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Yearender 2014: Biggest winners and losers of Tamil cinema

Movies | IBNLive Movies | December 21, 2014, 3:46 pm
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 Films like 'Yaamirukka Bayamey' not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.
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Films like 'Yaamirukka Bayamey' not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.

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 Small was big down south. Low budget films, which were high on creative content, emerged as the real winners in 2014.
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Small was big down south. Low budget films, which were high on creative content, emerged as the real winners in 2014.

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 Films like 'Karthikeya' not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.
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Films like 'Karthikeya' not only set the cash registers ringing but also spelt profit for the investors in the southern filmdom, which otherwise registered a mere five percent hits out of about 500 releases.

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 AR Murugadoss-directed Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' raked in over Rs.100 crore (USD16 million) on an investment of about Rs.70 crore.
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AR Murugadoss-directed Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' raked in over Rs.100 crore (USD16 million) on an investment of about Rs.70 crore.

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 Horror-comedy 'Aranmanai', said to be a Rs.12 crore movie, earned Rs.22 crore.
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Horror-comedy 'Aranmanai', said to be a Rs.12 crore movie, earned Rs.22 crore.

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 The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.
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The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.

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 The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.
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The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.

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 The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.
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The most profitable Tamil films of the year were 'Thegidi', 'Goli Soda', and 'Maan Karate'.

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 Likewise, Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa', said to be a Rs.80 crore movie, collected about Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.
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Likewise, Rajinikanth's 'Lingaa', said to be a Rs.80 crore movie, collected about Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.

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 According to distributor Arvind Nambiar, the biggest Tamil hit in terms of return on investment is Dhanush's 'Vella Illa Pattathari'. Made on a budget of Rs.8 crore, including promotional costs, the film collected a whopping Rs.53 crore.
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According to distributor Arvind Nambiar, the biggest Tamil hit in terms of return on investment is Dhanush's 'Vella Illa Pattathari'. Made on a budget of Rs.8 crore, including promotional costs, the film collected a whopping Rs.53 crore.

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 Films like 'Veeram' managed to strike gold at the box-office, but they couldn't qualify as successful ventures, considering the initial investment involved.
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Films like 'Veeram' managed to strike gold at the box-office, but they couldn't qualify as successful ventures, considering the initial investment involved.

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