Small and medium-budget films scored heavily last year than the much-touted and eagerly-awaited big budget films strarring front line heroes. Let’s take a quick look at 5 such films which did wonders in the year 2014 and warmed the hearts of producers, directors, distributors and theatre-owners:
Goli Soda by cinematographer-director Vijay Milton had no famous stars and was made at a moderate budget of Rs.2.5 crore. However, it ended up collecting Rs.15 crore at the box-office. The novel script and the style of the director’s film-making ensured the film’s success at the box-office.
Manja Pai starring Vimal, Rajkiran and Lakshmi Menon was lapped up more by rural audiences than by their urban counterparts. Rajkiran had mesmerized the audiences and critics with his perfect portrayal of an innocent but intelligent old man. Made at a cost of Rs.4.5 corre, the film collected more than Rs.15 crore.
Salim, which was music director Vijay Antony’s second film as hero, got good reviews and turned out to be successful at the box-office. Made at Rs.4 crore, the film ended up making more than Rs.10 crore. Screen-play and scripting were perfect and appealed to the audiences in a big way.
Naaigal Jaakirathai, which was Sibiraj’s comeback film produced at a budget of Rs.3 crore, earned Rs.10 crore including the profits earned through satellite broadcasting rights. Once again, a perfect screenplay came to the aid of the film which had a dog in a prominent role.
Pisasu by Mysskin, made at a minimum budget of Rs.1.5 crore and starring newcomers, gave him much relief at the box-office than the many multi-starrer films he had made in the past. It is Mysskin’s success at the box-office after a long time. The film has so far earned Rs.6 crore and is still doing well.