It's festival time for the Tamil film industry
Pongal is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals in Tamil Nadu. The harvest festival, spanning three-four days, will be celebrated all over the state next week.
Film releases during Pongal is a must. There was a time when as many as 10 movies would release during Pongal. This year, will be have four major releases.
Cast: Vijay, Asin
Music composer: Vidyasagar
Written and directed by hit Malayalam director Siddique, Kaavalan is the remake of the Malayalam big hit film Body Guard, starring Dileep and Nayantara.
With this, Asin comes back to Tamil cinema after a long gap.
A Vijay Pongal release is a festival for his fans! The only hitch is that all his last films had flopped and many theatre owners and distributors have asked the actor for compensation. The issue is yet to be sorted out.
If Kaavalan releases as planned, it will be the biggest release. If Siddique can repeat his Body Guard magic, it will bring back Vijay's winning streak. It will be his big ticket to politics too.
Image: A scene from Kaavalan
Cast: Karthi, Tamannah, Santhanam
Suriya's younger Karthi is on a winning streak. All his films have done extremely well at the box office.
Siruthai, a remake of the Telugu hit Vikramarkadu by S S Rajamouli, is also expected to hit the target. A typical commercial film where Karthi plays a pickpocket as well as a police officer will be the ideal treat for a Pongal outing. And Karthi and his team are expecting a hit.
Tamannah, with whom he made the biggest hit of his career Paiyya, is his heroine in this film.
The film is directed by Siva (Sivakumar), who turned director with the Telugu film Souryam (Gopichand, Anushka) and Sankham (Gopichand and Trisha). The film is produced by Studio Green.
Image: A scene from Siruthai
Cast: Dhanush, Tapasee
Music composer: G V Praksh
When Vetrimaaran and Dhanush came together in Polladhavan, it was a massive hit. They director-actor duo expect another hit from Aadukalam as well. But the director has warned the audience that Aaduklaam is of a different genre.
Delhi model Tapasee debuts as a Tamil heroine with this film.
The film is distributed by Sun Pictures.
Image: A scene from Aadukalam
Director: Suresh Krissna
Cast: Pa Vijay, Meera Jasmine, Remya Nambeesan
Music composer: Vidyasagar
Though the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi has not hit the jackpot in his last outings as scriptwriter, a lot is expected from Ilaignan especially because it is being directed by hit director Suresh Krissna.
The film stars lyricist Pa Vijay in the lead role with Meera Jasmine and Remya Nambeesan giving him company.
Image: Movie poster of Ilaignan