'Pokiri' the only Pongal hit

Jan 22, 2007 Aparna Nath

Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Except for the Vijay-starrer "Pokiri", no other Pongal film is doing well at the box office. The Dhanush-starrer "Thiruvilayadal Aarambham", a laugh riot, is ideed going great guns.

The top five Tamil films are:

1."Pokiri" - Director: Prabhu Deva. Telugu film "Pokiri", starring Mahesh Babu, was the biggest hit of 2006 in Andhra Pradesh. Though the Tamil remake is doing good business at the box office, it seems the film may not repeat the success story of the original.

2."Aalwar" - Director: Chella. After the stupendous success of "Varalaaru", people expected another 'super' film from Ajith. Instead they got a disaster called "Aalwar". The film is a huge disappointment for everyone, including his fans.

3."Thiruvilaiyadal Aarambham" - Director: Bhoopathy Pandian. This is turning out to be a big hit for Dhanush, a kind of rebirth for the actor. The film depicts the lighter side of the actor.

4."Thamiraparani" - Director: Hari: Actor Vishal is in yet another film that looks like "Thimiru" and "Sivappathikaram". Vishal goes around killing people with a sickle. Nobody knows how many more films he will appear in with deadly weapons like knives or sickles.

5."Veyyil" - Director: Vasantha Balan: The film's success shows that there is an audience for good films. The film is drawing crowds for its realism, music and actor Pasupathy.

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