2012 Second Quarter Report
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 makes Tamil Cinema proud; Santhanam saves the Box Office.
The 2nd quarter of 2012 came to a close with no new release last Friday. This may have been by far the weakest quarter in recent times as many of the movies that should have been released during the last quarter got pushed out to subsequent months due to long shooting strikes.
Before you read the 2nd quarter report, we strongly recommend you to listen to the hilarious half yearly Recap by Big FM Balaji
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BEST OF TAMIL CINEMA - SECOND QUARTER REPORT, 2012
Second Quarter began with debacle of "3" which was kolaveripped by fans and critics for its confusing post-interval portions which resembled more like a Selvaraghavan movie. A total of 31 movies were released with only 6 movies getting noticed by audience -- Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, Leelai, Vazhakku Enn 18/9, Kalakalappu, Manam Kothi Paravai, Thadaiyara Thaaka, Saguni. Rest of the movies went down the drain without a whimper.
Santhanam played a pivotal role in the 4 out of these 6 movies. Without Santhanam, 2nd Quarter would have been a complete washout. Vazhakku Enn 18/9 and Thadaiyara Thaaka won a lot of critical acclaim. But, struggled to set the cash register ringing. On that note, let us take a moment to recognize the best of 2nd Quarter of 2012
Best of Tamil Cinema (Movies released from April 1 to June 30, 2012)
- BEST FILM : Vazhakku Enn 18/9
- BEST DIRECTOR : Balaji Sakthivel (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
- BEST ACTOR/COMEDIAN : Santhanam (OKOK, Kalakalappu, Saguni)
- BEST ACTRESS : Urmila Mahanta (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
- BEST VILLAIN : Mithun Murali (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
- BEST MUSIC DIRECTOR : Harris Jayaraj (OKOK)
- BEST PLAYBACK SINGER : Shreya Ghoshal - Oru Kili (Leelai)
- BEST LYRICIST : Na. Muthukumar (Venaam Macha, OKOK)
- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER : SD Vijay Milton (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
- BEST EDITOR : Praveen KL & Srikanth NB (Thadaiyara Thakka)
- BEST ART DIRECTOR: Mayil Krish (Vazhakku Enn 18/9)
- BEST NEW TALENT : Sathish Chakravarty (Music Director of Leelai)
For 2012 FIRST QUARTER REPORT, Click on First Quarter Belongs to Nanban and KSY
Taking a Peek into second half of 2012
The second half of the year is expected to be a non-stop action with a number of big releases hitting the screens back-to-back within 2 to 4 weeks of each other starting with Billa-2, Vishwaroopam, Mugamoodi, Thandavam, Maattrraan, Thuppakki and finally Kochadaiyaan expected to release on Rajini's birthday 12/12/12.
Fasten your seat belt for 2nd half of the year, it will be non-stop action from now until end of this year with more than Rs. 400 Crores riding on these much awaited movies.
2012 Quarterly Report compiled by MovieCrow staff for movies released from April 1 to June 30,2012 with inputs from Ashwin Subramaniam