As always, 2013 too witnessed the debut of many actors, actresses, directors and producers in Kollywood. The number of films hitting the screens has been increasing with each passing year.
This year too, more than 150 films have released which means that on an average, 2-3 films release every Friday. Let’s rewind to find who managed to make an impression in the year which would be ending in six days’ time.
Only 15-20 films out of the 150-odd films fall in the list of successful films. Likewise, among the many debutants, only a few could make an impact with the audiences and critics.
Gautham Karthik, son of veteran Karthik, debuted as hero in frontline director Mani Ratnam’s Kadal but the film bombed at the box-office. Huge names such as A.R. Rahman and Mani Ratnam couldn’t save the film from becoming a box-office disaster.
Despite a far-from-promising debut, Gautham has a few films on his hands including Vai Raja Vai, Ennamo Edho, Sippai and Naanum Rowdythaan. It appears that the talented Gautham might just be able to prove his mettle in 2014.
Nivin Pauly was the other newcomer whose Neram (dubbed from Malayalam) did well. Pauly, a popular actor in Mollywood, is in talks with few Tamil film offersowing to the success of Neram.
More than 50 new faces were introduced but they couldn’t succeed much .
Nazriya Nazim, Nivedha Thomas, Thulasi Nair(heroine of Kadal), Mrithika and Surabhi (of Ivan Veramathiri fame) appear to be the bright faces on the horizon who might go on to make it big.