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Kollywood’s top-league actors Vijay and Ajith have given us some superhit movies in the past years. Let us see the box office collection of top 5 movies of each actor.

Ajith’s top 5 movies box office collection:

First place is none other than the Industry hit Viswasam. Released for 2019 Pongal along with super star’s Petta, the movie is the #1 profitable movie ever in Kollywood (in the recent decade)

The first place is bagged by Vedalam. Directed by Siruthai Siva and released in 2015, this movie had TN rights collection of 36 crore, box office collection of 71 crore and share collection of 47 crore.

Second place is bagged by Aarambam, released in 2013 and directed by Vishnuvardhan. The TN rights collection is 35 crore, box office collection is 51.5 crore and share collection is 32.8 crore.

Veeram, directed by Siruthai Siva and released in 2014, occupies the third place. The TN rights collection is 31 crore, box office collection is 51 crore and share collection is 30.25 crore.

Another 2019 release Nerkonda Paarvai stands in the fifth place. This is a remake of Hindi movie Pink , considering the low cost in making this quick remake movie where Ajith spent around 25-30 days for the whole movie, Nerkonda Paarvai did good business

Overall, Viswasam and Vedalam gave bumper profits to distributors and remaining ones all good profits.

Vijay’s top 5 movies box office collection:

2019 latest release Bigil is the highest grossing movie for Vijay world wide, the movie has grossed well over 250 crores world wide… Overall world wide success for the movie, still the movie did not beat Viswasam’s records in TN, because Bigil was sold at a very high price.

2018 release Sarkar stands #2 for Vijay in terms of box office collection

2017 release Mersal is the best collected Vijay movie in terms of box office and gross revenues.The movie went past all controversies and emerged as a money spinner. It grossed around 200 crores world wide in all countries including Telugu dubbed version. In TN it broke the years long record set by Enthiran.

fourth place goes to 2016 release Theri, directed by Atlee again stands in the second place and the TN rights collection is 44.5 crore, box office collection is 75.75 crore and share collection is 50 crore.

The fifth place is bagged by Thuppaki, directed by A.R. Murugadoss and released in 2012. TN rights collection is 38 crore, box office collection is 71.5 crore and share collection is 46.8 crore.

On the whole, Theri, Thuppaki and Kaththi have grossed much profit for distributors. Mersal was above average. The distributor gross profit margins are as follows: Theri – 10.55 %, Thuppaki – 18.80 % and Kaththi – 12.5 %.

Actor Ajith 100 Crore Movies List

(updated 3/18/18)

Thala Actor Ajith is the leading actor of the Kollywood film industry and very popular celebrity in South India. The box office of Tamil cinema is hugely dependent on Superstars Rajinikanth, Vijay and Ajith. He is fondly called as “ultimate star” who is known for his great screen presence.  He has featured in more than 50 films in his 23 years of cinema journey. He was always recognized as the king of the box office in south cinema, along with Actor Vijay after that of Superstar Rajinikanth. Here is the special list of Ajith 100 crore movies in Tamil Film Industry.

The below-mentioned films have crossed more than 100 crores and are still one of the biggest blockbusters of Kollywood. There are only few films that falls under this category. But then again Thala Ajith is one among the actor who made into a list with his many movies. His recent one Vivegam did not make into this list, we are expecting Viswasam to do so

1. Arambham

This film stands to be the Ajith first 100 crore club film that was directed by Vishnuvardhan. The film stars Ajith in male lead and Lady superstar Nayanthara in female lead role. Arya and Taapsee Pannu were seen in the important role. The other character who played the pivotal roles is Rana Daggubati.  The music of the film is scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja; the cinematography was handled by Om Prakash and editing by A. Sreekar Prasad. This film was produced by A. M. Rathnam under the banners of Sri Sathya Sai Movies.

The film is an action movie where the story revolves around Ajith taking revenge on people who killed his and his friend family Sanjay. Sanjay role is played by Rana Daggubati. The movie starts his story in Mumbai where Ajith keeps a series of the bomb explosion. He then targets a media company by hacking their software. Ajith seeks Arya help in it by threatening Arya to do so. The motive behind the bomb explosion and why is Ajith targeting that media company and the flash of Ajith past life is the remaining story. This movie collected almost 20+ crore worldwide at its run time.

