With Balachander, Bharathiraja, Mani Ratnam and Shankar they did find ways to make entire Indian Cinema look at Tamil films but post 2010, that is not the case.
Malayalam Cinema has become a standard for innovation and Telugu Cinema too improved from just telling same stories in similar style.
With Baahubali, Telugu Cinema did show that if the formula gets backing of actors, strong writing and execution, then they can make Entire World fall in love with them.
Tamil filmmakers have been trying to beat Baahubali records at least at Tamil Nadu but 2.0, Ajith's Viswasam and Vijay's Bigil did not even come close to the figures that Baahubali managed in TN.
Viswasam could have come close had it been a solo release and Bigil had a tough fight due to Khaithi too. So, the Tamil filmmakers dream to make a film that beats Baahubali still continues.