By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Dec 31 IANS | 2 years ago

Along with an interesting line up of films for next year, works of a new breed of Tamil actors and filmmakers will also rule the roost in the New Year.

In Tamil filmdom, 2013 was a great year for recent newcomers such as Sivakarthikeyan and Vijay Sethupathi, who managed to score a hit with every release of theirs. While the former scored three blockbusters - "Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga", "Ethir Neechal" and "Varutha Padatha Valibar Sangam", the latter delivered hits in "Soodhu Kavvum" and "Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Bala Kumara".

Two highly expected films of Sethupathi namely "Rummy" and "Pannaiyarum Padminiyum" are gearing up for release in the first half of 2014. Siva hopes to continue his winning streak with "Maan Karate" and "Taana".

Pongal will see two superstars - Vijay and Ajith Kumar - slugging it out with their big-budget outings "Jilla" and "Veeram" respectively at the box office.

Suriya Sivakumar hopes to recreate "Singam 2" success with yet-untitled Tamil project with Linguswamy, while his brother Karthi, who had three flops in 2013, will desperately seek a hit with his next film with newcomer Ranjith.

Vikram's romantic-thriller "Ai", which has been on the floors for nearly two years, will be the most anticipated release of 2014.

"Ai" is likely to lock horns with "Kochadaiiyaan" and "Vishwaroopam 2" slated for Tamil New Year release.

(Posted on 31-12-2013)