2. Mangatha

The film was released during the year 2011. This is a black comedy action-heist film that is written and directed by Venkat Prabhu. Venkat Prabhu is always known for giving up comic mass entertaining movie. The film stars Thala Ajith in male lead and Trisha Krishnan in the female lead. This film is really a big blockbuster for Ajith since he played the negative hero role and the first salt and pepper hit for Venkat Prabhu after which he continued the same style of all his upcoming films.

The film also stars Arjun Sarja, Vaibhav Reddy, Ashwin Kakumanu, Premji Amaren, Aravind Akash and Jayaprakash in important roles. We could find the actress Lakshmi Rai and Anjali in pivotal roles. The music of the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar and Raja Bhavatharini. The film is produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiri and Vivek Rathnavel under the banners of Cloud Nine Movies.

This film is a blend of mystery and suspense, drama, action, and adventure all in one film. Mankatha story revolves around a Mafia gambling gang during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket season. In total this film has collected 130 crores in its total run.

3. Veeram

This blockbuster movie Veeram was released during the year 2014. The film released for Pongal 2014 along with Vijay’s ‘Jilla’. This is also an action film that is directed by Shiva. The features Ajith and Tamannah Bhatia in lead roles. Vidharth, Bala, Santhanam, Nassar, Pradeep Rawat and Abhinaya are the other cast and crew who play the important role in this film. The music of the film is rendered by the popular music director who is well famed for the peppy number, Devi Sri Prasad. The film is produced by Bharathi Reddy under the banners of Vijaya Productions. The other technicians are Kasi Viswanathan for editing, Vetri for Cinematography. This film also dubbed in Telugu version apart from this movie is being remade in Telugu with the title Katamarayudu that stars Pawan Kalyan in the lead role.

Ajith plays the elder brother role for Shanmugam (Vidharth), Bala, Shiva (Munish) & Kumaran (Suhail). Where Ajith think is the brothers as his life. There comes the male lead Tammah (Kopperndevi) in his life. She plays the love interest pair for Ajith. Ajith falls in love with her and then face many problems by Pradeep Ravad who plays the main antagonist role in this film. How Ajith resolve the problem, will Ajith and his brother get marries is the final story of the film. This mass action entertainer by Shiva has also grossed around 130 crores at the box office worldwide.

4. Vedalam

This is Thala Ajith 2015 blockbuster movie that joins the elite club of kollywood. This film is also directed by Shiva where Ajith and Shruti Haasan play the lead roles. The film features Lakshmi Menon in an important role. The other and cast and crew are Ashwin Kakumanu, and Kabir Duhan Singh among others, appearing in supporting roles. The music of the film is scored by Anirudh Ravichander and the other technicians include Vetri and Ruben handled the film’s cinematographer and editor respectively.

Along with the above cast and crew, we could also see Soori, Thambi Ramaiah, Rahul Dev, Rajendran, Bala Saravanan, and Swaminathan.

The film is produced by A. M. Rathnam and S. Aishwarya under the banners of Shri Sai Raam Creations. The film revolves around Ajith and his sister Laksmi Menon. Ajith depicts the role of a taxi driver. Ajith and sister leave to Kolkata so as to pursue Lakshmi Menon’s education in a college there. The police co of Kolkata seeks help with all taxi drivers to inform about a criminal’s whereabouts. Ajith does that job and the problems faced by that and how he overcomes are the remaining part of the story. This film entered the 100 Crore Club by crossing above 125.7 crores in the box office collection.

Here is a list of 5 Chiyaan Vikram Films that were remade in other Languages. Most of them are the blockbuster hits from the actor in his early days (before 2004). After that his movies are directly dubbed in other languages and become hit with just dubbed version like Anniyan in 2005, which was blockbuster in Telugu with just dubbed version. Also his roles like in Anniyan and I is not something easy for actors in other industry to reprise.


