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Content ruled over stardom in Tamil cinema-2015 first half

Content ruled over stardom in Tamil cinema-2015 first half - Exclusive

on Jun 30, 2015

The first six months of 2015 saw approximately 280 releases in the southern film industry, but performance-wise, it was a mixed first half. The success of films such as "Kanchana 2", "Pataas" and "Kaaka Muttai" came as a surprise, but the failure of some highly-anticipated, big-budgeted and superstar-driven films was worrisome.

Of the record 107 Tamil releases, only 10 turned out to be hits by reaping profits for their producers. Only five more managed to break even.

"Compared to 2014, the first half of 2015 has witnessed an increase in hit percentage. However, most star-studded films performed poorly at box office, resulting in heavy losses for their stakeholders," trade analyst Trinath told.

Raghava Lawrence's horror comedy "Kanchana 2" and National Award winning drama "Kaaka Muttai" reaped three to four times their investment.

While "Kanchana 2" along with its Telugu dubbed version "Ganga" grossed over Rs.100 crore worldwide on an investment of Rs.18 crore, "Kaaka Muttai", which is still running in select cinemas, has raked in over Rs.15 crore.

"These two films deserve the blockbuster tag. 'Kaaka Muttai' has proved that audiences are hungry for good content," Trinath said.

Other successful ventures include "Anegan", "Kaaki Sattai", "I", "O Kadhal Kanmani", "Darling", "36 Vayadhinile" and "Demonte Colony".

"The success of small films such as 'Darling', 'Demonte Colony' and 'Tamiluku En Ondrai Azhuthavum' has given several young filmmakers the courage to experiment. More producers are willing to bet on quirky subjects," he said.

A big disappoint was Kamal Haasan- starrer "Uttama Villain" and Suriya's "Massu Engira Masilamani".

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