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Kollywood have always had talented artistes and technicians, but investing big bucks in Tamil movies were once a rarity and a dream for each and every director in the fraternity. Ask Shankar of Enthiran fame and he will tell you how he struggled to get his script, about a robot falling in love with a woman, alive on screen due to lack of financial support even though the story was ready 10 years ago.
Kamal Haasan's magnum opus Marudhanayagam was shelved as the movie's budget overshot beyond Ulaganayagan's imagination. Many more projects have not been considered because of its monstrous budget even if it was meant to be a trendsetter.
But that situation is slowly changing as more and more producers are coming forward to take a risk by investing big money, showing their trust in directors' ability. Movies like Ghajini, Sivaji, Enthiran and Vishwaroopam are some classic examples highlighting the change that is taking place in the industry slowly but surely.
Of late, many big budget movies have been released and the producers are also making their money out of it as they have learned the trick in investing big budget movies.
As 2014 will make way for 2015 in less than a couple of months, Kollywood is set to be flooded with big movies with a possible potential of elevating Tamil cinema's standards. While few of those will be released by the end of this year, many big movies will be released in early and mid 2015.
We bring to you a list of big budget movies that will be released in near future which will surely take Kollywood and its audience by surprise as it's a rarity to see so many big budget movies lined up for back to back releases. What is a rarity now might turn out to be a common factor given the standard rise of big budget movies in Kollywood.
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Though the exact budget of this Rajinikanth starrer has not been revealed, some sources say the budget of Lingaa has crossed the budget of Enthiran which was made at a whopping
132 crore rupees. The movie is directed by KS Ravikumar and is produced by Rockline Venkatesh.
I 's budget is roughly estimated at 145 crore rupees which will make it the costliest film ever produced in India if the figures turn out to be true. I boasts of some stunning visuals and CG works contributing to its expenditure. The film is directed by Shankar and is produced by Aascar V. Ravichandran.
Vishwaroopam II is a sequel to Kamal Haasan's magnum opus Vishwaroopam and is being made with an estimated budget of 105 crore rupees. The film is almost ready and will be released early next year. It is directed by Kamal Haasan and produced by Aascar V. Ravichandran.
Directed by Gautham Menon and produced by A. M. Rathnam, Yennai Arindhaal is made at a budget of 50 crore rupees which is the costliest film Gautham Menon has ever directed. The film which will most likely be released for Pongal next year on January 14 has managed to create high expectations among movie buffs.
Though the exact budget of this movie is not yet revealed, Anegan is said to be Dhanush's costliest film in his entire career. Dhanush will be reportedly seen in 4 distinctive looks and the movie has some stunning visuals. The film is directed by K. V. Anand and is produced by AGS Entertainment which comprises of three individuals namely Kalpathi S Aghoram, Kalpathi S Ganesh and Kalpathi S Suresh.
This film's budget is a mere 25 crore rupees, but the shooting of this movie commenced in 2012 making it a big budget movie at that time. The film ran into trouble with its release but is likely to be released next year. The film is directed by N. Kalyanakrishnan and is produced by Aascar V. Ravichandran. The film has Australian actor Nathan Jones of Troy fame for an important fight sequence.
This yet to be titled movie will be the costliest movie ever produced in India at the time of its release according to some sources. The movie which is being directed by Chimbu Deven and which is being jointly produced by Thameen, one of regular film distributor in Kerala along with some prominent personalities, will allegedly have a jaw dropping budget of 200 crore rupees.