The first hit or the movie which gave life to Chiyaan Vikram is Sethu. With the extra odrinary performance from Vikram and direction by Bala. The film is a milestone in Vikram’s Career. Sethu was remade in Hindi as Tere Naam with Salman Khan playing the lead role which also became a success in Hindi. In Kannada Sethu was remade as Huchcha which gave a major breakthrough to actor Sudeep. In Telugu, actress Jeevitha remade the film as Seshu with her husband Rajasekhar playing the lead role


Dhill became blockbuster in Tamil with the first association of director Dharani with Vikram.
Dhill was later remade in Telugu as Sreeram with Uday Kiran and Anita Hassanandani in the lead roles in the year 2002. In Hindi it was remade as Dum in 2003, starring Vivek Oberoi and Diya Mirza in the lead roles. In 2004, Dhill was also dubbed and released in Telugu despite Sreeram the remake version was released before, this shows the popularity and craze for Vikram in Telugu audience.   In Kannada it was remade as Sye with Sudeep in lead roles in 2005.


Dhool became the second blockbuster with the association of Vikram and director Dharani. The movie had Jyothika in lead role with Reema sen playing another important character.
Dhool was remade and released in Telugu as Veede, with Ravi Teja and Arthi Agarwal taking up the lead roles, while Reemma Sen retained her same role in Telugu version as well.

Dhool was also remade in Sinhala as Ranja starring Ranjan Ramanayake in the year 2014, which is a rare occurance and shows the quality of this film to go for a longer run in multiple languages.


Saamy is the first association of Vikram with director Hari resulting in the police blockbuster movie Saamy. Recently they have announced part two for Saamy which will have the same lead Chiyaan Vikram and Trisha.
Saamy was remade in Telugu as Lakshmi Narasimha starring Nandamuri Balakrishna and Asin.

Saamy was remade in Bengali as Barood starring Mithun Chakraborty. In Kannada as Ayya starring Darshan and Rakshitha

In 2013 it was remade in Hindi as Policegiri starring Sanjay Dutt and Prachi Desai directed by KS Ravikumar.


Gemini became so popular before its release because of the hit number Oo Podu from music director Bharadwaj, this lead to a huge expectation for the movie and also the commercial formula from director Saran went on to make the movie a commercial blockbuster in Kollywood

Director Saran remade it in Telugu as Gemeni starring actor Victory Venkatesh and Namitha in the lead roles. Kalabhavan Mani and Murali reprised their same roles from the Tamil version.

Here is a list of famous directors from Kollywood who are former assistant directors or been introduced by director Shankar. These directors really make director Shankar proud with their movies, we can expect more from them in the upcoming years

1. Balajee Sakthivel:

One of the most powerful content oriented directors of Tamil cinema was a former assistant director For Shankar in his early days. His first film Kadhal (starring Bharath and Sandhya) was produced by Shankar under his productions and become a trend setter in the industry. He directed some of the well appreciated movies in Kollywood like Vazhakku en 18/9, Kalloori etc

2. Vasanthabalan:

Vasanthabalan is another famous assistant for director Shankar who worked with him in movies like Jeans. He was identified with his script for the movie Veyyil and it was produced by Shankar’s S pictures. The movie was selected and screened in Cannes film international and the team of director Shankar, vasanthabalan and hero of the movie Pasupathi represented the movie in Cannes. The movie won national award and filmfare awards too.

3. Atlee Kumar:

He can be considered as the most popular assistant from the school of director Shankar, considering his blockbuster hit and association with actor Vijay in Theri, now the combo is also working together for the second time in Vijay 61 (unnamed project). Atlee worked closely with Shankar during Endhiran and he got opportunity to interact with Vijay during the shoot of Nanban (remake of 3 idiots)

4. Arivazhagan:

Recently in the news for his super his Kutram 23 with Arun Vijay, is a former assistant director of Shankar (gold medal winner in the MGR film university) . His first film Earam with Aari in the lead was produced under s pictures banner and was a super hit


