List of Tamil films of 2002

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Post-amendment to the Tamil Nadu Entertainments Tax Act 1939 on 12 June 2000, Gross fell to 125 per cent of Nett.[1][2] Commercial Taxes Department disclosed 71.19 crore in entertainment tax revenue for the year.[3]

A list of films released in the Tamil film industry in India in 2002:

List of Tamil films[edit]

Opening Title Director Cast Production Music Director
J
A
N
14 Alli Arjuna Saran Manoj Bharathiraja, Richa Pallod, Preetha Vijayakumar A. R. Rahman
Azhagi Thangar Bachan Parthiban, Nandita Das, Devayani Ilaiyaraaja
Pammal K. Sambandam Mouli Kamal Haasan, Simran, Abbas, Sneha, Kalpana Deva
Punnagai Desam K. Shajahan Tarun Kumar, Kunal, Sneha, Hamsavardhan, Preetha Vijayakumar S. A. Rajkumar
Red Ram Sathya Ajith Kumar, Priya Gill Deva
Vivaramana Aalu K. Selva Bharathy Sathyaraj, Devayani, Mumtaj Deva
25 Angala Parameswari Sai Prakash Roja, Meena Dhina
31 Mangalyam V. J. Rao-Asra Thalaivasal Vijay, Thara Devanarayana
F
E
B
8 Amaiyappan Rama Murugapandian Ponnambalam, Roshini Venkatesh
Shakalaka Baby Rama Narayanan Ramki, Roja S. A. Rajkumar
14 Dhaya Senthilnathan Prakash Raj, Meena Bharadwaj
Kannathil Muthamittal Maniratnam R. Madhavan, Simran, Nandita Das, P. S. Keerthana, J. D. Chakravarthy, Pasupathy, Prakash Raj A. R. Rahman
15 Charlie Chaplin Sakthi Chidambaram Prabhu, Prabhu Deva, Abhirami, Gayathri Raguram Bharani
22 Kamarasu P. C. Anbazhagan Murali, Laila S. A. Rajkumar
Roja Koottam Sasi Srikanth, Bhoomika, Raadhika Bharadwaj
M
A
R
15 Saptham Sivaguru Rishi, Rithiga, Abhinayashree Gnana
A
P
R
12 Gemini Saran Vikram, Kiran Bharadwaj
Raajjiyam Manoj Kumar Vijayakanth, Shamita Shetty, Priyanka Trivedi, Dileep Bharadwaj
Sri Bannari Amman Bharathi Kannan Karan, Kushboo, Vijayashanti T. Rajendar
Thamizh Hari Prashanth, Simran, Vadivelu Bharadwaj
Thamizhan Majith Vijay, Priyanka Chopra D. Imaan
19 Junior Senior J. Suresh Mammooty, Hamsavardhan, Charulatha, Leena Yuvan Shankar Raja
M
A
Y
3 Varushamellam Vasantham Ravi Shankar Manoj Bharathiraja, Kunal, Anita Sirpi
10 Thulluvadho Ilamai Kasthuri Raja Dhanush, Sherin Yuvan Shankar Raja
Unnai Ninaithu Vikraman Suriya, Laila, Sneha Sirpi
16 Pesadha Kannum Pesume Murali Krishna Kunal, Monal, Mamtha Bharani
24 Nettru Varai Nee Yaaro Naan Yaaro A. Sridhar Hamsavardhan, Ruchithra Deva
31 Enge Enadhu Kavithai Aravind Kunal, Rathi, Krishna Abhishek Bharadwaj
J
U
N
1 123 K. Subash Prabhu Deva, Jyothika, Raju Sundaram, Nagendra Prasad Deva
14 Devan Arun Pandian Vijayakanth, Arun Pandian, Meena, Kausalya Ilaiyaraaja
21 Ezhumalai Arjun Arjun, Simran, Gajala, Mumtaj Manisharma
Thenkasi Pattanam Rafi Mecartin Sarath Kumar, Napoleon, Devayani, Samyuktha Varma Suresh Peters
27 Panchathanthiram K. S. Ravikumar Kamal Haasan, Simran, Jayaram, Ramesh Aravind, Ramya Krishnan, Urvashi, Sanghavi, Nagesh, Aishwarya Deva
J
U
L
5 Raja Ezhil Ajith Kumar, Jyothika, Priyanka Trivedi S. A. Rajkumar
