The year 2012 has been a nightmare for many top actors as their much-expected films bombed at the Box Office. Like every year, there were many surprise winners, which were low-budget flicks without any expectation but won the hearts of the audience.
Nanban and Vettai started the year 2012 on the positive note as these films did good business at Tamil Box Office. In February, Siddharth's low-budget film Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi emerged as hit of the month and the success of the movie gave hope for many young directors to concentrate on content than other factors.
However, in the next few months, a couple of small-budget film got thumbs up from audience and critics. But A-list actors had a tough time to impress cine-goers. Dhanush's 3, Ajith Kumar's Billa 2, Karthi's Saguni and Vikram's Thaandavam failed to meet the expectation of the audience. Jeeva's Mugamoodi and Surya's Maattraan had mixed response.
Here, we are giving an opportunity for our readers to choose the best Tamil movie of the year 2012 from the list. Follow the slideshow to see the list and the poll is in the last slide.
Note: Remakes are excluded from the list.
The story of the film revolves around two brothers. The elder is sensitive to violence, while the younger is a jobless rogue. It starred Madhavan, Arya, Sameera Reddy and Amala Paul. The film was directed by N Lingusamy and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.
Kadhalil Sodhapuvathu Yeppadi
Kadhalil Sodhapuvathu Yeppadi is about love and the many shades of love and the many ages of love. The film starred Siddharth and Amala Paul in the lead roles. It was directed by Balaji Mohan and produced by Sasikanth Sivaji, Siddharth and Nirav Shah.
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi stars Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika Motwani and Santhanam in the lead roles. It is a comedy film written and directed by M Rajesh.
Naan Ee is a graphical-extravaganza flick, which tells the story of a fly seeking revenge on the villain in its reincarnated form. The movie was directed by SS Rajamouli and it starred Sudeep, Samantha and Nani in the lead roles.
Kalakalappu is a comedy entertainer directed by Sundar C and produced by his wife Kushboo Sundar. Vimal, Shiva, Anjali, Santhanam and others are in the cast.
Sundarapandian is about friendship, betrayal and romance and the film has plenty of comedy. The film stars M Sasikumar, Lakshmi Menon and Vijay Sethupathi. It is directed by SR Prabhakaran and produced by M Sasikumar.
Pizza is a thriller flick directed by Karthik Subbaraj. It starred Vijay Sethupati and Remya Nambeesan, and it was produced by CV Kumar. The film tells the story of a pizza delivery boy, who lands in a trouble when he visits a customer's house to deliver pizza. Now, it is being remade in Telugu and Kannada.
Naan is a crime-thriller that revolves around psyche of a studious boy wronged by his own family. Jeeva Sankar directorial film features Vijay Anthony, Siddharth Venugopal and Rupa Manjari.
Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 is a teen-crime thriller directed by Balaji Sakthivel. Sri, Mithun Murali, Urmila Mahanta, Manisha Yadav, Muthuraman and others are in the cast.
Thuppakki tells the story of an army officer, who returns to Mumbai on a vacation and finds out about a dreaded terrorist group who are executing bombs in the city. How he fights against the evil force forms the crux of the story. Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal and Vidyut Jamwal starrer film directed by AR Murugadoss is the highest grosser of 2012.