Report Card Of Kollywood Releases For The Month Of April 2017

Report Card Of Kollywood Releases For The Month Of April 2017

6 Dec 17 @ 4:35 PM | By Sunderlal Raja

For years to come, April 2017 in Indian cinema will be earmarked for Baahubali: The Conclusion. But this epic saga wasn't the only film that got released in the fourth month of 2017 in Kollywood. Including the Tamil dubbed version of SS Rajamouli directorial, and the dubbed version of Fast and Furious 8, there was a total of 13 releases in April. But, only five of them were big releases which have a good number of releasing screens and were able to make any sort of impact on the audience and at the box office. So, see below to find out which five movies are we talking about and how they performed. 

[NB: As the final collection figures for these movies aren't available yet, we are not mentioning any sort of Box Office collection figures.]

  1. Baahubali: The Conclusion (Tamil) - April 28 - Avg. Rating: 3.8/5

    Tamil dubbed version of Baahubali: The Conclusion, as in rest part of the world, received an arousing welcome in Tamil Nadu. This SS Rajamouli directorial only received positive feedback from both critics and the moviegoers. In fact, the hype surrounding the movie increased after the release. Even after it not having preview shows or early morning shows due to producer-distributor dispute on the releasing day, Baahubali 2 had a royal entry at the Box Office. The movie has already re-wrote a lot of BO records into its name. The movie is a clear winner at Tamil Nadu BO, as well.

    Baahubali 2 (Tamil) poster
    Baahubali 2 (Tamil) poster
  2. Pa Paandi - April 14 - Avg. Rating: 3.2/5

    Dhanush's directorial debut Pa Paandi got highly favorable reviews from industry people and others who attended the premier shows. Most, if not all, critics called the movie a nice feel good film. Dhanush was lauded heavily for his craftsmanship. Considering the movie's genre and hype, it released to a good opening at the Tamil Nadu Box Office. And it was able to continue this momentum on the following days. It has already got a hit status at the BO.

    Pa Paandi poster
    Pa Paandi poster
  3. Kaatru Veliyidai - April 07 - Avg. Rating: 3/5

    Mani Ratnam directed Kaatru Veliyidai was the first Tamil release in April 2017. The movie opened to positive reviews and favorable word of mouth. But towards the evening shows on the opening day, the word of mouth turned mixed, so did the critic reviews. This really hurt the movie's performance at the Box Office, post the first weekend. Even after being termed as the movie with Karthi's and Aditi Rao Hydari's career best performances, Kaatru Veliyidai slipped at the BO and delivered just an above average performance, when it came to collections. As of now, the movie is termed a hit.

    Kaatru Veliyidai poster
    Kaatru Veliyidai poster
  4. Shivalinga - April 14 - Avg. Rating: 2.9/5

    P. Vasu directed Raghava Lawrence starrer Shivalinga was a horror thriller. And the movie opened to mixed to positive response from the critics. The word of mouth was largely in favor of the movie, mainly as it was one of the Puthandu releases in Tamil. The movie had a decent opening at the Tamil Nadu Box Office. Just like any other Raghava Lawrence movie, this one was also exclusively made for the fans. This resulted in the movie having just an above average collection at the BO, as general moviegoers weren't totally pleased with the film.

    Shivalinga poster
    Shivalinga poster
  5. Kadamban - April 14 - Avg. Rating: 2.7/5

    Arya had banked a lot on Kadamban. But the movie received mixed reviews from the critics. Though the critics praised the making and the effort put in the movie by the actor, the lack of commercial elements was a big drawback. This only added to the movie getting mixed word of mouth as well. With not everything going in favor of Kadamban, the movie had a very lukewarm opening at the Tamil Nadu BO. It found really hard to gain any ground and as of now, the movie has got the verdict of an average performer at the BO.

    Kadamban poster
    Kadamban poster
  6. Other Releases

    Other than these major releases, there were 7 Tamil and 1 Tamil dubbed release. They were, namely, 8 Thottakkal, Senjitalaey En Kadhala, Julieum 4 Perum, Viruthachalam, Nagarvalam, Ilai, Ayyanar Veethi and Fast and Furious 8. Of these releases other than Fast and Furious 8, none made any noteworthy remark at the TN BO. While 8 Thottakkal was able to get some good words from the critics but failed to get a completely favorable word of mouth, even though big stars spoke in favor of the movie. Thus, the movie ended up without making any wave at the BO. The case of the rest was worse than this.

    Tamil movies - April releases
    Tamil movies - April releases
    8 Thottakkal Nagarvalam Ayyanar Veethi
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