12 Samurai Balaji Sakthivel Vikram, Anita, Jaya Seel Harris Jayaraj
13 Yai! Nee Romba Azhaga Irukke! Vasanth Shaam, Sneha, Jaya Re Raghav-Raja
Srinivas
Ramesh Vinayakam
19 Guruvamma Thamarai Sendhoorapandi Livingston, Devayani Sahitya
Shree Pushpavasagan Suriya, Shruthika, Gayatri Jayaraman T. S. Muralidharan
Youth Vincent Selva Vijay, Sandhiya, Sindhu Menon Manisharma
A
U
G
2 Karmegam S. P. Rajkumar Mammooty, Abhirami Vidyasagar
15 Baba Suresh Krishna Rajinikanth, Manisha Koirala, M. N. Nambiar, Goundamani, Ashish Vidyarthi A. R. Rahman
23 Ivan R. Parthiban R. Parthiban, Soundarya, Meena Ilaiyaraaja
29 Plus 2 Krithik Krithik, Suja Varunee Jay
30 Naina Manobala Jayaram, Manya Sabesh-Murali
Sundhara Travels Thaha Murali, Vadivelu, Radha Bharani
S
E
P
5 Run N. Lingusamy R. Madhavan, Meera Jasmine, Atul Kulkarni Vidyasagar
6 King Prabu Solomon Vikram, Sneha Dhina
12 Arputham R. S. Venkatesh Raghava Lawrence, Anu Prabhakar, Kunal Shiva
En Mana Vaanil Vinayan Jayasurya, Kavya Madhavan Ilaiyaraaja
Nilai Kannadi C. T. Chandrasekar Ilavarasan Balraj
20 Maaran A. Jawahar Sathyaraj, Seetha, Abhinayashree Deva
Namma Veetu Kalyanam V. Sekhar Murali, Meena, Vindhya S. A. Rajkumar
27 Samasthanam Rajkapoor Sarath Kumar, Devayani, Suresh Gopi, Abhirami Deva
28 Jjunction R. S. Ramanathan Abhinay, Kanishka Sodhi, Aamna Sharif Bharadwaj
O
C
T
4 Album Vasanthabalan Aryan Rajesh, Shrutika Karthik Raja
Five Star Susi Ganesan Prasanna, Kanika, Krishna Parasuram-Radha
University Pragahdeesh Jeevan, Gajala Ramesh Vinayakam
N
O
V
4 Andipatti Arasampatti Dhananjeyan Pandiarajan, Mansoor Ali Khan, Vislaini, Srilekha S. P. Venkatesh
Bagavathi A. Venkatesh Vijay, Reemma Sen, Jai, Monika Deva
Game John Amritraj Karthik, Radha, Divya Dutta S. P. Venkatesh
Kadhal Azhivathillai T. Rajendar Simbhu, Charmy T. Rajendar
Padai Veetu Amman Pugazhmani Ramki, Meena, Devayani S. A. Rajkumar
Ramana A. R. Murugadoss Vijayakanth, Ashima Bhalla, Simran Ilaiyaraaja
Solla Marandha Kadhai Thangar Bachan Cheran, Rathi Ilaiyaraaja
Villain K. S. Ravikumar Ajith Kumar, Meena, Kiran Vidyasagar
29 April Maadhathil S. S. Stanley Srikanth, Sneha Yuvan Shankar Raja
Gummalam Sughi S. Moorthy Mithun Tejaswi, Rathi Gandhi Dasan
I Love You Da C. Rajadurai Raju Sundaram, Simran Bharadwaj
D
E
C
6 Jaya Rathnaraj Ramya Krishnan, Sherin, Sriman Bharani
Mutham S. A. Chandrasekhar Arun Vijay, Nagendra Prasad, Charulatha, Nanditha Bharani
13 Bala Deepak Shaam, Meera Jasmine Yuvan Shankar Raja
Mounam Pesiyadhe Ameer Suriya, Trisha, Laila Yuvan Shankar Raja
20 Kadhal Virus Kathir Richard Rishi, Sridevi Vijayakumar, Abbas A. R. Rahman
Style Sibi Chakravarthy Raghava Lawrence, Gayathri Raguram, Kushboo Bharani
Virumbugiren Susi Ganesan Prashanth, Sneha Deva
27 Iravu Padagan Roshan Babu Ganesh, Gumtaj S. P. Bhoopathi
Kalai Kalluri Chandrasekhar Madoo, Swetha Rao
Nanba Nanba Jayabharathi Chandrasekhar, Charle Chittey Prakash

