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Rs. 100 Crore Club
As of November 2012, 17 films have made it to the Rs 100 crore replica watches store uk club.

Aamir Khan’s Ghajini was the first Bollywood film to cross that mark. It also made the Tamil film heroine Asin popular in the Hindi film world.

Khan’s 3 idiots made by Vidhu Vinod Chopra/ Rajkumar Hirani ensured a double whammy for Aamir in the Rs 100 crore club as they came back to back. It was also actress Kareena Kapoor’s entry into the exclusive one billion club.

Salman Khan became the second actor to enter the club with Dabangg.

Salman Khan’s Bodyguard entered this club the fastest; within seven days of release.

It is only one of two Tamil movies to cross the Rs 100 crore mark. And it did in quicker time.

We are talking about AR Murugadoss’ Thuppakki. For sure, Sun Pictures Enthiran made by Shankar stays the all-time top grosser for both Tamil and Hindi films at over Rs 375 crore against a budget of Rs 160 crore.

Thuppakki was made on a slimmer budget because it was shot out wholly in India; in Chennai and Mumbai. Gloating over the success of Thuppakki, Murugadoss, who incidentally is the first director to have any film cross the Rs 100 crore mark through Ghajini in Hindi, said: “I am happy and I now look forward to Rs 200 crore collections.” The film has a racy script that takes the hero, a military intelligence officer Vijay, on a roller coaster ride in Mumbai uncovering a terrorist plot and bringing the mastermind down. All this while on a holiday in Mumbai to get married!

The film’s success has prompted Murugadoss to look for uk cheap replica watches for sale a sponsor to re-make the film in Hindi with Akshay Kumar as the hero.

Today, be it Hindi or Tamil, films get to know in four days flat whether they would make a killing, or break even or go down the tube. Shrewd marketing techniques coupled with additional outlays on advertising and promotions are the keys to ensure the producer not only recoups his investment but also makes a good profit.

While Hindi movies have a pan India appeal, Tamil films are regional and appeal only to a limited audience. So if a Tamil film makes Rs 100 crore in the first four days of the week worldwide, it’s an extraordinary achievement.

Top grossers in Tamil films

Let’s look at some of the top grossers of Tamil cinema in the last two years.

Barring Thuppakki and Enthiran, none of the Tamil films had breached the Rs 100 crore mark in collections. However, quite a few came close to it and made bumper profits.

The biggest success was Singam made by director Hari for Reliance Big Pictures and Studio Green. Against a modest investment of Rs 15 crore, it raked in a whopping Rs 65 crore. Only two other films – AVM Studios Ayan made by director KV Anand about diamond smuggling across Africa to India and Sivaji Films Chandramukhi starring Rajnikanth as a psychiatrist cracking a mystery about a woman who is possessed (Bhool Bulaiya in Hindi) made huge returns for the producers. While Ayan netted Rs 60 crore against an investment of Rs 15 crore, Chandramukhi made Rs 65 crore against an investment of Rs 25 crore, the only real cost being actor Rajnikanth’s fees.

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