It has been a bad year for the most of the A-list Tamil actors as many much-hyped films did not live up to the expectations of the audience. Except Vijay, no other top stars have given a big hit.
A-list actors will do a movie or two in a year. Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Ajith Kumar, Surya and Vikram who are considered as the A-list Tamil stars by traders, have reduced their numbers to concentrate on delivering quality products. And Karthi, Jeeva, Silambarasan and Arya who also have a huge fan following, are also no exceptions.
In the year 2012, Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan did not even have a single release. Whereas Ajith, Surya, Vikram, Dhanush, Arya, Simbu and Karthi had one release each. On the other end, Vijay and Jeeva are ending the year with two releases.
However, Vijay is the only actor, who has delivered two blockbusters in 2012. Rest other stars like Ajith Kumar, Surya, Vikram, Karthi and Jeeva had a bad year as their much-hyped films have bombed at the Box Office. It has to be noted that Jeeva's forthcoming Neethaane En Ponvasantham is yet to be released and the result of the film is awaited.
Now, we are bringing you the much-hyped movies that failed to meet the expectation of the audiences.
Dhanush's 3 came as the first shock of 2012. The movie, which had garnered nation-wide attention through the track 'Kolaveri di...', got mixed reviews from critics but the film did not go well with a large section of audience. The length of the movie played the spoilsport, and Aishwarya Dhanush's first attempt turned out to be a flop but Dhanush and Shruti Hassan's performance were praised.
Karthi, who had a dream run with all his films becoming commercial hits, tasted his first flop with Saguni. The majority of critics gave thumbs down to the film due to the weak storyline and general audience were hugely disappointed by the film.
The biggest upset of 2012 was Ajith Kumar's Billa 2. The movie, which had a wonderful pre-talk, went to become a dud at the Box Office. The film was far below expectation of the audience even though the film got mixed reviews. The prime culprit for the disaster was the poor screenplay penned by director Chakri Toleti.
Tamil audience have often accepted freshness but Jeeva and Mysskin's Mugamoodi could not impress the audience. Though the film was commercially successful to some extent, the brilliant performance of the technical team and lead stars' performance were not good enough to pull the crowd to make the film a hit.
Vikram and AL Vijay, who had earlier given Deiva Thirumagal, disappointed the audience this time. The film was opened to mixed reviews but let down the expectations of the audience. The absence of regular masala elements and the lack of good music played the spoilsport.
Surya and KV Anand's Maatrraan got a flying start at Tamil and Telugu Box Office but it could not run for long as the film was below cine-goers' expectations. Surya's magnificent performance was overlooked by the audience, as the screenplay was not tight. However, it did decent business and was comparatively better flick than the other films that we have mentioned in the list.