Monday, 22 January 2018

Most Anticipated Tamil Movies of 2018..

As first published on "Magic Of Bollywod".

With a new year comes renewed hope and expectations. A fresh set of movies is going to hit theatres in 2018. Like every year, there will be a list of movies of our favorite hero, heroine, director coming up for which we are eagerly looking forward to seeing.

Here's a list of the most anticipated Tamil movies of 2018, excluding the projects which are at a very nascent stage as of now and the Pongal releases 'Thaana Serndha Kootam' and 'Sketch'.

The list is in no specific order as such, but for sure all or most of these movies would be surely anticipated by most Tamil movie-goers.

Ennai Nokki Paayam Thotta

The coming together of an acting powerhouse in Dhanush in the direction  of one our finest filmmakers in recent times Gautam Vasudev Menon itself is enough reason for us to be eagerly waiting for this movie to release in theatres.

With GVM opting for a new marketing strategy by releasing two singles 'Maruvarthai' and 'Naan Pizhipenno' well in advance and not announcing the music director and declaring it as Mr X, adding to the curiosity of the listeners.

It was announced recently when a third single 'Visiri' was released that Mr X was Darabuka Siva. So in all the movie looks promising with a new, fresh team coming together. One can hope for the typical GVM class coupled with a good role for Dhanush which would be very different from his 'VIP' and 'Kodi' in terms of presentation and looks.

Dhruva  Natchathiram

A project which is something very close to Gautam Vasudev Menon's heart would  release sometime in 2018. It was marred in a unfortunate controversy when this movie was offered to Suirya and he declined it stating creative differences with the script and the overall feel of the movie.

That led to a temporary  breakdown in the relationship with Suriya and GVM which in the past few months seem to have improved, something noticeable with the fact that one of the key characters in Suriya's latest movie had voice provided by GVM.

Coming back to this movie, after the disappointment of not getting to work on this project, GVM completed two movies 'Yennai Arindhaal' and Acham Embathu Madamaiyada' which proved to very good for their lead actors Ajith and Simbu more than establishing GVM the director as both movies didn't have too much of his directorial finesse visible.

With Dhruva Natchathiram's teaser one can say that the director in Gautam Vasudev Menon is going to comeback with a bang. With Chiyaan VIkram looking extremely stylish and classy in a role of a spy/agent, we can  expect a high voltage action/romance movie.

Vikram has the ability of picking the worst possible scripts for his movies since Anniyan, but atleast this promises to be a positive change from that disturbing trend. With Harris Jeyaraj reuniting with GVM, this can be surely expected to be a musical treat.

Shot extensively in New York, Turkey and New Delhi one can only hope that there is enough substance in this movie's script which can see a return of Vikram the actor( 'I' was a disaster, especially for the efforts he put in for the role) and re-establish GVM as a director.

Sandakozhi 2

Sandakozhi, which released way back in 2005 was a game changer for it's lead star Vishal and the director N.Linguswamy.  The tightly packed, fast faced action drama established Linguswamy as a good, commercial movie director.

It also gave Vishal his biggest break as an actor what with his chemistry with Meera Jasmine appreciated and also his portions with Raj Kiran still talked about. With fabulous music and background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sandakozhi remains Linguswamy's finest work till date.

Post the financial setbacks he suffered with 'Uttama Villan' and 'Anjaan' failing to bring in the expected returns, it is indeed a relief and a sign of hope that he is able to get back to direction with the sequel of his biggest hit.

With new additions like Keerthy Suresh and D.Imman as the music director for the sequel the audiences can hope for the return of Linguswamy and hopefully a movie as good as the original. With this movie scheduled for a Tamil New Year's release, it sure would be a festival treat, definetly worth waiting for.

Enthiran 2.0

With every movie directed by Shankar, he pushes the bar higher when it comes to imagination. One must credit his vision for thinking of a concept like Enthiran which in itself was a complete surprise as it was a perfect mix of computer graphics and Super Star Rajnikanth' s style and acting.

The sequel to Enthiran, 2.0 is touted to be the costliest ever Tamil Movie to be made, even surpassing the cost of Bahubali Series. From the songs released and the posters released we can say that the robot angle will be much more in this than the original.

With Chitti the Robot relinquished in the first part, and the inclusion of the ever consistent Akshay Kumar in the sequel, Shankar sure knows how to keep audiences waiting for the release of his upcoming movie.

With Super Star Rajinikanth announcing his political entry recently, we can for sure say that 2.0 and 'Kaala' directed by P.A Ranjith could well be the last we can see Rajini on screen. That in itself would give enough reason for everyone to wait for this movie.

It's going to release in the end of April and being summer time, it is going to be a treat to see what Shankar has up his sleeve as he floundered horribly in 'I' where the story was so wafer thin that one feels sorry for Vikram as all the hard-work put in by him went largely unnoticed as the movie was so bad.

This futuristic movie is among the most anticipated movies of the year and rightly so. Let's hope this would be as entertaining as the first part if not bigger and better.


For everyone who has seen 'Dhruvangal Pathinaaru', you would agree with me that it's director Karthick Naren is someone to look forward to. He proved his finesse and what was so good to see was how well he built his story around a small incident.

The locations of that movie is close to my heart as it was shot extensively in Coimbatore and in localities very near to my grandparents house in Coimbatore. Keeping that aside the story, performances, and the fabulous way in which the story evolves made 'Dhruvaangal Pathinaaru' so good.

It's so refreshing to see new age directors give so much importance to the screenplay and story more than the actors. With 'Nargasooran', Karthick explores a different genre with the versatile Arvind Swamy as the lead actor.

Produced by ace filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon, this like his debut movie promises to be high on content and there seems to be a suspense element involved which would for sure keep audiences hooked right through the movie.

The tagline itself keeps us guessing- The Tale of a fallen demon. Really looking forward to this movie!


A filmmaker who has carved his own space through some wild, imaginative and progressive thinking Karthik Subbaraj is coming up with his next movie 'Mercury', a silent thriller movie.

Very rarely we get to see silent thrillers being made in Kollywood, so this is indeed an unique movie in that sense. With music by Santhosh Narayanan and cinematography by national awardee Thirru, the crew of the movie is reason enough to go to the theatres to see this.

Known for his progressive thinking when it comes to writing or sheer brilliance in his portrayal of characters, Subbaraj is definetly one of the finest filmmakers in Tamil cinema currently. With Mani Ratnam himself having praised this young, talented director, he is sure to impress again with 'Mercury'.

The poster leaves lots for the audience to guess. Only after the trailer is released can we ascertain what exactly to expect from this movie. But given his past track record and the fact that we get to see Prabhu Deva as an antagonist, audiences can be sure of another great movie from Karthik Subbaraj.


A crime thriller directed by Bala starring Jyothika and GV Prakash Kumar in the lead roles, Naachiyar looks really intense and promising.

After her return to acting with '36 Vaayanthile' and 'Magalir Mattum', Jyothika is proving that age is no reason to be written off. Infact she is playing age appropriate roles which has worked really well post her return.

It's always interesting when Bala announces a movie. One gets the feeling that he was trying to shove tragic situations at the audience with his last two movies ' Paradesi' and 'Thara Thapattai' rather than have normal situations play out into tragedy where he brings out the best in his actors and actresses.

One thing is for sure- actors who have worked under Bala's direction have gone to carve their own space now in the Tamil Film industry. Be it Vikram after 'Sethu' and 'Pithamagan',  Suriya after 'Nanndha' and 'Pithamagan'  or a Aarya after 'Naan  Kadavul'.

Bala shapes and molds actors and utilizes their unearthed potential so well. One may find his movies depressing and tragic  but we cannot undermine the importance of this director and his movies. Without him Vikram, Suriya and Aarya wouldn't be the stars they are now as Bala moulded them into actors to be reckoned with.

Naachiyaar promises to be a crime thriller which would unleash acting skills we haven't seen in Jyothika or GV Prakash Kumar. If Bala's movie is even 50% as good as the teaser is then it would definitely see the return of the veteran filmmaker deliver a hard-hitting movie in his usual traditional style.

Here's a list of movies which are untitled or which we know very little of but still are highly anticipated:

Mani Ratnam' s next- Starring Jyothika, Arvind Swamy, Fahad Faasil, Vijay Sethupathi, Simbu, Prakash Raj and Aishwariya Rajesh. This is touted to be a gangster movie, but it's too early to predict or say anything about this. With music by AR Rahman and cinematography by Santosh Shivan, this is one movie everyone is eagerly looking forward to watch.

Suriya 36- After impressing fans and critics alike with the clean family entairtainer "Thaana Serndha Kootam", Suriya's next directed by Selvaraghavan with music by Yuvan Shankar Raja and Sai Pallavi of 'Premam' fame promises to be a landmark movie in Suriya's career.

Again nothing much has been relieved about this movie, but it is heartening to see such fine talents get together for a movie.

Kaala- P.A Ranjith's next after 'Kabali' starring Super Star Rajini as a local don in the slums of Mumbai promises to be a treat for people like me who enjoy crime and gangster based movies. It is sure that once more information is revealed about this movie, the anticipation will automatically rise for this upcoming movie.

Illayathalapathy 62-  Vijay reunites with his 'Thupakki' and 'Katthi' director A.R Murgadoss for his next post his successful 'Mersal'.  Known to address  strong social issues in his movies, one can expect another such movie from this combination. What makes this movie even bigger is the fact that the Mozart of Madras A R Rahman has been roped as the composer for this upcoming movie.

Post the stupendous success of their latest collaboration 'Mersal', we can expect another quality album which would please Vijay's fans and have the signature ARR touch to it.

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