‘Bahubali’ managed to create some pre-release buzz, just about no one could have imagined that the period-drama would end up becoming a global sensation and redefine the very face of Southern cinema. With 40.42% of votes IBNLive viewers declare ‘Baahubali’ the best film of 2015!
Premam (25.71%) :Touted as a romantic-comedy, ‘Premam’ created quite a stir among move buffs, courtesy its simple narrative as well as sincere performance. Shot on a budget of Rs 4 crore, it raked in over Rs 60 crores upon release. Interestingly, it featured upcoming actors Sai Pallavi and Nivin Pauly in the lead.
Kaaka Muttai (14.77%): Directed by debutant M Manikandan, ‘Kaaka Muttai’ revolved around two street kids who long for a bite of Pizza. Produced by Dhanush, this comedy drama featured child actors Ramesh and Vignesh in the lead roles. Shot on a meager budget of 7 million, it grossed close to 500 million at the box office.
Thani Oruvan (11.59%): As such, expectations were not too high when ‘Thani Oruvan’ arrived in theatres a few months ago. However, luckily for the actor, this did not hinder its commercial prospects and the film soon became the talk of the town. Its well etched out characters and intense performances propelled the action-thriller to commercial and critical success.
Kunjiramayanam (3.99%): The very first onscreen collaboration between siblings Vineeth and Dhya, this Malayalam comedy was one of the most profitable Onam releases of the year. Moreover, it earned critical praise as well thanks to some deft writing.
Maya (1.26%): Bearing testimony to Nayanthara’s acting prowess, this horror films featured her in a double role. Directed by newcomer Aashish Saravanan, ‘Maya’ clicked mainly because of a strong word of mouth and its compelling narrative. Interestingly, it was dubbed in Telugu as ‘Mayuri’.
Kaaki Sattai (0.9%): A gripping action-drama, ‘Kaaki Sattai’ highlighted the struggles faced by a police constable when he tries to eradicate corruption from society. Boasting of some lifting tunes from Anirudh Ravichander, the film enthralled audiences courtesy his fast-paced narrative and propelled upcoming actor Sivakarthikeyan to stardom.
Kumari 21 F (0.57%): Featuring newcomer Raj Tarun in the lead, ‘Kumari 21 F’ opened to an impressive response on the commercial front and saw 80% occupancy on its opening day. Directed by Surya Pratap, ‘Kumari 21 F’ highlighted the turbulent relationship between a young man and his girlfriend.
36 Vayadhinile (0.45%): Touted as actress Jyothika’s comeback vehicle, this Rosshan Andrews-directed drama revolved around how society attaches a lot of importance to a woman’s age while determining her abilities. Also featuring Nasser and Rahman in important roles, it enjoyed a successful run at the box office, collecting over Rs 24 crore at the box office.
Demonte Colony (0.33%): Directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu and made on a budget of Rs 2 crores, this horror drama boasted of some highly relatable performances and a uniquely presented narrative. Starring newcomer Arulnithi in the lead it grossed nearly Rs 17 crore upon theatrical release.