A look back to the last 10 Diwali

A look back to the last 10 Diwali

The biggest festival of the year is well and truly on. Come join the Indiaglitz’s time travel. We will take you through to the last ten years Diwali releases on this slide show. Here’s a look back at the movies which made us scream during the last ten years, and some might have not made the cash box ringing, but they all played a vital role in adding more colors to Diwali.

2004: 'Attagasam', 'Chatrapathy', 'Dreams' & 'Manmadhan'

2004: 'Attagasam', 'Chatrapathy', 'Dreams' & 'Manmadhan'

At the time when Simbu’s career going haywire, he gave the best performance to lift himself up and announced his arrival wonderfully. ‘Manmadhan’ went on to run for more than 150 days and emerged as a blockbuster. Ajith’s ‘Attakasam’ came second, while Dhanush’s ‘Dreams’ & Sarathkumar’s ‘Chatrapathy’ did not run for a long time to decide which one was 3rd & 4th.

2005: 'Sivakasi', 'Majaa', 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu' & 'Adhu oru kana Kaalam'

2005: 'Sivakasi', 'Majaa', 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu', & 'Adhu oru kana Kaalam'

Balumahendra’s ‘Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam’ performed poorly at the box office, and Vikram’s ‘Majaa’ ended up on the wrong side. Cheran’s ‘Thavamai Thavamirundhu’ had a good story, but it lost to Vija’'s commercial fare ‘Sivakasi’.

2006: 'Vallavan', 'Vattaram', 'Dharmapuri', 'E', 'Varalaru' & 'Thalaimagan'

2006: 'Vallavan', 'Vattaram', 'Dharmapuri', 'E', 'Varalaru' & 'Thalaimagan'

Back then STR was Simbu, and ‘Vallavan’ was highly anticipated one because of ‘Manmadhan’s humungous success. But, the movie was amateurish, and did not make huge profits. Arya’s ‘Vattaram’ was an average grosser, and Vijaykanth rode his fan power to keep his movie at the halls for a few weeks. S.P. Jananathan struck hard with a strong social message in simple terms, but did not go well with the audience and Sarathukumar’s ‘Thalaimagan’ was talked only for his 100th movie. It was Thala who won the race with his stupendous performance in ‘Varalaru’.

2007: 'ATM', 'Kannamoochi yenda', 'Machakaaran', 'Polladhavan' & 'Vel'

2007: 'ATM', 'Kannamoochi yenda', 'Machakaaran', 'Polladhavan' & 'Vel'

2007 was once again a mixed Diwali. Vijay’s ‘ATM’ which was advertised as a new genre with ESP story base bombed heavily due to screenplay errors, and ‘Machakaaran’ sunk without a trace. ‘Kannamoochi Yenada’ did an average business at the A center, and ‘Suriya’s ‘Vel’ garnered good collections at the B&C areas. But, it was ‘Polladhavan’, the dark horse won the race and gave a new lease to Dhanush.

2008: 'Aegan' & 'Seval'

2008: 'Aegan' & 'Seval'

The word boring is an understatement for the 2008 Diwali. ‘Aegan’ the unofficial remake of ‘Main Hoon Naa’ and ‘Seval’ both failed big time at the box office. On a comparative scale, ‘Aegan’ was somewhat better.

2009: 'Peranmai' & 'Adhavan'

2009: 'Peranmai' & 'Adhavan'

After ‘Ayan’ there was so much at stake for Suriya’s ‘Aadhavan’ but the excitement did not last long. The movie lost to S.P. Jananathan’s ‘Peranmai’, a political action thriller. Jayam Ravi got his much needed makeover with this movie, and the movie still attracts many viewers when it gets aired on TV.

2010: 'Mynaa', 'Uthamaputhiran' & 'Vallakottai'

2010: 'Mynaa', 'Uthamaputhiran' & 'Vallakottai'

Bala, Kamalhassan, and many more had great words to say about ‘Mynaa’ before its release, and Udhayanidhi Stalin’s promotions gave the much needed to push to Prabhu Solomon’s ‘Mynaa’. The movie was acclaimed critically & commercially, and won the Diwali race hands down. On the other hand, Dhanush fared ‘okay’ with ‘Uthamaputhiran’, which was a remake of a Telugu movie, and ‘Vallakottai’ vanished pretty quickly from the race.

2011: 'Velayutham' & '7aum Arivu'

2011: 'Velayutham' & '7aum Arivu'

It was all abut Vijay’s Commercial weapon and the much talked ‘Bodhidarmar’s story in 2011. The expectation for the Suriya’s starrer was much better than the ‘Velayudham’. But, both the movie failed to live up to the pre-release buzz. ‘7aum Arivu’ did w

The biggest festival of the year is well and truly on. Come join the Indiaglitz’s time travel. We will take you through to the last ten years Diwali releases on this slide show....