As the year 2017 draws to a close, let’s have a quick recap of the top 15 Kollywood movies that won the hearts of audience.
Vijay Sethupathi, Madonna Sebastian starrer Kavan is considered to be one of the critically and commercially successful movies of 2017. Directed by KV Anand, Kavan talks about corruption in media system.
Magalir Mattum, the second movie of actress Jyothika after her comeback in 2015, was released amidst high expectations. The movie which talked about women empowerment had powerful performances of the bubbly actress along with veterans Urvashi, Banu Priya and Saranya. Directed by Bramma, all the lovely ladies in this women-centric film stole the hearts of Tamil audience
Directed by Sri Ganesh, 8 Thottakkal featured Vetri, MS Bhaskar and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles. The film which is in the lines of a crime drama was successful in grabbing the attention of the audiences. The movie was raved about by all for its tight engaging screenplay.
Kurangu Bommai, the well-made thriller starring Vidharth and veteran director Bharathiraja opened to good reviews, receiving a lot of praise from critics for director Nithilan’s treatment of the story. The movie talks about how a honest driver gets into smuggling for his boss.
Actor Dhanush made his directorial debut with the movie Pa. Pandi. Veteran actor Raj Kiran, who plays the protagonist appears as a former movie stunt master who decides to follow his dreams.
This Mysskin’s directorial is a crime thriller featuring Vishal in the role of a detective. The director-actor combo gifted a cult classic investigative thriller to Tamil cinema.
The much-hyped Christmas release of 2017, Velaikkaran became the winner of the season opening to positive repsonses. Starring Sivakarthikeyan, Fahadh Faasil and Nayanthara in the lead roles, the movie is directed by Mohan Raja.
Horror thriller Aval satrring Andrea and Siddharth in the lead roles, marked the return of pure horror genre in Kollywood after Lady Superstar’s 2015 release Maya. Directed by Milind Rau, Aval featured Andrea in a completely new avatar, that surely left us all enthralled.
Maanagaram, the action thriller written and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj features Sundeep Kishan, Sri and Regina Cassandra in the lead roles. Though there are no big names in the cast, the movie turned out to be hit for its gripping screenplay.
BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION
This year we finally got to know why Kattapa killed Baahubali. As expected this Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion opened to massive responses from across the Nation. The movie which was released several regional languages, collected more than Rs 1700 crore (all versions).
THEERAN ADHIGARAM ONDRU
Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaram Ondru is one of the best cop stories of recent times. Helmed by H Vinoth, the well-packed investigative thriller, which is based on a true story, turned out to be a huge hit.
Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s much-hyped project Mersal was the second release of Vijay in 2017 after Bairavaa. The movie grossed more than Rs 250 Crore at the worldwide box-office. Apart from the commercial success, this Atlee directorial also won praises from critics.
Directed by Pushkar and Gayathri, Vikram Vedha explored the grey between the worlds of good and bad. Starring Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi as cop and criminal respectively, the movie proves that both the stars are far more than a pretty face in their thoroughly-committed performance. Vikram Vedha also bagged the first position in the list of Top 10 Indian Movies of 2017 released by IMDB.
Lady Superstar Nayanthara’s district collector role in Aramm directed by Gopi Nainar created waves in Kollywood. It is hard to tell whether this is remarkable acting, or just Nayanthara being herself infront of camera. The movie is about a district collector who fights water scarcity in rural India.
Aruvi, directed by Arun Prabhu featuring Aditi Balan may be high on emotions but the movie ruled the hearts of audience, critics and celebrities alike. Aditi Balan who essayed the bold character, won laurels for her acting prowess. The movie which released on December 15, is continuing its successful run in theatres with fully packed audience.