List of Tamil films of 1998

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Prior to the amendment of Tamil Nadu Entertainments Tax Act 1939 on 1 August 1998, Gross was 140 per cent of Nett for all films. Post-amendment, Gross fell to 130 per cent of Nett [1] Commercial Taxes Department disclosed 91 crore in entertainment tax revenue for the year.[2]

A list of films produced in the Tamil film industry in India in 1998 by release date:

Films[edit]

January — March[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Studio Ref
J
A
N
12 Moovendhar Suraj Sarath Kumar, Devayani Ganga Gowri Production [3]
14 Kaadhale Nimmadhi Indiran Murali, Suriya, Jeevitha Sharma, Sangeetha Sivasakthi Movie Makers [4]
Kizhakkum Merkkum Kalanjiyam Napoleon, Devayani Deivanai Movie International [5]
Maru Malarchi Bharathi Mammooty, Devayani, Ranjith Pangaj Productions [6]
Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar Sundar C. Prabhu Deva, Meena, Maheswari BS Arts [7]
Ponmanam S. P. Rajkumar Prabhu, Suvalakshmi, Priya Raman Pyramid Films International [8]
Ulavuthurai Ramesh Selvan Vijayakanth, Meena, Sanghavi IV Cine Arts
16 Udhavikku Varalaamaa Gokula Krishnan Karthik, Devayani, Sangeetha, Anju Aravind Taaj International [9]
F
E
B
6 Kondattam K. S. Ravikumar Arjun, Gemini Ganesan, Simran, Mantra Sai Lakshmi Movie Makers [10]
13 Dhinamdhorum Nagarajan Murali, Suvalakshmi Mother Movie Makers [11]
20 Sundara Pandian R. Raghu Karthik, Swathi, Heera Jupiter Film Makers
Swarnamukhi K. S. Adhiyaman R. Parthiban, Devayani Muthu Movies [12]
26 Velai J. Suresh Vignesh, Indraja JV Films
M
A
R
6 Kaadhal Mannan Saran Ajith Kumar, Maanu Venkateswaralayam [13]
Kalar Kanavugal Vishnu Karan, Kushboo KRK Movies [14]
Kangalin Vaarthaigal Muktha S. Sundar Vikram, Prema, Sriram Mukthaa Films
Vaettiya Madichu Kattu K. Bhagyaraj K. Bhagyaraj, Nagma Saranya Cini Combines
12 Thulli Thirintha Kaalam Balasekaran Arun Kumar, Kushboo, Roshini Kavithalayaa Productions [15]
18 Ini Ellam Sugame A. R. Ramesh Abbas, Sanghavi, Sangeetha Valli Cine Arts

April — June[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Studio Ref
A
P
R
3 Santhosham Karthik Saravanan, Suvalakshmi Janaki Ammal Movies
9 Ninaithen Vandhai K. Selva Bharathy Vijay, Rambha, Devayani Raghavendra Movie Corporation [16]
10 Kaathala Kaathala Singeetam Srinivasa Rao Kamal Haasan, Prabhu Deva, Soundarya, Rambha Saraswathi Films [17]
Ponnu Velayira Bhoomi K. Krishnan Rajkiran, Kushboo, Vineetha AGS Films International
Veera Thalattu Kasthuri Raja Murali, Kushboo Kasthoori Manga Creations [18]
13 Kavalai Padathe Sagodhara Keyaar Pandiarajan, Suvalakshmi Subbu Films Productions [19]
24 Jeans Shankar Prashanth, Aishwarya Rai Amritraj Solomon Communications [20]
M
A
Y
1 Vettu Onnu Thundu Rendu C. Dinakaran Mansoor Ali Khan, Keerthana Tamizh Perarasu
7 Jolly Dilipkumar Abbas, Kausalya, Keerthi Reddy, Kushboo Super Good Films [21]
Rathna Ilanchezhian Murali, Maheswari, Sangita Pinky Productions [22]
15 Aval Varuvala Raj Kapoor Ajith Kumar, Simran Sri Vijayamathruka Films [23]
Harichandra Cheyyar Ravi Karthik, Meena, Priya Raman Sathya Jyothi Films [24]
Iniyavale Seeman Prabhu, Suvalakshmi, Gauthami, Keerthi Reddy MVM Pictures [25]
J
U
N
5 Golmaal Selva Selva, Monica Nerukkar, Abitha North East Pictures
12 Priyamudan Vincent Selva Vijay, Kausalya Lakshmi Movie Makers [26]
25 Natpukkaga K. S. Ravikumar Sarath Kumar, Simran Sri Surya Movies [27]

