Recent Tamil Summer Blockbusters


Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Theri is all set for its grand worldwide release on April 14, just as the summer hits its peak phase. The summer season (April – May) is seen by the film industry as a very viable period for films to do rousing business due to the vacation for school and college students.

Adults also take time off from work to spend time with their families, and watching films is a major pastime in this phase. Each year, the Tamil industry generally has at least one big summer blockbuster which pleases the audiences and fills the coffers of everyone concerned. Let’s take a look at the recent big summer hits.

2015 – Raghava Lawrence’s horror comedy feast Kanchana 2 went on to gross more than 100 crores worldwide in its Tamil and Telugu versions.

2014 – Sivakarthikeyan’s comedy entertainer Maan Karate was the success story of summer 2014.

2013 – Soodhu Kavvum was the big charmer in the heat of 2013 and it gave a fillip to Vijay Sethupathi’s stardom.

2012 – Comedy cracker Oru Kal Oru Kannadi was a major summer blockbuster in 2012 and it had a really long run.

2011 – KV Anand’s political entertainer Ko was the long distance runner in the summer of 2011. Ko 2 is also eyeing a similar result this year when it opens on May 6.

2010 – Lingusamy’s musical commercial entertainer Paiyaa was a big April success in 2010 and gave Karthi his first regular role.

Theri is expected by one and all to become the box-office topper in this year’s summer. Will it meet the Himalayan hype surrounding it?

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