This year, Tamil film industry has witnessed several hit films that mostly stars big actors in the likes of Kamal Haasan, Suriya and Ajith.
Interestingly, a few small budget films starring lesser known actors have also clicked with the audience.
From "Vishwaroopam" to "Arrambam", check out the list of biggest grossing Tamil films of 2013.
Kamal Haasan's spy thriller "Vishwaroopam" faced release issues in Tamil Nadu. Despite a delay in release, "Vishwaroopam" managed to attract audiences and earned big bucks at the box office. The film was appreciated for its technical brilliance as well as Kamal Haasan's performance. The film, reportedly made on a budget of ₹95 crore, grossed over ₹200 crore at the worldwide box office, according to Press Trust of India.
Kamal is making a sequel to "Vishwaroopam." The film titled "Vishwaroopam 2" is all set to hit the screens next year.
Ajith's "Arrambam", which released on 31 October, turned out to be one of the biggest hits of 2013. The film has grossed approximately ₹80 crore in three weeks at the worldwide box office.
Recently, the stylish action film completed 50-day theatrical run at the box office and is still running in some theatres across Tamil Nadu.
The Telugu version of the film titled "Aata Arrambam" released more than a month after the Tamil version release. Still, the Telugu dubbed version managed to do average business and performed better than a few direct Telugu releases.
Ajith is gearing up for his next big release -"Veeram" - which is set to hit the screens in January, 2014.
"Singam 2" is a sequel to 2010-blockbuster flick "Singam." The sequel, which released in July this year, took the box office by storm raking in fantastic collections.
The Suriya starrer, which was reportedly made at a budget of ₹45 crore, had grossed over ₹100 crore at the worldwide box office.
The success of "Singam 2" has made fans appeal for another film in the franchise. However, director Hari and Suriya are currently busy with their new projects. It remains to be seen as to whether the director-actor duo will come up with the third installment in the "Singam" franchise.
Arya-Nayanthara's "Raja Rani" received good response from critics as well as from the audience. Director Atlee was appreciated for giving out a clean family entertainer. The performances of the lead actors including Jai and Nazriya were appreciated by fans.
"Raja Rani" reportedly earned ₹50 crore in just 25 days at the worldwide box office.
Besides these films, Vijay's "Thalaivaa", Vishal's "Pandiyanadu", Santhanam's "Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya", Siddharth's "Theeya Velai Seiyanum Kumaru," Sivakarthikeyan's "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga", "Varuthapadatha Vaalibar Sangam" and "Ethir Neechal", Sasi Kumar's "Kutti Puli" and Vijay Sethupathi's "Soodhu Kavvum" have also performed well at the box office.
Films such as "Chennaiyil Oru Naal", "Neram", "Udhayam NH4", "Paradesi" and "Onaiyum Aatukuttiyum" have been critically acclaimed.
The year 2014 looks great as several biggies are gearing up for release. It remains to be seen as to how the new films will perform at the box office.