2014 has been an interesting year as far as Tamil Cinema is concerned. Like every year, 2014 too produced a good number of blockbuster hits and lots of movies have gone down without even being noticed. It also gave birth to many films with different and unique genres.
While big movies like Veeram, Kaththi and Velaiyilla Pattathari fared well at the box office, it was the small budget movies like Goli Soda, Pulivaal, Cuckoo and Mundaasupatti that stole the show with both critics as well as fans appreciating these movies.
It also marked the debut of Yash Raj Films in Kollywood with the release of Aaha Kalyanam starring Nani and Vaani Kapoor. The biggest achievement of Kollywood in 2014 in terms of technology came in the form of Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiiyaan, India's first motion capture movie.
Though it is difficult to pick the best movie from a legion of movies, at the end of it all the best movie of the year has to emerge and we have decided that nobody else should be given the luxury of picking the best amongst the best apart from fans.
We have handpicked the nominees for best movies of 2014 based on the movies popularity and critical recognition. It is the responsibility of movie lovers to vote for the best so that Kollywood comes up with more such movies that will ultimately improve the standard of filmmaking in our country.
Please cast the vote for your favourite movie to make it a winner against all odds. Also make sure to come back and check if your favourite movie made it to the top of the list amongst all other movies. And the nominees are:
The most important aspect of this film is its genre and tremendous performances by all the actors who have worked in this movie. Director Vasanthabalan, by directing this movie proved to everyone that success can be achieved by being bold and by embracing the willingness to take risks.
Thala Ajith was at his best in this movie unleashing his mass and stylish look even in a movie that had village as its backdrop. Combining action with family values, director Siva had produced a complete entertainer that satisfied millions of movie goers.
Kaththi saw the magical combination of AR Murugadoss and Ilayathalapathy Vijay. They did not fail to cast their spell on screen as the movie went on to gross over 100 crore rupees for the second time after Thuppakki did exactly that earlier when they worked together.
This musical gangster movie was directed by Karthik Subbaraj of Pizza fame and it did not take long to impress the critics. It was officially selected for a competition in South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) in New York.
Cinematographer Velraj, who made his debut as a director through this blockbuster movie managed to satisfy an average movie buff by mixing romance, action, comedy and sentiment in right proportions and also received appreciation from critics for producing a entertaining movie with brilliant technicalities.
This film was directed by debutant H. Vinoth, starring Natarajan Subramaniam and was a black comedy-heist movie. Apart from being declared as a box office hit, the film was praised by critics with Imdb awarding it a 8/10.
This sports drama was directed by Suseenthiran and featured Vishnu and Sri Divya in the lead. Vishnu, being a sportsperson in real life had done justice to his character. Apart from faring well at the box office, the movie was critically acclaimed.
Yet another sports drama directed by Arivazhagan Venkatachalam, the movie opened up to positive reviews from critics with everyone unanimously agreeing that it was a refreshing sports film and an ambitious project. Nakul, the main protagonist had excelled in his role.
Goli Soda was a different attempt by its cinematographer-director S.D. Vijay Milton. The movie was declared a super-hit by traders and also enjoyed critical recognition. Set against the backdrop of Koyambedu market in Chennai, the film revolves around the lives of four young boys working as coolies in the market.