!
Today's heroines should not only do glamorous roles, but also should be able to emote and be a craze among the youth and family audiences. She should have some on-screen chemistry with the hero, be a good dancer plus her rapport and image with her fans is of prime importance. That's why heroines like Trisha and Namitha are interesting in starting their fan clubs like a hero.
No doubt, Asin, the heroine of mass walked away with the crown Queen of Tamil film industry-2007. Her impressive strike rate at the Box Office and popularity among the Tamil viewers in all age group made her as the numero uno among all the heroines in the industry. In the beginning of the year, she had a Blockbuster Pokkiri with Vijay. But she suffered a worst flop with Ajith's Azhwar. But after months, she has redeemed her number one post through super hit Vel at the end of the year. No other heroine has this much of good strike rate in this industry. And Asin's rapport with her producers, directors and heroes is something extraordinary. No one could even near this Mallu girl in those aspects!
Shreya, the heroine of the Superstar in Shivaji, a film with phenomenon success, just missed the opportunity to become as the number one actress of the industry, just because of her setback in Azhagiya Tamil Magan.
At last Nayantara, the actress suffered with lot of personal problems got a release in the year end. Her only release Billa-2007 opened well and even became a hit. Her seductive looks and bikini type costumes throughout the film pouring more such chances on her and helped a lot to grab a place in the top 5 actress of Tamil film industry.
Though Priyamani emerged as the dark horse through Ameer's outstanding film Paruthi Veeran, she lost her elegance and dignity earned through Paruthi Veeran in her below average performance in Vishal's hit film Malai Kottai. She merely appeared as a doll with minimal costumes in that film without showing proper expressions. But at the year end she got a golden opportunity to light the lamp at the prestigious India International Film Festival in Goa, in the company of King Khan.
And Trisha unfortunately the nice looking and performance oriented actress hasn't any good releases in the year 2007. Her only release Kreedom also bombed at the Box Office. But she was easily overtaken the hero of the film Ajith through her excellent performance. Her mischievous looks and performing in tough scenes with professional ease still keeps her in the race. Hope, year 2008 will have some interesting line ups like Kuruvi, Abhiyum Naanum and Bheema for this talented actress.
There are few other heroines like Kuthu Ramya and Bhavana performed well in their films. But the poor Box Office results of those films keep them in bottom of our list!