From Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan to R Madhavan, Tamil Cinema has already contributed a lot. Known as Kollywood, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in Kodambakkam neighborhood of Chennai. Tamil cinema had a profound effect on other filmmaking industries of India, establishing Chennai as a secondary hub for Hindi cinema, other South Indian film industries, as well as Sri Lankan cinema. Over the last quarter of the 20th century, Tamil films from India established a global presence through distribution to an increasing number of overseas theatres in Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan, and the Middle East, parts of Africa, Oceania, Europe, and North America. The year 2017 saw some of the major hits from Kollywood, including movies like ‘Aruvi’, ‘Kurangu Bommai’, ‘Maanagaram’, and ‘Sathya’.