The best Tamil movie from the first half of 2018
The first half of the year is complete and here we bring you the list of movies that reached well among the audience. 2018 didn't start as expected as we had seen many issues that came up in the film industry with regards to the standoff between Nadigar Sangam and Digital Service Providers on the increase of Virtual Print Fee charges also with Tamil Nadu protests for Kaveri water sharing issue which also led to the delay in release of many Tamil films.
Starring Vikram in the lead this film was released on 12th of Jan coinciding with Pongal. The film is directed by Vijay Chandra and produced under Moving Frame. The film released mixed reviews upon its release and slowing gained momentum in the 2nd week. The music of this film has been composed by Thaman and it released good response among the fans.
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
Directed by Vignesh ShivN this movie is an adaptation of the 2013 Hindi flick Special 26. This movie is inspired by the real-life incident 1987 Opera House heist in Mumbai. This film had an ensemble cast and had music by Anirudh Ravichander which became an instant hit. The film released on 12th of Jan 2018 and received wonderful reviews upon its release.
Directed by G Ashok this film was released in Jan 26th in Telugu and Tamil and was also dubbed in Malayalam. The film received mixed reviews from the critics upon its release who also praised Anushka Shetty's performance. The film also became a box office hit with the film making 1 million grosser at USA box office. Produced under UV Creations this film had music by Thaman.
This film had huge expectation since the beginning of its announcement. This film is directed and produced by Bala and it saw Jyothika in the title role with G. V. Prakash Kumar and Ivana doing the lead roles. With the music composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja, this film was released on 16th February. The film released mixed reviews upon its release from the critics and the audience appreciated Jyothika's performance in this flick.
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, this film is a silent independent psychological horror thriller. Referred to as silent film that is it had no dialogues at all. The film received positive reviews upon its release for making a movie with a solid content that had no dialogues but just sound. Prabhu Deva was praised for his performance in this film.
Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu
Directed by Santhosh P Jayakumar of Hara Hara Mahadevaki fame this film an adult comedy horror producer by KE Gnanavel Raja. The film received mixed reviews upon its release on 4th of May and also faced objection from few women organization and celebrities for making a movie that shows women in bad light. But the film became a hit among the general audience and was also became hit for its adult comedy dialogues.
The film is an action thriller directed by debutant PS Mithran that was released worldwide on 11th of May. The film had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and saw Samantha joining hands with Vishal for the first time. The film received a wonderful response from the audience with positive reviews from the critics all around. The film turned on to become a blockbuster with the film still running in few multiplexes. The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Abhimanyudu on 1st June and it became a box office hit.
Nadigaiyar Thilagam aka Mahanati in Telugu is a biographical film based on the life of actress Savitri. The film was released in Telugu on 9th May and in Tamil on 11th May and received positive reviews from the critics all around. The film was highly praised for its narration and screenplay and also for the neat and clean performances of Keerthy Suresh and Dulquer Salman. The film had music by Mickey J Meyer and produced under Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema.
Directed by Pa Ranjith, this is the second time Rajinikanth is joining hands with the director. Produced by Dhanush this film is regarded as the first Indian movie to be released in Saudi Arabia. The film received positive reviews upon its release and the songs composed by Santhosh Narayanan also received wonderful response especially the background music. The film also became an instant hit among the audience upon its release on 7th of June. The film was also dubbed and released in Tamil and Hindi. The film also praised Nana Patekar's performance as a villain with few critics stating that he would be reminded as one of the dreadful villains of the time.
Tik Tik Tik
Directed by Shakti Soundar Raja this movie is said to be India's first ever Space film. It is science fiction thriller that released on June 22nd.Starring Jayam Ravi, Aaron Aziz, and Nivetha Pethuraj in the lead roles, this film received mixed reviews upon its release but was praised for its impeccable VFX. The film also received good response from the audience and is making good collection in the box office.