Setting the Cash Registers Ringing. The Top Ten Grossers So Far - The New Indian Express

Setting the Cash Registers Ringing. The Top Ten Grossers So Far

Published: 04th May 2014 06:00 AM

Last Updated: 03rd May 2014 01:13 PM

1) 1982: Moondru Mugam Super Hit

(figures not available)

Director: A Jagannathan

Centred around a scrupulous police officer who is bumped off; his sons (twins) later avenge his death.

2) 1983: Paayam Puli

RS. 1.8 crore

Director: S P

Muthuraman

A mentally-impaired man learns martial arts to take revenge on those who killed his sister.

3) 1984: Nallavanuku Nallavan

Rs. . 2.38 crore

Director: S P Muthuraman

How a brash, misled youngster is transformed into a refined and successful man. Rajini’s portrayal of a mature father won him critical acclaim.

4) 1985: Padikadavan

Rs. 2.96 crore

Director: Rajashekhar

Story of an unlettered man who wishes to see his younger brother educated and works hard towards that.

5) 1995: Baasha

Rs. 25 crore

Director: Suresh Krishna

Story of a do-gooder don Manik Baasha; he tries to put the past behind him but it catches up with him.

6) 1995:  Muthu

Rs. 13 crore (1995 release) India

Rs. 6 crore (1998 release) Japan

Director: K S Ravikumar

Story of a kind-hearted zamindar who gives up all his material possessions and wealth. He desires that his son be brought up as a servant.

7) 1999: Padayappa

Rs. 30 crore

Director: K S Ravikumar

A story that revolves around a person called Padayappa, his trials and tribulations and how he triumps over everything.

8) 2007: Sivaji 

Rs. 125 crore from all languages

Director: Shankar

Software professional Sivaji returns to India from US with the intention of giving back to society, but corrupt forces

want to keep him at bay.

9) 2005: Chandramukhi

Rs. 65 crore

Director: P Vasu

A palace is haunted by a dancer who was murdered by an evil king. When new occupants come to stay, she unleashes horror and revenge on them.


10) 2010: Endhiraan

Rs. 300 crore from all languages

Director: Shankar

Story about a scientist who builds a robot named Chitti only to have it backfire on him.

Inputs from Karishma Upadhyay and Janani Sampath 

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