Tamil Film Industry
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Other Prominent Actors and Actresses :
There are many popular actors and actresses in Tamil cinema.
Jyothika is a leading Tamil film actress. She is married to actor Surya recently. She is regarded as a Superstar in South Indian Cinema because of her continuous string of hits. She is paid the highest salary among Indian actresses, beating Trisha Krishnan and Kareena Kapoor. Her famous films include Vaali, Rhythm, Kushi, Thenali, Kaaka Kaaka, Arul, Maayavi, Chandramukhi, Vettaiyadu Villaiyadu and Mozhi.
Simran established herself as an actress of repute in the south Indian film industry. Her notable films include Kanannethere Thondrinal, Vaali and Kannathil Muthamittal. Simran is a versatile dancer.
Playback Singers :
There are many famous playback singers in Tamil like
S.P.BalaSubrahmaniyam(SPB), Srinivas, K.S.Chitra, P.Susheela, Nityasree
Mahadevan and Chinmayi Sripada.
K.Balachander, Mani Ratnam and Shankar are some of the popular film-makers
of the Tamil industry today. There are many other leading names in the
industry like K.Bagyaraj, Kathir, Balu Mahendra, Bharathiraaja,
C.V.Sridhar, Durai and J.Mahendran.
Music Directors :
A.R. Rahman, Illayaraja, Bala Barathi, Gangai Amaran, Karthik Raja,
Vidyasagar, Shankar Ganesh and T. Rajendar are some of the popular Tamil
Average annual film output in Tamil film industry has risen steadily in
the 20th century. The Tamil film industry accounts for approx. 1% of the
gross domestic product of the state of Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu
government has made provisions for an entertainment tax exemption for
Tamil movies having pure Tamil word(s) in the title. This is in accordance
with Government Order 72 passed on 22 July 2006.
There are about 2,400 cinema halls in Kollywood, of which around 125 are
located in the Chennai district. Show rentals range from Rs.700 in C-centres
to as much as Rs.7,000 in A-centres for an average 700-seat screen.