Trends in Tamil cinema of 2021: While male star vehicles brought back audience to theatres, women dominated streaming
The question of the year has been, ‘Will people come back to the theatres?.' They did and how. 2021, even with a hiatus in between, saw some major star vehicles that set the cash registers ringing.
Rashmika Mandanna says she got a lot of offers before Sulthan in the Tamil film industry, but she waited for the right moment and role
Producers, exhibitors divided on OTT/satellite streaming of Tamil films as Kollywood embraces digital platforms
Kollywood have announced that they would procure big-star films on Minimum Guarantee (MG) basis only after seeing the movie in preview screenings to minimize or avoid losses at a later date.
Ajay Devgn to play lead in Hindi remake of Karthi's Tamil blockbuster Kaithi; film to release on 12 February, 2021
Ajay Devgn will reprise the lead role in the Hindi remake of Kaithi, starring actor Karthi, which was written and directed by Lokesh Kanagara.
Tracing how music is still a big commercial pull in Tamil cinema, with films like Asuran, Comali benefiting from hit songs
Films like Dhanush's Asuran and Jayam Ravi's Comali proved how after the teaser and trailer, chartbusters still help Tamil films secure a good opening.
Sivakarthikeyan's Hero sails past Rs 20 cr in Tamil Nadu; Prati Roju Pandage pulls in Rs 25 cr globally
Hero and Thambi are the big releases of 20 Decembe, 2019 that continue to hold fort at the box office in Tamil Nadu as well as the Telugu states.
Master has an ensemble cast with established stars such as Vijay Sethupathi, Antony Varghese , Malavika Mohanan and Andrea among others
In Tamil cinema, the dominance of big superstars continues with the troika of Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith
When Bollywood superstars in their early 50s are finding it difficult to connect with today’s youth, tamil superstar Rajinikanth on the threshold of 70, continues to enthral audiences
Jeetu Joseph on directing Kaithi, working with Jyothika, and how Thambi is a unique brother-sister story
"Though brother-sister relationship is the core of Thambi, all the other characters also have a distinct identity and purpose," says director Jeetu Joseph.
Massive success of Bigil and Kaithi at Tamil Nadu box office may have resulted in a lull period post Diwali
After Bigil and Kaithi, none of the expected biggies like Action, Enai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Sangathamizhan, and Adithya Varma lived up to the expectations at the box office.
How Arjun Das has become the new go-to villain of Tamil cinema, from Karthi's Kaithi to Vijay's Thalapathy 64
Arjun Das has become the talk of the town after he replaced Malayalam actor Antony Varghese as the main villain in Vijay’s film Thalapathy 64.
Bigil, Petta, Viswasam, Kanchana 3, Nerkonda Paarvai, Kaithi power Kollywood's theatrical takings in 2019 to Rs 1000 cr
Six major films have grossed more than Rs 100 crore each in worldwide theatrical takings, with Thalapathy Vijay's Bigil leading the way
Kaithi's early premiere on Hotstar upsets theatre chain owners because of low footfall in screenings of Karthi's film
Leading theatre chains like PVR and INOX removed the shows of Kaithi from Tamil Nadu despite the film performing extremely well at the box office.
Vijay's sports drama Bigil sails pass Rs 140 crore in Tamil Nadu; Karthi's Kaithi enters Rs 100 crore club
Bigil, directed by Atlee, now inching towards the Rs 300 crore in worldwide theatrical sales.
Thalapathy 64 also stars Malavika Mohanan, Vijay Sethupathi and Antony Varghese in pivotal roles.
How Karthi straddles commercial and content-driven cinema, from Kaithi to Madras and Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru
There is one man who can hold his head high and assert that he has been a part of quality projects, which also managed box office returns. His name is Karthi Sivakumar.
Bigil becomes Vijay's top-grossing film globally with Rs 275 cr; Kaithi inching towards Rs 100 cr club
Bigil has also turned out to be Vijay's highest-earning film in the overseas regions, besting the foreign takings of Mersal, and Sarkar
Kaithi director Lokesh Kanagaraj reveals plan to expand film into a franchise: 'I have the idea for both a prequel and sequel'
Kaithi is the second film by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made his directorial debut with Maanagaram.
Bigil, Kaithi, Asuran, Nerkonda Paarvai, Petta show Tamil cinema is heading towards a content-oriented approach
Vijay's Bigil, Karthi's Kaithi, Dhanush's Asuran, Ajith's Nerkonda Paarvai and Viswasam, and Rajinikanth's Petta proves Tamil biggies are embracing change.
Kaithi’s X-factor lies in how the film provides a terrific theatrical experience with a gripping storyline, fast-paced narration, solid technical values, great ensemble performances, and sure-footed filmmaking technique.