Tamil films has not lived up to the expectations in the first quarter of 2013. With some of the big movies bombing at the Box Office, Kollywood had a disappointing first phase. The only silver line in the quarter is the fact that small budget films raised to the occasion and proved that only good content can survive.
Of the 44 Tamil releases, one turned out to be a blockbuster and
only one emerged as a hit. The rest of the films couldn't even
Hassan's controversial Tamil-Hindi bilingual Vishwaroopam was a blockbuster. It
garnered over Rs.100 crore on an investment of Rs.95 crore. Despite
facing a few troubles during the release, the film became one of
the biggest hits in recent years.
Vishwaroopam approximately raked in close to Rs.150
crore, which includes its satellite rights as well. The film did
exceptionally good business worldwide, thanks to all
controversies," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Besides Vishwaroopam, the other hit Tamil film was Santhanam-starrer Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (KLTA). "Tamil crass comedy KLTA earned Rs.12.5 crore on a budget of approximately Rs.3 crore. Even though the film received mixed response from the critics, the audiences lapped it up for its wholesome comedy entertainment," Trinath added.
Heavily Disappointed Movies
The movies that heavily disappointed the audiences include Mani
Ratnam's Kadal, Karthi's Alex Pandian and Ameer's
Aadhi Bhagavan. Inspite of getting positive reviews from
critics and audience, Bala's Paradesi too failed to become
a commercial hit.
Kadal, Alex Pandian & Aadhi Bhagavan Miserably Failed
Kadal, Alex Pandian and Aadhi Bhagavan failed
miserably to attract audience with its poor content. The movies,
which had high expectations disappeared from many theatres in less
than two weeks.
Paradesi, Haridas & Vathikuchi
Paradesi could not pull audience to theatres due to its
off-beat content. Well, smaller films such as Haridas and
Vathikuchi did mediocre business.
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga
Tamil comedy Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga (KBKR), which
released March 29, managed to get a decent opening. The
multi-starrer came as a relief to the audience, who witnessed a
series of biggies turning damp squibs.
KBKR Box Office Report
"KBKR approximately collected over Rs.5 crore in its
opening weekend. The film continues to run to packed houses in B
and C centres of Tamil Nadu," said Trinath.