The following films also released in 2002, though the release date remains unknown.[4]

Title Director Cast
En Kadhali
En Uyir Nanban
Gowri
Isthri
Needhiyin Vasalile
Pudhiya Alai Rajkathir Jeevan Ravi, Abitha
Veetil Poochigal

Dubbed films[edit]

Opening Title Director(s) Original film Cast Ref.
Film Language
February 6 Rahasyam Vikram Bhatt Raaz Hindi Dino Morea, Bipasha Basu [5]
October 22 Vasu V. M. Vinu Akashathile Paravaigal Malayalam Kalabhavan Mani [6]
October 28 H20 Kaveri Lokanath-Rajaram H2O Kannada Upendra, Prabhu Deva [7]

Notable deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Category/Organization Cinema Express Awards
21 December 2002[8]
Dinakaran Cinema Awards
17 August 2003[9]
Filmfare Awards South
24 May 2003[10]
Tamil Nadu State Film Awards
30 September 2004[11]
Best Film Kannathil Muthamittal Ramanaa Azhagi Ramanaa
Best Director Bala
Nandha (2001)
K. S. Ravikumar
Villain
Mani Ratnam
Kannathil Muthamittal
Mani Ratnam
Kannathil Muthamittal
Best Actor Vikram
Kasi (2001)
Ajith Kumar
Villain
Ajith Kumar
Villain
R. Madhavan
Anbe Sivam (2003), Kannathil Muthamittal, Run
Best Actress Simran
Kannathil Muthamittal
Sneha
Virumbugiren
Simran
Kannathil Muthamittal
Meena
Ivan
Best Music Director Bharadwaj
Gemini
Vidyasagar
Run
Bharadwaj
Gemini
Sirpy
Unnai Ninaithu

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government cuts entertainment tax to 25% (from 30%)
  2. ^ Low-budget films gets entertainment tax exemption
  3. ^ CTD reports 71.19 crore ET collection in 2002-03
  4. ^ http://www.lakshmansruthi.com/cineprofiles/english%20Films/2002.asp
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030819040606/http://www.chennaionline.com/Moviereviews/tammov172.asp
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030819034459/http://www.chennaionline.com/Moviereviews/tammov220.asp
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030819034416/http://www.chennaionline.com/Moviereviews/tammov221.asp
  8. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/2002/12/22/stories/2002122206330300.htm
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20030820214111/http://www.dinakaran.com:80/cinema/english/awards/2003/augu/17-08-03.htm
  10. ^ https://archive.is/20130903050325/http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2003-05-25/news/27553609_1_actor-award-film-award-playback-singer
  11. ^ "Six film artistes win awards". The Hindu. 1 October 2004. Retrieved 18 July 2019.