This year there will be no big or medium Tamil release on April 12, the ‘Tamil Puthandu – Vishu’ weekend.
Traditionally, the Tamil Puthandu sees the release of one or two big star films and a few medium budget movies.
2013 Tamil Puthandu weekend starting on Friday April 12, will see only little known releases that nobody has heard of. It is for the first time in history of Tamil cinema the Tamil New Year weekend will not see any new releases.
In the good old days all top heroes used to have a biggie which would be their summer release. Collection wise the Tamil Puthandu weekend is the best among festival release dates.
Remember 2005 Tamil Puthandu weekend saw Rajnikanth‘s Chandramukhi, Kamal Hassan‘s Mumbai Express and Vijay‘s Sachein? The trade experts believe that films that release during that weekend always makes an extra 5 to 10 % in their total collection due to the holiday season.
Even last year (2012), Udhayanidhi Stalin‘s debut film Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK) released during that weekend and the film went on to become a mega hit and the second highest grosser of that year.
Meanwhile there are nearly a dozen films which had earlier planned to release on April 12, but could not make it due to various reasons. They are Biriyani, Kutty Puli, Madha Gaja Raja, Soodhu Kavvum, Udhayam NH4, Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal, Vallinam, Nagaraja Chozhan MA MLA, Sonna Puriyadhu, Ethir Neechal etc.