We all know that sequels mean big business in the Hollywood. The sci fiction and graphic intensive expensive sequeled movies like Spider Man, Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter are known to have drawn worldwide attention and cash box ringing consistently. Even lower budget films like Home Alone, Meet the Fockers and Hangover have proven similar global wide success.
In India where sequel movie production is still in the initial stage, many felt that testing waters can be too costly for the artistes. Presumably because audiences' attention span fell too short and even because a general myth existed in Bollywood that the audience usually demanded a connection between the original film and its sequel.
Over time starting from 2000s the Bollywood has gotten huge positive responses for sequels from the hit block buster’s like the series of Dhooms, Dostana 2, Don 2, Raktha Charitra Part I and II. While predominantly the craze has seized Bollywood, on the contrary, down south there are only few upcoming films, namely Aayirathil Oruvan, Billa, Bhavani and Chandramuki 1 and 2 where the latter is released in Telugu.
Well here are some suggestions for Tamil movies where producing a Part 2 wouldn’t harm the financial aspects nor could it be dampened with negative responses. Our directors shouldn’t hesitate making a sequel and mark a new milestone for the Tamil cinema.
Moondram Pirai Thodar
Having seen Sri Devi fame skyrocketing from here upon, this movie was well received by the audiences despite its unconventional tear jerking ending. This film has been dubbed in Hindi, Telugu and has got several awards for Director Balu Mahendra and Kamal Hassan. However the heart wrenching ending could have, a sequel with “Happily Ever After” effect, if Sri Devi has learnt on how she has recuperated from her amnesia episodes under the care of Kamal. This time the plot can thicken on their search for each other and getting reunited finally.
Shankar hit movies linked with anti corruption sentiments is a must have. We have seen that Vikram’s character hasn’t recovered from his split personality disorder in the end. Why spare a part 2 when the movie has captivated the audiences with unique stunts and the colorful mysterious split personality disorder. We don’t see any reasons why it may not go well with the audiences.
Kaakha Kaakha 2
Who would forget the narratives of Anbu Chelvam IPS and his team’s brutal encounters? Gautham Menon has carved his direction versatility in this action movie. Perhaps Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu should have been renamed as Kaakha Kaakha 2-Vettaiyaadyu Vilaiyaadu only if Jyothika is substituted by another female lead.
The spiritual character of Kamal’s character has weaved its magic in our mind. Perhaps Anbe Sivam goes to America and touches more hearts like how Shah Rukh in My Name is Khan did.
The trio’s escapade to Goa may not have tasted success back at home but it was a huge hit in overseas. Sharing a similar storyline of Hangover, this time the same trio or another set of actors end up at holistic city like Pune. No matter where they are the trio’s characters have been deeply engraved into the minds of audiences of all ages and who wouldn’t want to witness their funny mishaps again.
If a Tamil movie takes a dig and mock the stereotypical of the other commercially success hit movies what could possibly happen? It would probably receive an overwhelming reception by grossing to 2.69 crores in Chennai Box Office. Though this movie isn’t the pioneer of its kind it has apparently fared better than Quick Gun Murugan. Perhaps the sequel shall touch on the black and white era films.