Is Formula movies still ruling the Box-Office?
27 Mar 2017
The first half of 2016 saw a avalanche of releases in Tamil Cinema with an average of 2 or 3 movies releasing every weekend. The tough competition for the screen space at the Box-Office is a cause for concern as the outcome of a movie is determined by the business it does in the opening weekend. Many offbeat movies were removed from majority of the screens even before the positive word of mouth spread out.
The list of movies that emerged successful this year so far are below.
- Theri - Blockbuster
- Pichaikaran - Blockbuster
- 24 - Superhit
- Irudhi Sutru - Superhit
- Thozha - Superhit
- Rajini Murugan - Hit
- Sethupathi - Hit
- Kaadhalum kadandhu pogum - Average
- Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikkaaran - Average
- Iraivi - Average
- Idhu Namma Aalu - Average
- Mirudhan - Average
As per the trade reports only 12 films have turned out to be profitable at the box office and the other movies that are not in the list are either a disappointment or would have broke even for the producers. Going by the movies on the list it looks like the formula movies like Theri, Pichaikaran and Rajini Murugan are still effective at the Box-Office. However, it is encouraging to see movies like Irudhi Suttru and 24 also performing reasonably well.
Movies like Iraivi, Visaranai, Uriyadi, and Metro received extremely positive reviews from both the critics and the general audience. But still it was disappointing to see these movies not doing well and losing out to formula based movies. Is the audience still preferring the commercial movies and not open for offbeat films? Hope things would turnaround soon.