If you’re Kollywood movie-buff, then you’re bound to be quite content with 2017. Admittedly, they’ve been a fair share of disappointments – hyped films that failed; others that were absolute washouts; and still some more that sank without a trace. But, 2017 does stack up favorably when compared to last year, with a good hit-to-flop ratio. Another encouraging aspect has been that even those films which missed out on being clean-hits, still managed to do above-average business for their investors.
However, we’re here to doff our hats to the biggest hits of the year, so let’s get down to business. The big mass-hero films like Bairavaa (Thalapathy Vijay) and Si3 (Suriya) made a rollicking whack (though a bit more was expected from Bairavaa) while medium-budget ones starring other popular leading men like Bogan (Jayam Ravi), Velaikkaran (Sivakarthikeyan), VIP 2 (Dhanush), Yaman (Vijay Antony), and Kavan (Vijay Sethupathi) also did very well, proving once again that the audience flocks to theaters for star-driven vehicles if the content is even fairly good.
Sethupathi scored another huge grosser later in the year with Vikram Vedha as did Vijay with the all-time blockbuster Mersal, capping off a fantastic year for both heroes. A few big-ticket venture like Thala Ajith’s Vivegam bit the dust badly, but, overall, it was more-than-a-satisfactory year for Tamil cinema. So, without further ado, let’s check out the biggest hits of Kollywood in 2017.
(Note: Only those movie with ‘clean hit’ status or better have been considered, which is why films like Vivegam (flop), Shivalinga (above average), Dora (above average), and Motta Siva Ketta Siva (below average) miss out in spite of collecting more than some of the movie the list.)
|Film||Worldwide Box-Office Gross (INR)||Verdict|
|Mersal||226.64 crore||All-Time Blockbuster|
|Vikram Vedha||50.10 crore||Superhit|
|VIP 2||50 crore||Superhit|
|Pa Paandi||34 crore||Hit|
|Kuttram 23||30 crore||Hit|
|Sangili Bungli Kadhava Thora||20.23 crore||Hit|
|Ivan Thanthiran||10.23 crore||Superhit|
Plenty to cheer about for Kollywood in 2017.
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