Nine months into the year 2012, only a few ‘major’ films have hit the screens so far in Kollywood. Ajith’s Billa-2 and Karthi’s Saguni and the Shankar-directed Nanban which released in January and starred the trio of Jiiva, Vijay and Srikanth happen to be the few ‘major’ films which have released so far. All the three have been average grosser at the box-office and none of them qualifies as a super-hit venture.
More than 120 films have so far released but the real biggies are yet to be released. The ‘biggies’ include the Vikram-Anuskha-Amy Jackson starrer Thaandavam directed by A.L. Vijay and produced by UTV Motion Pictures which is likely to release in the last week of September. Suriya’s Maatraan, said to be the most expensive film of his career, is likely to hit the screens on 12th October.
Vijay’s Thuppakki (name likely to be changed), directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Kalaipuli Thaanu, is set to release on Deepavali on 13th November. Karthi, whose star-value has been on the ascending curve ever since last year’s Siruthai, would have a major release in Deepavali in the form on Alex Pandian opposite Anushka. Kamal’s Vishwaroopam may not plunge into the race on Deepavali, it is said.
Vishwaroopam has become one of the most-awaited films this year after it was ‘unveiled’ at the IIFA awards ceremony in Singapore a few weeks back. For some reasons, though, Kamal remains tight-lipped about the film’s release in theatres. Superstar Rajini’s 3-D film Sivaji, which has been convered tinto 3-dimensional mode at a whopping cost of Rs.17 crores, might release in December.
Rajini’s Kochadaiyaan is all set to grace the screens on the auspicious day of 12-12-12. Gautham Menon’s Maestro Ilaiyaraaja musical Needhanae En Ponvasantham is to release soon but its release date hasn’t yet been announced.