July — September[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Studio Ref
J
U
L
9 Dharma Keyaar Vijayakanth, Preetha Vijayakumar Rowther Films
Sandhippoma Indrakumar Suriya, Preetha Vijayakumar Super Good Films
10 Poonthottam Kalanjiyam Murali, Devayani, Vijayalakshmi Roja Combines [28]
31 Kalyana Galatta Raj Kapoor Sathyaraj, Mantra, Kushboo Malar Films [29]
Sollamale Sasi Livingston, Kausalya Super Good Films [30]
A
U
G
14 Nilaave Vaa A. Venkatesh Vijay, Suvalakshmi, Sanghavi VJ Film [31]
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Vikraman Karthik, Roja, Ajith Kumar Lakshmi Movie Makers [32]
28 En Aasai Rasave Kasthuri Raja Sivaji Ganesan, Murali, Roja, Suvalakshmi Pyramid Films International
Thaayin Manikodi Arjun Arjun, Tabu, Nivedita Jain Sri Lakshmi Devi Associates
S
E
P
4 Ellame En Pondattithaan V. Sekhar Ramki, Sanghavi Sri Surya Movies
11 Kannedhirey Thondrinal Ravichandran Prashanth, Simran Sivasakthi Movie Makers [33]
Senthooram Sangaman Moorthy, Devayani Sri Senthoor Films
18 Aasai Thambi Senthilnathan Abbas, Arun Pandian, Anju Aravind Cheranaadu Movie Creations

October — December[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Studio Ref
O
C
T
18 Unnudan R. Balu Murali, Kausalya Sunitha Productions [34]
19 Desiya Geetham Cheran Murali, Rambha, Nassar Tara's Creations [35]
En Uyir Nee Thaane S. P. Rajkumar Prabhu, Devayani, Maheswari Jeeva Jyothi Films [36]
Simmarasi Erode Soundar Sarath Kumar, Kushboo, Kanaka Super Good Films [37]
Urimai Por Raja Rajendran Arun Pandian, Ranjitha Deepa Lakshmi Cine Arts
Veeram Vilanja Mannu Kasthuri Raja Vijayakanth, Kushboo, Roja Lakshmi Movie Makers [38]
20 Pudhumai Pithan Jeeva R. Parthiban, Roja, Priya Raman, Devayani Pangaj Productions [39]
N
O
V
6 Ponmaanai Thedi Pari Saravanan, Suvarna Mathew Suba Seelu Films
13 Gurupaarvai Manoj Kumar Prakash Raj, Kushboo, Anju Aravind, Easwari Rao Manoj Creations [40]
20 Uyirodu Uyiraga Sushma Ahuja Ajith Kumar, Richa Ahuja SS Films [41]
26 Kumbakonam Gopalu Keyaar Pandiarajan, Mayuri Prasath Art Productions
D
E
C
2 Kannathal Bharathi Kannan Karan, Kushboo, Neena Super Good Films
4 Pooveli Selva Karthik, Abbas, Kausalya, Heera Rajagopal Kavithalayaa Productions [42]
Thalaimurai Saravana Pandian Rajkiran, Bhanupriya, Revathi Muthu Movies [43]
11 Ilamanasa Killathe P. N. Seenivasan Latha, Shakeela SS Art Combines
23 Thanga Magal Ilayavan Ravi, Rukmini My Dear Films
25 Cheran Chozhan Pandian Senthamizhan Ranjith, Mohini K. C. R. Creations
Kaadhal Kavithai Agathiyan Prashanth, Isha Koppikar, Kasthuri Metro Film Corporation [44]
Sivappu Nila J. George Prasad Raja, Vineetha Velankanni Cine Arts
31 Bhagavath Singh A. C. Chandrakumar Napoleon, Sanghavi Kavikuyil Cine Arts [45]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization Cinema Express Awards
August 23, 1999[46]
Dinakaran Cinema Awards
April 11, 1999[47]
Filmfare Awards South
August 1999[48]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
January 2000[49]
Best Film Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen Natpukkaga Natpukkaga
Best Director Vikraman
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Cheran
Desiya Geetham
Parthiban
Housefull (1999)
Best Actor Karthik
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Karthik
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Sarathkumar
Natpukkaga
Sarathkumar
Natpukkaga / Simmarasi
Best Actress Roja
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Kausalya
Pooveli / Sollamale
Kausalya
Pooveli
Roja
Unnidathil Ennai Koduthen
Best Music Director A. R. Rahman
Jeans
A. R. Rahman
Jeans
Bobby
Sollamale

Dubbed films[edit]

Notable deaths[edit]

References[edit]

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