Highest Grossing Tamil Movies

by veslyrose | created - 11 Nov 2015 | updated - 18 Nov 2015 | Public

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1. Enthiran (2010)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A brilliant scientist builds a humanoid robot to protect mankind, but things go awry when human emotions are programmed and inner turmoil causes the robot to act against him.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 21,750 | Gross: $4.37M

RajiniKanth-Shankar joined hands for the second time after the huge success of Sivaji the boss. Endhiran turned out to be the "ALL Time Blockbuster" and still tops the table with No 1 position. Starring:Rajinikanth,Aiswarya rai,Santhanam,Karunas Director:Shankar Music : AR Rahman Budget: 150crs Gross : 310crs

2. Vishwaroopam (2013)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Thriller

When a classical dancer's suspecting wife sets an investigator behind him, a series of violent events are triggered, revealing his real identity and connection to a darker world.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Pooja Kumar, Miles Anderson, Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose

Votes: 37,476

KamalHassan's Viswaroopam released after huge problems and turned out be "BlockBuster" even after Delayed Release and loss of 60crs ,this movie made a huge profit for Distributors starring: Kamalhassan,poojakuamr Director:Kamalhassan Music : Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy Budget: 90crs Gross : 224crs

3. i (2015)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A successful model's professional and personal life takes an ugly turn when he develops a hunchback due to an injection. He then plots revenge against the people who ruined his life.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Upen Patel

Votes: 16,745

Once again Vikram-Shankar after Anniyan made a Huge expectation for this Magnum opus . I released on Jan 2015 and turned out to be a super hit despite facing Mixed Reviews,and eventually it made a good profit among distributors. Starring:Vikram,Amyjackson,Santhanam,SureshGopi. Director:Shankar Music : AR Rahman Budget: 110crs Gross : 205crs

4. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 20,447

For the Very First Time Illayathalapathy joined with AR Murugadoss with "Historical blockbuster" Thuppakki. Thuppakki released on 2012 Diwali and received a very good response from all centers and made tremendous business at boxoffice . Starring:Vijay,Kajal Agarwal,Sathyan,vidyutjamwal Director:Ar Murugadoss Music : Hariss jeyaraj Budget: 70crs Gross : 187crs

5. Kaththi (2014)

TV-14 | 166 min | Action, Drama

Jeevanandham is a social activist who fights against a monstrous MNC company to restore farming. Because of destiny, Kathiresan impersonates Jeevanandham and leads the war.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tota Roy Chowdhury

Votes: 14,809

Vijay-Ar Murugadoss combined for second time with powerful kaththi. Kaththi was the first ever film to break the endhiran's opening record and become south india's biggest opening at that time. as thuppakki,Kaththi also released on 2024 diwali and earned very good response and declared as "Blockbuster" starring: Vijay,samantha,sathish,nelinithin,mukesh Director:Ar Murugadoss Music : Anirudh Budget: 80crs Gross : 168crs

6. Lingaa (2014)

Not Rated | 174 min | Action, Drama

A small-time thief reforms after learning about the role played by his grandfather in building a dam.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Anushka Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, Jagapathi Babu

Votes: 4,224

Successful combo rajinikanth-K.S.Ravikumar worked together for Lingaa. Lingaa is the considered as the best ever opening in tamilcinema and fastest movie to join in 100crs club(3 days) due to mixed reviews and dragging screenplay let the movie occupancy level low,so the movie made some decent business and declared as"Above average"and incurs Heavy loss to Distributors. starring: Rajinikanth,Anushka,Sonakshisinha,santhanam Director:K.S.Ravikumar Music :AR Rahman Budget: 110crs Gross : 145crs

7. Kanchana 2 (2015)

166 min | Comedy, Horror, Romance

A couple of revenge seeking ghosts haunts an innocent man, and the people surrounding him, to get justice for their murders.

Director: Lawrence Raghavendra | Stars: Lawrence Raghavendra, Tapsee Pannu, Kovai Sarala, Nithya Menon

Votes: 989

Ragava Lawrence horror comedy declared as "Huge blockbuster" of 2015. kanchana 2 the third sequel of muni franchise received a very good response from family audience and the Movie completed it's Theatrical run for 100 days and joined in 100 cr elite club.Kanchana 2 is the made huge profit starring: Ragava Lawrence,Tapsee,Kovaisarala Director:Ragava Lawarence Music : Leon James,S. Thaman,C. Sathya Budget: 20crs Gross : 100crs

8. Dasavatharam (2008)

Not Rated | 189 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After realizing the danger of a bio-weapon, a scientist wants to protect it from being misused. The vial accidentally reaches India, and he must race against time to prevent a potential disaster.

Director: K.S. Ravikumar | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat

Votes: 7,740

Dasavatharam is a Indian sciencefiction Disaster film directed by K.S.Ravikumar . Dasavatharm turned out to be one of the Highest grossing Inidan movie at that time. It mad a life time business around 100crs starring: KamalHassan,Asin Director:K.S.Ravikumar Music : Himesh,DSP Budget: 50crs Gross : 95crs

9. Puli (2015)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A virtuous soldier tries to save people from an evil queen and a throne-seeking commander.

