In the year 2009, Kollywood experienced the highest number of film releases ie; 131 and out of these films there were 19 films that commercially turned out profitable to its producers. According to the trade sources, this is the highest number of films released in a year for nearly two decades. But compare with the hits ratio, 2008 seen more hits (24) than 2009.
AVM produced, Sun Pictures Ayan is the biggest hit of the year 2009. The Sasikumar starrer Nadodigal emerged as a super hit among small and medium budget movies.
Here is the complete list of 19 films and their classification- Blockbuster, Super Hit, Hit, Above Average or Average, based on the details collected from various sources.
Ayan - Blockbuster
Nadodigal- Super Hit
Padikathavan- Super Hit
Unnaipol Oruvan- Hit
Kanden Kadhalai- Above average
Yavarum Nalam- Above average
Siva Manasulla Sakthi- Above Average
Masilamani- Above Average
Venila Kabadi Kuzhu- Average
Madurai Sambavam - Average
Mayandi Kudumbathar- Average
Apart from the movies listed above, the remaining films in the release list are considered as failures of the year.
Here are some major disappointments of the year: