The first month of the current year has given a great start not only to the Tamil cinema business but also to Indian cinema. Let’s look at it in detail.
Tamil cinema: The much awaited films of the two superstars also released on the same day. Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ and Ajith’s ‘Thunivu’ were released on January 11 on the occasion of Pongal Pandi and received great response from fans. Both the films are progressing towards Rs 300 crore worldwide. Despite the improvement in business, the ‘successor’ lacked any innovation in content. Ajith’s ‘Thunivu’ has taken a different initiative and given a start in content.
There is no denying that these two films have opened the year’s biggest collections. However, we can hope that the subsequent films of the year will deliver compelling content.
Apart from movies, if we take parallel series, ‘Ayali’ released on G5 ODT has created a new milestone in Tamil web series. Many of the popular Tamil web series have traveled on crime tracks and invested only in vigour, giving ‘Rajeshkumar’ novel experiences. Now ‘Ayali’ has changed that rule and introduced a new formula for Tamil web series. This is the start of a great web series of the year.
Bollywood: The year 2022 has been a big test for Bollywood. There are no big box office films. Among the highly anticipated films, ‘Brahmastra’ gave some hope in terms of collection due to the VFX screen experience. It also slipped in content. Lal Singh Chadha was swept away by the ‘boycott’ hate campaign.
Shahrukh Khan’s ‘Pathan’ has collected more than Rs.500 crores in 5 days to make up for last year’s losses. Shah Rukh Khan on screen after 4 years. A year later, the film is grossing. The first month of the year is off to a good start with both of these benefits in hand for Bollywood. ‘Pathan’ is expected to cross Rs 1,000 crore soon.
Telugu: Both Chiranjeevi’s ‘Walter Veeraiya’ and Balakrishna’s ‘Veera Simha Reddy’ have crossed the Rs 200 crore mark worldwide. Commercially this year is off to a good start for the Telugu film industry. Content has seen several improvements in ‘Walter Veeraiya’.
Malayalam: It started with a female-centric film called ‘Ayesha’. Also, Mammootty’s ‘Nanpagal Nerathu Meedham’ has been released and is getting well received by the fans. Even though there are some blockbuster movies coming in Malayalam this year, this month is off to a good start as usual for Malluwood’s mainstay content.