2018 had been a good year for the Tamil film industry. While there was fantasy film like 2.0, there were also family entertainers like
Kadaikutty Singam that won the hearts of audience. Movies like
Kaatrin Mozhi that was like a whiff of fresh air and 96 that take us back to nostalgia were also embraced by the audiences. Now let’s see the top 10 box office hits of 2018.
2.0 is a movie that has been anticipated for a long time. The fans were waiting with great curiosity for the film and the interest was triggered more because of the presence of Bollywood superstar
Akshay Kumar acting in a south Indian film. Both Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar do justice to their roles in the otherwise predictable film. The fun entertainer had amazing visual effects. The film which was made with a budget of 570 crores had all the ingredients to please the audiences. The multilingual film had performed a record business and had even surpassed the record of Kabali.
Vijay is in full form in Sarkar which is one of the highest grosser of 2018. The film was opened with mixed reviews and the character of Vijay is surprisingly underperformed. The way his character is portrayed as a man who is not a “superman” is something commendable. However, his amazing screen presence compensated for the underwritten story.
Kaala which was hyped to be more of a Pa Ranjith film is one of the top grossers, thanks to Rajini’s screen presence. The director could have done more given the star power of Rajinikanth.
4. Thaana Serndha Kootam
Thaana Serndha Kootam is a refreshing comedy that is based on Neeraj Pandey’s Special 26. The movie was remade with the typical mass hero ingredients in Tamil by Vignesh Sivan. The movie was an entertaining ride for the family. The Pongal holiday season worked in favor of the film and it was termed as an above average film.
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam
Mani Ratnam seems to be a director who cannot be written off by critics. Though his earlier film
Kaatru Veliyidai failed at the box office, Mani Ratnam came with a bang and proved that why he is still one of the best directors of Tamil cinema with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. This crime thriller had the finest actors in Tamil cinema who were supported by best technicians. The rivalry between brothers was told in a powerful manner in this film.
The film was awaited eagerly by Dhanush’s fans for a long time and finally when it was released it was appreciated. The life of a North Madras guy was delivered beautifully by Vetrimaran and Dhanush. This gangster film which is etched so meticulously gains a good position in the top grosser list.
7. Kadaikutty Singam
Kadaikutty Singam is a good turn in Karthi’s career since it is a family-oriented film. The movie directed by Pandiraj was favored by the viewers and the message of farming struck the right chord with the youngsters.
The essence of Irumbu Thirai’s theme which is cyber crime makes it appealing to the audience. The roles of both Vishal and Arjun have been etched well and the engaging narration makes it a compelling watch. No doubt it is one of the top grossers of 2018.
Tik Tik Tik
Jayam Ravi starrer Tik Tik Tik which was hyped to be the first space film in India should be appreciated for its novel attempt. This ambitious endeavor pushed the boundaries of Kollywood. The breathtaking visuals also add weight to the film.
10. Vishwaroopam 2
The film manages a spot in the top grosser of 2018 though it is quite messy. This sequel which is not of the same quality of Vishwaroopam had powerful performance by
Kamal Haasan as usual.