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Top Ten 2007-Part-2: Big year for Vijay and Ajith

By By: Settu Shankar
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    After Shivaji, Vijay's Blockbuster Pokkiri and Ameer's Paruthi Veeran are the two placed second and third respectively at the end of the cinema year 2007. No doubt, Pokkiri is the biggest Box Office Blockbuster in the 15 years span of Vijay's career.

    Released for Pongal 2007, the film has celebrated its 200 th day in style in presence of Kamal Hassan. Asin's gorgeous beauty, Prabhu Deva's stylish making and Mani Sharma's peppy numbers are made the film as a lovely mass Masala of the year. But the same Vijay has been suffered with an average film Azhagiya Tamil Magan in the year end. Even the racy numbers of AR Rahman too couldn't save the film.

    Directed by Ameer, Paruthi Veeran is the real block horse in the year 2007. Karthi, the younger son of veteran actor Sivakumar made his debut through this film and proved himself as a worthy introduce of Ameer. The entire film fraternity including media has celebrated the quality and making style of Ameer for Paruthi Veeran. Ameer is the only director, who has honored by the Cinema Journalist Association for his outstanding craftsmanship in Paruthi Veeran. It is true that the film has overtaken other films in this top ten list including Shivaji in other aspects, like the making style, nativity, base of the story and directorial skills. But the Box Office size, star values and amount collected worldwide are the factors forced Shivaji and Pokkiri in the top positions.

    The fourth place goes to Surya starred Vel. Released for Deepavali 2007, the film has clearly defeated all its competitors including Vijay's Azhagiya Tamil Magan in six films contested race. Vel helped a lot to Surya to come out of the image of sophisticated upper middle class actor. With the right mix of mass Masala ingredients, the typical Hari film is now successfully crossed its 50 th day in all A, B and C centers. Particularly in B and C centers Vel is the highest grosser among the recent releases.

    Billa-2007, the remake of yesteryear Blockbuster of Superstar Rajini is helping Ajith, who suffered with two flops early in the year Azhwar and Kreedom, to breathe ease and keep him as the worthy competitor to Vijay. Ajith's Billa-2007 is placed in 5 th in the list. Actually, it is too early to judge this two weeks old film for the year's top 10 list. But the big opening and gross collection of Rs.7 crores in two weeks forced the film in the 5th position among the hits of the year. If the same trend continues, definitely it will topple Vijay's Pokkiri in the coming weeks. But we couldn't apply the Duckworth Lewis Method to judge the run of a film in Box Office! Let us wait and watch the film's trade in the coming weeks.

    Maruthamalai is the another peppy Masala flick from Oscar Films with the Box Office assured combination of Arjun-Vadivelu-sexy Nila and Director Suraj. Celebrated its 100th day with ease and enough mass, the film is another big profit oriented movie for its Producer Oscar Ravichandiran. The film is worth enough to be placed in 6 th at the end of the year 2007.

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