Tamil cinema is the Indian filmmaking industry of Tamil-language motion pictures. It is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood, leading to the industry’s nickname Kollywood, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood.
The first Tamil silent film, Keechaka Vadham, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918. The first talking motion picture, Kalidas, was a multilingual film directed by H M Reddy and was released on 31 October 1931, less than seven months after India’s first talking motion picture Alam Ara. By the end of the 1930s, the legislature of the State of Madras passed the Entertainment Tax Act of 1939.
Here is the list of top Kollywood movies.
1. Kandukondain Kandukondain
Excellent direction and excellent actors and excellent story and excellent music!!! Starring Mammootty, Ajith Kumar, Tabu, Aishwarya Rai and Abbas. Note: If anyone who doesn’t like or know Tabu then they’re gonna love her after watchin this.
00% Entertainment and satisfaction guaranteed. Action, Drama, Comedy all in all as a complete package. Starring Vijay, Trisha, Prakash Raj.
3. Mounam Pesiyadhe
It’s all about how a person who doesn’t believe being in relationship, ends up falling in love. And the beautiful twist in the climax will leave you “awwwww”. Beautiful background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Starring Suriya, Nandha, Trisha.
Thriller. It is one of the most underrated film. The film is shot almost only with female actors and all of them have done an excellent job. The song Radhai Manadhil has a separate fanbase. Starring Jyothika, Tabu, Sharbani Mukherjee.
5. Santosh Subramaniam
Being the Remake of Telugu movie, it’s all about how a guy marries a girl of his own choice and how he convinces his father. Pakkaa family entertainer. Starring Jayam Ravi, Genelia, Prakash Raj.
Here is the list of top 5 actors of Kollywood.
1. Kamal Hasan
Anyone can’t deny that he’s the best in acting. A man acted as a child artist and became a star, he’s a legend.
The superstar man with huge fan base he should be on top, actually he’s great but when compared to Kamal he’s only second in acting, but he’s the style king, the only one who is best at it.
His dedication, expressions everything is awesome, he was denied by directors at beginning but today he has separate place for him in kollywood. His character in Pithamagan earned him a national award.
4. Ajith Kumar
He’s a great actor, people love to watch his movies. He’s great role model for many youngsters also.
He’s a great actor. Kaakha kaakha, Vaaranam aayiram, Sillunu oru Kadhal are people’s personal favourites, he could do a lot better but he never had a chance to show what he has got in him.
Here is the list of top 5 actresses of Kollywood.
1. Trisha Krisnan
2. Shruti Haasan
4. Anushka Shetty