Director: Chimbudeven | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Sridevi, Sudeep, Prabhu

Votes: 6,564

Illayathalapthy's Most Anticipated Fantsay flick Puli written and Directed by Chimbudevan released on oct 2015 and received mostly Negative reviews. Poor Screenplay let the movie down drastically and made a hurdle to its business and declared as "Below Average" starring: Vijay,Shruthihassan,hansikamotwani,sreidevi,sudeep Director:ChimbuDevan Music : Devi sri Prasad Budget: 118crs Gross : 93.75crs

10. Arrambam (2013)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

A mysterious man along with a young computer hacker tries to unveil a major government conspiracy which resulted in several bloody deaths.

Director: Vishnuvardhan | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arya, Nayanthara, Tapsee Pannu

Votes: 7,819

Thala Ajith Kumar's action Thriller Aarambam released on 2013 Diwali and Received good response and declared as "Super Hit" It collected 50crs within 5 days ,But the Movie made around 10%loss for Distributors. starring: Ajith Kumar,Arya,Nayanthara,Tapsee Director:Vishnuvardan Music : Yuvan shankar raja Budget: 60crs Gross : 91.25crs

11. Singam 2 (2013)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Thriller

Tough cop Durai Singam performs an undercover operation and identifies some nefarious activities in the seas around the coastal town.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Hansika Motwani, Vivek

Votes: 4,833 | Gross: $12.33M

Hit combo Surya-Hari once again Delivered a Blockbuster Singam 2 is considered as one of the best opening in tamilcinema . the movie released on july 2013 and mage a huge profit starring: Surya,Anushka,Hansika,Santhanam Director:Hari Music :Devi Sri Prasad Budget: 50crs Gross : 90crs

12. Sivaji (2007)

Not Rated | 188 min | Action, Thriller

A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 14,567

for the very First time Shankar worked with superstar. Sivaji is the highest ever Grossing and made indian film at that time. it was Declared as "Blockbuster" at the boxoffice and did a lifetime business around 100 cr mark starring: Rajinikanth,Shriya,vivek,sumanth Director:Shankar Music : Ar Rahman Budget: 80crs Gross : 90crs

13. Mankatha (2011)

155 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A ruthless cop has to win a game to save an amount of 500 crore from a corrupt politician and a local gang

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arjun, Trisha Krishnan, Premgi Amaren

Votes: 11,088

Thala 50 with Venkat parbhu gave a action thriller mankatha mankatha is the second highest opening after Endhiran at that time. the movie received great response and turned out to be a "Blockbuster" starring: Ajithkumar,Arjun,trisha,anjali,andrea Director:Venkat Prabhu Music : Yuvan shankar Raja Budget: 40crs Gross : 88crs

14. Jilla (2014)

Not Rated | 185 min | Action, Drama

A looming gangster after witnessing a bone chilling event, stands up against his father's prejudice.

Director: R.T. Neason | Stars: Mohanlal, Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Sampath Raj

Votes: 8,707 | Gross: $0.23M

Illayathalapathy's Jilla released on 2014 pongal and received positive response and made a good profit at the box office and declared as "Hit" starring: Vijay,Kajalagarwal,Mohanlal,soori Director:Nelson Music : D.Imman Budget: 60crs Gross : 86crs

15. Masss (2015)

Unrated | 151 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After a life-threatening accident, a man finds that he can communicate with the dead, and must decide whether to act on their advice.

Director: Venkat Prabhu | Stars: Suriya, Nayanthara, Parthiban, Samuthirakani

Votes: 2,908

Suriya's SuperNatural Massu engira Masilamani directed by venkat Prabhu Released on May 2015 and received mixed reviews Masss fails at the boxoffice and declared as "Below average" starring:Suriya,Nayanthara,Premgi,Parthiban Director:vemnkat Prabhu Music : Yuvan Shankar raja Budget: 70crs Gross : 85crs

16. Kochadaiiyaan (2014)

Not Rated | 124 min | Animation, Action

A saga of revenge undertaken by a son for his father's name and his kingdom.

Director: Soundarya R. Ashwin | Stars: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Sarath Kumar, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 4,423 | Gross: $0.66M

India's First Motion Capturing movie Kochadaiyaan directed by debutant aiswaraya rajinikanth made with a huge budget with new technology the movie had a huge release on May 2014 and received Mixed Reviews the movie fails to impress the audience and had less quality comparing with Hollywood movies and declared as "Below Average" starring: Rajinikanth,Deepikapadukone,Nassar,sarathkumar Director: Aiswaraya rajinikanth Music : AR Rahman Budget: 125crs Gross : 80crs

17. Nanban (2012)

188 min | Comedy, Drama

10 years after finishing college, two best friends and their enemy go on a search for their third friend, while finding out some truths along the way.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Jiiva, Srikanth, Ileana D'Cruz

Votes: 10,206

Shankar with Illayathalapathy for very 1st time with official remake of all time blockbuster 3 idiots. the movie turned out to be hit with very good response at the boxoffice starring: Vijay,Jeeva,Srikanth,Illeana,sathyaraj Director:Shankar Music : Harris Jeyaraj Budget: 60crs Gross : 80crs

18. The Sole One (2015)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Siddharth Abimanyu, an influential scientist, is involved in various illegal medical practices. Mithran, an efficient IPS officer, decides to expose him.