5. Chimbudevan:

Chimbudevan also was not a direct assistant for Shankar, but his script was identified and appreciated by Shankar and also his first movie “Imsai Arasan 23 am Pulikesi” was produced under S pictures banner. Chimbudevan was well known after his association with Vijay in high budget ‘Puli’ movie. Now “Imsai Arasan 23 am Pulikesi” part 2 is rumored to be under works

6. A.Venkatesh:

Director A Venkatesh was a former associate director worked for Shankar in the movies Gentleman and Kadhalan. A Venkatesh known for making movies in span of months, gave hits like Aei starring Sarathkumar, Kuththu and Dum staring Simbhu aka STR

7. Madhesh:

Director Madhesh is another popular director who was former assistant to director Shankar. He worked in the movies like Gentleman and Kadhalan. Madhesh is famous for making superhit movies like Chocolate (Prashanth and mumtaj starring) and ilayalathalapathy Vijay starring Madhura which was released immediately after Gilli.

Apart from these top 7 names there were others like Director shree of movie “Damaal dumeel” and Karthik of movie “kappal”  (small budget comedy film) which may not known to general audience much as those movies did not make it big.

Most expected Tamil movie releases in 2017

Tamil Cinema is having a dry run in the box office this two months of 2017. There is not a genuine hit except for Singam 3 and the new release from Vijay Antony , Yeman. But this is only concerned with the trade, audience seems to be busy with social issues in the first two months. Now coming to the pre-summer and remaining of 2017 we have some big names that is already creating waves, to be released in 2017

What movies does the Tamil Cinema fans are much waiting for, in 2017?

Lets have a quick glance on the Top 5 movies from 5 to 1


5. Thaana Serndha Kootam

Suriya joins a fresh young team lead by director Vignesh Shivan and music director Anirudh. After a long time Suriya pairs with Keerthy Suresh for the first time, the actress is on a roll after working with Vijay in Bairavaa now joins with Suryia. This young team looks promising along with Suriya himself looking to sport looks similar to his early days. Ater blockbuster Singam 3,  Thaana Serndha Kootam (movie name coined after famous dialogue of Superstar Rajnikanth) is looking promising and is one of the most expected movies of 2017. Also lets hope studio green productions releases the movie in 2017 and doesn’t delay like Singam 3


4. Baahubali 2

One of the most awaited movies for 2017 thru-out the country after the huge hit of Baahubali first version.

Entire Tollywood, Kollywood and Indian cinema is getting ready for the final version of Baahubali 2 “The Conclusion”. In Tamil version the movie is named as Bahubali

The recent poster from the team has created new excitement levels. Lets hope the movie storms the box office like its first version.

3. Vijay 61

Vijay and Atlee team up once again after blockbuster Theri. Vijay’s recent release Bairavaa did not get the blockbuster tag.

There are two major changes from Vijay-Atlee team last time from Theri. Oscar nayagan AR Rahman joins the team and the cameraman is also new. So lets expect a magic from the trio Vijay-Atlee-ARR.

There is also rumor floating around that Vijay is donning a triple role in this movie, if thats true then this is the first movie in which Vijay performs a triple action

The unnamed project is bankrolled by Thenandal films.


2. Vivegam

The most famous combo of Kollywood in recent time from hero and director is Ajith-Siva combination. Ajith is joining with director Siva for the third time and within four of his last movies. Veeram, Vedalam and now Vivegam. The first look got massive response from Ajith fans and also neutral audience given the theme of a racing movie and muscular body posed by Thala Ajith.


1.  2.0

The most awaited movie for 2017 is 2.0 which is not a surprise given the humongous budget and scale in which the movie is presently being canned. Rajnikanth, Shankar, Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman all the big names of the Indian industry is joining hands under the banner of Lyca productions.

Amy Jackson the only women in the casting (known as of now) is to perform a major role in the movie, which has even more scope than Aishwarya rai who acted in the first version.

Currently the last schedule of the movie is in progress in ECR and outskirts of Chennai.

2.0 is a grand release for 2017 Deepawali. The movie’s hashtag is 3DIWALI

Recent news about 2point0 movie