Casting : RajniKanth, Aishwarya Rai,
Direction : Shankar
Enthiran (English: Robot) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language science fiction film directed by S. Shankar and co-written by him and Sujatha Rangarajan. The film stars Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles; Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam and Karunas play supporting roles. The soundtrack album and background score were composed by A. R. Rahman while the dialogues, cinematography, editing and art direction were handled by Madhan Karky, R. Rathnavelu, Anthony and Sabu Cyril respectively.
The story revolves around a scientist’s struggle to control his creation, an android (both played by Rajinikanth), whose software is upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and exhibit human emotions. The project backfires when the robot falls in love with the scientist’s girlfriend (Rai Bachchan), and is manipulated by a rival scientist (Denzongpa) into becoming homicidal.
After being stalled in the development phase for nearly a decade, the film’s principal photography began in 2008 and lasted two years. Enthiran marked the debut of Legacy Effects studio, which was responsible for the film’s prosthetic make-up and animatronics, in Indian cinema. Enthiran was released worldwide on 1 October 2010, along with its dubbed versions: Robot in Hindi and Robo in Telugu. Produced by Kalanithi Maran, it was India’s most expensive film up to that point.
The film received generally positive reviews upon release. Critics were particularly appreciative of Rajinikanth’s performance, Rathnavelu’s cinematography, Cyril’s art direction and the visual effects by V. Srinivas Mohan. Enthiran emerged as the top-earning Indian film of 2010 and is the second highest-grossing South Indian film of all time. It won two Indian National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards, seven Vijay Awards and two Screen Awards. A sequel, titled 2.0, is scheduled for release in 2017.
Casting : Aarya, Emi Jackson
Direction : Vijay
Madharasapattinam (English: Madras Town) is a 2010 Indian Tamil period drama film, written and directed by A. L. Vijay. The film stars Arya and Amy Jackson, while Nassar, Cochin Hanifa and Alexx O’Nell play other prominent roles. The film released on 9 July 2010. It was later dubbed into Telugu and released in Andhra Pradesh as 1947: A Love Story.
Casting : Surya, Anushka Chetty
Direction : Hari
Singam (English: Lion) is a 2010 Indian Tamil action masala film directed by Hari, starring Suriya and Anushka Shetty in the lead. The film, produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja in association with Reliance Big Pictures, and distributed by Sun Pictures, was released on 28 May 2010. Upon release, the film was dubbed into Telugu and released as Yamudu and into Hindi as The Fighterman Singham. The film’s success led to remakes in Kannada as Kempe Gowda, in Hindi as Singham, and in Bengali as Shotru. The sequel, Singam II, which released in July 2013, was a big commercial success as well. Singam III is expected to be released in 2016.
Casting : Vidharth, Amala Paul
Direction : Prabu Solomon
Mynaa (Tamil: மைனா; ‘Myna; Telugu: Prema Khaidhi’) is a 2010 Indian Tamil romantic drama film directed and written by Prabu Solomon. Jointly distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin and Kalpathi S. Aghoram, it stars Vidharth and Amala Paul in the lead roles. Featuring an acclaimed soundtrack by D. Imman, the film, which garnered much anticipation prior to release,released on 5 November 2010, coinciding with the Diwali festival, receiving critical acclaim and going on to win the Best Film Award at the 58th Filmfare Awards South. Actor Thambi Ramaiah went on to win the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Prema Khaidhi.it was remade into kannada as Shyloo in 2011. The film is being remade in Hindi cinema by Prabhu Solomon, produced by Fox Star Studios Mynaa became a major success among 2010 Deepavali releases and was released along with Uthamaputhiran. A Bengali remake of this movie named PoraMon starring Symon, Mahiya Mahi And Anisur Rahman Milon was released on 14 June 2013.
5. Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Casting : Simbu, Thirisha
Direction : Gowtham Vasudev Menon
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (English: Will you cross the skies for me ?) is a 2010 Tamil romantic drama musical film directed and written by Gautham Vasudev Menon, featuring Silambarasan and Trisha Krishnan in the lead roles. The film, distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalin, features a critically acclaimed soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and editing by Anthony Gonsalves. The story was simultaneously shot and released by Gautham in Telugu as Ye Maaya Chesave, starring Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu, however, with a different cast and climax.
6. Angaadi Theru
Casting : Mahesh, Anjali
Direction : Vasantha Balan
Angaadi Theru (English: Market Street) is a 2010 Indian Tamil romantic drama film written and directed by Vasanthabalan, starring debutant Mahesh and Anjali in the lead roles. The title refers to the Ranganathan Street in Chennai where the story plays. The film features music jointly composed by Vijay Antony and G. V. Prakash Kumar. An Ayngaran International production, the film was launched on 11 February 2008 and released on 26 March 2010 to critical acclaim. The film was shortlisted for the Indian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film but lost to Peepli Live. It released in Telugu as Shopping Mall.
7. Boss Engira Bhaskaran
Casting : Aarya, Nayanthara
Direction : M.Rajesh
Boss Engira Bhaskaran (English: Boss alias Bhaskaran) is a 2010 Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by M. Rajesh who earlier directed Siva Manasula Sakthi (2009). Starring Arya, Nayantara and Santhanam in lead roles, the film is produced by K. S. Sreenivasan and features music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja and cinematography handled by Sakthi Saravanan.
The film revolves around a young happy-go-lucky man, Bhaskaran, who is unemployed and lives an easygoing life, neglecting his career and future. When he meets a young girl, Chandrika, in whom he falls in love, he is bound to change his lifestyle, in order to marry her eventually. The film released on 10 September 2010 to highly positive reviews and also became commercially successful. The tagline Nanbenda turned viral after release.
Casting : Vimal, Oviya, Saranya Ponvannan
Direction : A. Sargunam
Kalavani (Tamil: களவாணி),(English: Thief) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language romantic comedy film written and directed by newcomer A. Sargunam. It stars Vimal of Pasanga fame in the lead role along with debutante Oviya, Saranya Ponvannan, Ganja Karuppu and Ilavarasu, who enact pivotal roles. The film, made on a shoe-string budget, released on 25 June 2010 to very positive reviews and became a sleeper hit of 2010.
Starring : Karthik, Tamanna
Direction : N. Linguswamy.
Paiyaa (English: Boy) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language romantic-action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy. It stars Karthi and Tamannaah, with Milind Soman, Sonia Deepti and Jagan appearing in supporting roles.The film follows the journey of two strangers – a jobless carefree man, living in Bangalore, and a woman with whom he has fallen in love. Upon the woman’s request, he drives her to Mumbai, while a group of gangsters follow them, planning to kidnap the woman. Meanwhile, the man also has a past in the city and he goes there to sort it out.
10. Thamizh Padam
Casting : ‘Akila Ulaga SuperStar! ‘ Shiva
Direction : C.S. Amudhan
Thamizh Padam English: Tamil Film) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language parody film written and directed by C. S. Amudhan, in his directorial debut. The film stars Shiva and Disha Pandey in the lead roles. The film’s plot parodies contemporary commercial films in Tamil cinema, mocking the stereotypical scenes.The film was distributed by Dhayanidhi Alagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies, and it was released on 29 January 2010 and won critical acclaim and commercial success at the box office. The film was later remade to Telugu as Sudigadu.