So, we’re almost done with the first half of 2017, and the good news is that, it has hitherto been a relatively positive year for Tamil cinema. Yes, there have been quite a few disappointments films that were expected to do well but failed others that were out-an-out washouts, and a few more than sank even without a trace. But, the encouraging aspect for the industry and trade has been that compared to last year, 2017 has so far seen a good equilibrium between hits and flops, with even films that missed being included in the clean-hit category, at least, churning out average business for their producers and distributors.
With the kind of year Kollywood has witnessed thus far, it gives us great pleasure to bring you the ten-biggest hits of Tamil cinema in the first half of 2017.
|Film||Main Star(s)||Worldwide Gross (INR)||Verdict|
|Bogan||Jayam Ravi||70 crore||Superhit|
|Yaman||Vijan Antony||44 crore||Superhit|
|Kavan||Vijay Sethupathi||38 crore||Superhit|
|Pa Paandi||Rajkiran||34 crore||Hit|
|Kuttram 23||Arun Vijay||30 crore||Hit|
|Maanagaram||Sundeep Kishan, Sri, and Regina Cassandra||12 crore||Superhit|
|Adhe Kangal||Kalaiyarasan, Janani Iyer, and Sshivada||7 crore||Hit|
|Dora||Nayanthara||24 crore||Above Average|
Fingers crossed that the second half of 2017 also pans out like the first.
Image Sources: Vijaya Productions and Studio Green