Thursday, 27 December 2007

Top 10 Movies of 2007

As we close down on 2007, lets take a look at the movies that have met with success during the year and thereby analyze the mindset of the average Tamil film fan. As per the latest Sify box office report, 105 movies have released during 2007 and 10
have been declared super hits. Let's take a look at the top 10 movies of 2007.

1. Sivaji
2. Pokiri
3. Paruthi Veeran
4. Mozhi (Hit only in multiplexes)
5. Vel
6. Billa
7. Marutha Malai
8. Chennai 28
9. Polladhavan
10. Naan Avan Illai

Let's take a look at them one by one.

What can you say about Sivaji? Leave your brains behind at home and watch the movie. Compared to other movies, Sivaji did not have violence or sex in excess but we cannot deny the fact that Shreya was skampily dressed in the songs.

The second highest grosser of the year after Sivaji. Movie can be enjoyed only by Vijay fans. The hero just roams around with his friends and heroine falls in love with him and during the climax we come to know that the hero is a senior police
officer. Pokiri is one of the movies that showcases Tamilnadu Police in bad light despite our former CM during her regime asking film folks not to show policemen as villains in movies. In addition, not even an iota of logic in the movie.

Paruthi Veeran
Critically acclaimed movie of the year. Good performances from the lead actors. Too much of violence.

Nice one. A movie that can be enjoyed with family and kids around.

Real crap. A recent report in Sify says that Surya has made inroads into B&C centers through Vel. So, is this the kind of movie that B&C audiences prefer? Bad taste.

Another real crap. I spent 6 pounds to watch this movie in UK and was literally surprised to see box office reports in Tamilnadu saying that "Ajith is the king of opening and the movie is a superhit".
Ajith just cannot act/dance and looking at Ajith and Prabhu's performances, I am forced to think that Vishnuvardhan's expectations as a director are very limited. Dialogues are too boring with a lot of Malaysian words like "can", "lah" pulled in.

Didn't watch the movie.

Chennai 28
Good one. Nostalgia is one of the main reasons for this film's success. Most of the Tamil audiences were able to relate to the movie since it portrayed something similar to what they were in their teens.

Excess violence and foul language. For example, one dialogue goes like this,

Local Don to his son: Dei, inna da kai ellam karuppa?
Don's son: Nai pee pa..
Don: Edhukku da?
Son: Nee dhana maanja poda nai pee venum nu sonna..
Don: Maanja ku kaanja pee venum da..idhu illa..poi kai kazhuvu..

The movie showcases gangsters/rowdies lives completely and passes a wrong message to the already violent youths of tamilnadu.

Naan Avan Illai

Nothing much to say as it is a straight lift from the Gemini Ganesan classic. Jeevan cannot dance and his expressions in some scenes are funny..The film had 5 heroines to provide enough oomph and glamour...

Overall Verdict:
Sex and Violence seems to be the need of the hour for Tamil audiences. People enjoy watching heroes as rapists, womanizer,murderer or rowdy in movies. With this trend in place, the next few years could bring in more movies of the same type. Censor might have to add words like "otha", "mayiru" etc in their dictionary to make them available for audiences to enjoy.