Top 10 movies of Tamil Cinema 2010

List Based on Box Office Collections & Critics Rating

1. Enthiran

Enthiran is a Science fiction film co-written and directed by S. Shankar. The film features Rajinikanth in dual roles, as a professor and an android robot. Aishwarya Rai & Danny Denzongpa play other lead roles while Santhanam, Karunas, Kalabhavan Mani, Devadarshini & Cochin Haneefa play supporting roles.

The film’s story revolves around a scientist’s struggle to control his creation, an android robot whose programme was upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and generate human emotions. The plan backfires as the robot falls in love with the scientist’s fiancée and is further manipulated to bring destruction to the world when it lands in the hands of a rivaling scientist. How the robot is stopped from further destruction forms the rest of the plot.

After nearly a decade of pre-production work, the film was shot over two years beginning in 2008. Produced by Kalanidhi Maran & Hansraj Saxena, it became India’s most expensive film. Upon release, it also made the largest worldwide opening for an Indian film. The film’s background score and soundtrack was composed by A.R Rahman, which released as an album on 31 July 2010.
The film released worldwide on 1 October 2010, along with its dubbed versions: Robot in Hindi and Robot in Telugu. Upon release, it enjoyed critical acclaim and commercial success across the globe, collecting an unprecedented 62 crore in the opening weekend, becoming the highest-grossing Tamil film and the second highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

2. Thamizh Padam
Thamizh Padam is a Tamil-language spoof film written and directed by debutant C. S. Amudhan. The film stars Shiva and Disha Pandey in the lead roles. The film’s plot parodies contemporary commercial films in Tamil cinema, mocking the stereotypical scenes.
The film was distributed by Dhayanidhi Alagiri‘s Cloud Nine Movies, and it was released on 29 January 2010 and received negative reviews for mocking popular films and actors without controversy. In the climax, it is revealed that Paravai Muniamma is the villain called D, which would be shocking surprise to the viewers.
This Movie is the First Blockbuster Hit in 2010 Year.

3. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa is a Romantic drama film directed and written by Gautham Menon. It features Silambarasan Rajendar and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. The film, produced by four producers and distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin, features a successful music soundtrack composed by A.R Rahman, cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Anthony Gonsalves.

The film’s story was also simultaneously shot and released by Menon in the Telugu language as Ye Maaya Chesave with a different cast.

Reception
The film took a grand opening, grossing 64,66,062 rupees in its first three days in Chennai. The performances from Silambarasan & Trisha Krishnan have garnered largely positive reviews. The film grossed Rs. 5.75 Crores at the Chennai (in and around Chennai city) box office by its 12th weekend. According to Rediff.com, the film grossed Rs. 30 crores overall

Soundtrack
The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman. After a world premiere at London on 19th December 2009, the audio was relaunched in Chennai on the January 12, 2010. The album consists of 7 tracks overall. A. R. Rahman re-recorded the background music in London. The music and background score were very much appreciated.

4. Angaadi Theru
Angaadi Theru is a Drama film written and directed by Vasanthabalan of Veyil fame, starring debutant Mahesh & Anjali in the lead roles. The film, the title of which referring to the Ranganathan Street in Chennai where the story plays, also features actress Sneha appearing in a cameo role as herself and music jointly composed by Vijay Antony and G. V. Prakash Kumar.

An Ayngaran International production, the film was launched on 11 February 2008 and released on 26 March 2010 to critical acclaim and it was a block buster hit. The movie was the closest competitor for the Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but it lost to Peepli Live.

5. Boss Engira Bhaskaran
Boss Engira Bhaskaran is a Romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh who earlier directed Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009). Starring Arya, Nayantara & Santhanam in lead roles, the film is produced by K. S. Sreenivasan and features music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography handled by Sakthi Saravanan.

The film revolves around a young happy-go-lucky unemployed man, Bhaskaran, who “lives” for other people, always going on errands, while neglecting his own life and career, until he meets a young girl, who brings about a change in his life. The film released on 10 September 2010 to highly positive reviews and also became commercially very successful.

6. Singam
Singam is a Action film directed by Hari, starring Surya Sivakumar & Anushka Shetty in the lead roles. The film was produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja in association with Reliance Big Pictures, and distributed by Sun Pictures, released on 28 May 2010. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Yamudu.

The film was successful and grossed 90 crore at the box office worldwide.

7. Madrasapattinam
Madrasapattinam is a Historical drama film, written and directed by A. L. Vijay. The film stars Arya and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, while Nassar and Cochin Hanifa play other prominent roles.The film released on July 9, 2010 with positive reviews.

The film opened and stayed at No.1 in Chennai box office charts for 3 weeks.

8. Kalavani

Kalavani is a Romantic comedy film written and directed by newcomer A. Sargunam. It stars Vimal of Pasanga fame in the lead role along with debutante Oviya, Saranya Ponvannan, Ganja Karuppu and Ilavarasu, who enact pivotal roles. The film, made on a shoe-string budget, released on 25 June 2010 to very positive reviews and becoming a surprise sleeper hit. Following the film’s success, director Gautham Menon’s Photon Kathaas has acquired the film’s rights to remake it other languages.

9. Mynaa

Mynaa Romantic drama film directed and written by Prabu Solomon. Jointly distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin and Kalpathi S. Aghoram, stars Vidharth and Amala Paul in the lead roles. Featuring an acclaimed soundtrack by D. Imman, the film, which garnered much anticipation prior to release, released on 5 November 2010, coinciding with the Diwali festival, receiving critical acclaim

10. Paiyaa
Paiyaa is a Romantic action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy. It stars Karthik Sivakumar and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, with Milind Soman, Sonia Deepti and Jegan essaying supporting roles. The film revolves around a journey of a young couple: a jobless carefree guy, is asked by a young IT employee, incidentally the girl he is in love with, to escort her from Bangalore to Mumbai.
The film released on 2 April 2010 to positive reviews and emerged a high commercial success. A Telugu dubbing version of the film titled Awara released on 21 May in Andhra Pradesh to positive response, too.

Soundtrack
Music for Paiyaa was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, joining Linguswamy once again after Sandakozhi (2005). The album originally features 5 songs with vocals by singers like Karthik, Benny Dayal, Haricharan and composer Yuvan Shankar Raja himself. Three songs were reportedly composed and recorded in Singapore. The lyrics were provided by Na. Muthukumar.

The album received highly positive reviews and responses from critics and audiences alike and the songs were considered to have played an important role for the film’s enormous success.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

Next Big Releases of this 2010 year: Kanimozhi, Nandalala, Chikku Bukku, Aadukalam, Manmadhan Ambu, Kaavalan. Dec 31 Will get exact list of Top 10 Movies

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