Balloon (2017 film)

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Balloon Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Directed by Sinish Sreedharan
Produced by Dhilip Subbarayan
Arun Balaji
Starring Jai
Janani Iyer
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography R. Saravanan
Edited by Ruben
70mm Entertainment and Farmer's Master Plan Productions
Distributed by Auraa Cinemas
Release date
  • December 29, 2017 (2017-12-29)[1]
Country India
Language Tamil

Balloon is a 2017 Indian Tamil language horror comedy film written and directed by Sinish and produced by Dhilip Subbarayan, Arun Balaji and Nandakumar.[2] The film stars Jai, Anjali and Janani Iyer in the leading roles. Featuring music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, the film began production during June 2016, and released on 29 December 2017.[3]This film got ordinary success at the box office.



In March 2016, Jai signed on to appear in a horror film directed by Sinish, who had earlier made Endrendrum (2014) and worked as an assistant on the production of the shelved project, Vettai Mannan. Produced by Kandasamy Nandakumar and Arun Balaji, the director revealed that Jai would portray a married man and would have three separate looks in the film.[4][5] Anjali was signed on to play the female lead role in June 2016, despite a statement by the actress in 2011 that she would not like to be in films starring Jai in the lead role.[6][7] Titled Balloon, the film was launched in July 2016 and began production thereafter.[8]

Following the success of Bigg Boss Tamil and the famous words of actress Oviya, the term "Neenga Shut Up Pannunga" was used in a song in the film. This promotional song was sung by Anirudh Ravichander and released on 28 August 2017, with Anjali going inside the Bigg Boss house to promote the film.[9]


Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 5 December 2017
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 18:27
Language Tamil
Label Auraa Music
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Semma Botha Aagatha
Irumbu Thirai

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and lyrics were written by Arunraja Kamaraj.[10]

1."Vaanam Dhaane"Arunraja KamarajRizwan2:53
2."Mazhai Megam"Arunraja KamarajYuvan Shankar Raja, Priya Jerson3:50
3."Uyirile Uyirile"Arunraja KamarajVijay Yesudas, Priyanka3:35
4."Shutup Pannunga"Arunraja KamarajAnirudh Ravichander, Arunraja Kamaraj3:16
5."The Balloon's Mystery"Arunraja KamarajTitle Track2:10
6."Revenge Of The Joker (Theme)"Arunraja KamarajInstrumental2:43
7."Shutup pannunga Titbit"Arunraja KamarajAnirudh Ravichander1:06
Total length:18:27


The film opened across Tamil Nadu on 29 December 2017, notably alongside two films that the film's co-producer Dhilip Subbarayan had worked in as an actor, Sangu Chakkaram and Ulkuthu. Times of India wrote "Balloon doesn't break any new ground in the horror genre, but it adapts a bunch of the genre's tropes — possessed kid, exorcism, revenge-seeking ghost and the like — to give us a solid horror film."[11] Hindustan Times wrote "Balloon lacks elements that make us sit up. It works to an extent, but even that doesn’t leave us in awe."[12] Behindwoods wrote "Debutante director Sinish Sreedharan’s Balloon is more of a thriller comedy than a horror. Of course, there are plenty of horror moments but the USP of the film is the comedy that keeps the audience entertained in the first half."[13] New Indian Express wrote "Balloon’s story or scares aren’t novel but the laughs are. The humour and one-liners are the saving grace in this film, that is a predictable mish-mash of some memorable horror moments from the past."[14] Firstpost wrote "Balloon is a well made horror comedy that provides the necessary thrill needed for the genre."[15] The Hindu wrote "Balloon is uninventive and ends up repeating sequences from earlier horror flicks".[16]

Despite the favourable response it had at the box office, the film's co-producers, T. N. Arun Balaji and Kandasamy Nandhakumar of 70 MM Films, filed a complaint against Jai to the Tamil Film Producers Council citing that the actor's unprofessional behaviour delayed the film's release. The complaint stated that the shoot for the film began in June 2016 and the film was expected to release by January 2017. However, it was delayed multiple times solely because of Jai and his actions led to the production house seeking a payment of Rs 1.50 crore. They added that Jai failed to turn up on the dates he had given, and did not cooperate with the makers, leading to the film’s release being postponed to September 2017 and his failure to attend the dubbing sessions delayed the release even more. It was also alleged that he regularly attended the shooting spot drunk, and as a result of Jai's troubles, director Sinish contemplated suicide during the making of the film in Kodaikanal.[17][18][19]


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  5. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (24 March 2016). "Jai to sport three looks in next". Retrieved 7 December 2017 – via 
  6. ^ "Anjali and Jai pair up again!". 17 June 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jai, Anjali part ways — Times of India". Archived from the original on 2 September 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  8. ^ "Jai Anjali movie title Balloon — Tamil Movie News — IndiaGlitz". Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017. 
  9. ^ "Anirudh's hand for Jai's horror film". Top 10 Cinema. 25 August 2017. Archived from the original on 26 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
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