Director: Mohan Raja | Stars: Jayam Ravi, Arvind Swamy, Nayanthara, Nassar

Votes: 12,521

Jayam Brothers backed with a action Thriller Thanii oruvan The movie received a great response and was appreciated for it's brillant screenplay and still the movie is running successfully around screens(updated on nov 11) Thani oruvan declared as one of the blockbuster of the year starring: Jayam Ravi,nayanthara,Aravindswamy Director: Mohan raja Music : Hiphop Thamizha Budget: 15crs Gross : 78crs

19. Anjaan (2014)

Not Rated | 166 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Raju Bhai and Chandru head a thriving gang dismantling everyone coming their way. However when their success reaches the dreaded Imran, their lives take a turn.

Directors: N. Linguswamy, Suresh | Stars: Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vidyut Jammwal, Manoj Bajpayee

Votes: 3,296

surya's most anticipated movie anjaan written and directed by Lingusamy.the movie made a huge prebusiness but the movie received Negative reviews from critics as well as audience and declared as"Below Average" starring: Surya,samantha,Soori Director: Lingusamy Music : Yuvan shankar raja Budget: 70crs Gross : 75crs

20. Veeram (2014)

Unrated | 161 min | Action, Family

A straightforward man, who uses violence to settle disputes, decides to mend his ways for the sake of his lover.

Director: Siva | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vidharth, Bala

Votes: 6,175 | Gross: $0.24M

Thala ajith's Action comedy flick with siruthai siva received a warm response from audience and declared as a "Hit". starring: Ajithkumar,Tammana,santhanam,Nassar Director: Siruthai Siva Music : Devi sri Prasad Budget: 50crs Gross : 73crs

21. Yennai Arindhaal (2015)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Thriller

Sathyadev, a sincere police officer, tries to stop an organ trafficking racket. But he is unaware that the man performing the illegal trade is the same person who killed his beloved.

Director: Gautham Menon | Stars: Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty

Votes: 6,925

Ajith kumar combined classy director Gautammenon's Yennai Arindhal ,a cop thriller movie released on feb 2015 had a good response from critics .due due to lack of raciness in screenplay the movie letdown after weekend and Declared as"Above average" starring: Ajith kumar,Anushka,Trisha,Vivek Director: Gautam vasudevmenon Music : Harris jeyaraj Budget: 65crs Gross : 71.5crs

22. Leader (2013)

Not Rated | 182 min | Action, Drama

A son steps into his father's shoes, has to win a bloody war before he becomes the leader.

Director: Vijay | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Amala Paul, Santhanam, Sathyaraj

Votes: 7,074

Illayathalapathy's action thriller thalaivaa writen and directed by A.L.Vijay the movie released after facing big problems and received Mixed reviews and due to delayed release movie incurs 40crs loss and declared as "Average" starring: Vijay,Amalapaul,Sathyaraj,Santhanam Director: A.L.Vijay Music : G.V.Prakash Budget: 65crs Gross : 71crs

23. 7 Aum Arivu (2011)

168 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A genetic engineering student tries to bring back the skills of a legend of the past and use his skills to save India from a deadly virus attack by China.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Shruti Haasan, Johnny Nguyen, Abhinaya

Votes: 8,605

AR Murugadoss's Scifi thriller 7 am Arivu released on 2011 diwali and got mixed reviews . the movie got biggest opening at that time but due to slow screenplay the movie did not make much profit and declared as "Hit" starring: Surya,Shruthihassan Director: AR Murugadoss Music : Harris Jeyaraj Budget: 70crs Gross : 70crs

24. Maattrraan (2012)

165 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Conjoined twins Vimalan and Akhilan involve themselves in a series of deaths involving their father's company. However, the truths that they initially uncover lead to a bigger conspiracy, one that spans across the globe.

Director: Anand K.V. | Stars: Suriya, Kajal Aggarwal, Sachin Khedekar, Thara

Votes: 4,250

The much anticipated combo Surya-KV Anand after the tremendous success od Ayan put themself to work for Mattrraan. The movie received mostly positive reviews but due to dragging screenplay the film lost occupancy level after weekend and declared as "Above average" starring: Surya,kajalagarwal Director: KV Anand Music : Harris Jeyaraj Budget: 80crs Gross : 69crs

25. Velayudham (2011)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Adventure

After a villager unwittingly prevents a number of terrorist attacks in Chennai, a young journalist identifies and persuades him to take on the disguise of a superhero to fight terrorism and corruption.

Director: Mohan Raja | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Genelia D'Souza, Hansika Motwani, Saranya Mohan

Votes: 9,613

illayathalapathy's commercial formula worked out in action thriller Velayudham directed by M.raja Themovie received mixed reviews at release,and made a decent business at box office and declared as "Hit" starring: Vijay,Hansika,genelia,Santhanam Director: Mohan raja Music : Vijay Antony Budget: 50crs Gross : 65crs

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