2016 has been an interesting year with the tamil industry turning out some impressive films and even leaving a mark on the international level. Here are a few directors, who enthralled the audience with their exciting films this year.
1. Samuthirakani (Appa) :
Samuthirakani’s Appa contains a scene in which Dayalan (played by Samuthirakani himself), how they bring up their kids becomes a deciding factor in their children’s lives. Samuthirkani’s Appa carries a lot of appreciable, relevant and much needed messages for the society about parenting or should we say fathering, the present education system, need to shift focus on other talents of children and not see them as mere mark scoring machines etc.
2.Raju Murugan (Joker)
Joker is a 2016 Indian Tamil language political satire film, written and directed by Raju Murugan.Joker is predominantly a satire on the current political climate and Raju Murugan has portrayed this in a slick manner. The dialogues can come across as bit too instructive and lecturing, but everything else has been largely toned down in comparison to his previous film, Cuckoo.
3.Lakshmy Ramakrishnan (Ammani):
Actress Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, who likes to tell her stories through strong, free-spirited women, proves once again that there isn’t a better contemporary filmmaker than her when it comes to the portrayal of women on screen.“Ammani” proves that simple stories, when told with unflinching realism and unparalleled sensitivity, can strike a chord with the viewers and make for a compelling watch.
4.Vetri Maaran ( Visaaranai)
It was no surprise for many when Visaaranai bagged the Best Film award at the 63rd National Awards and was selected as India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89 th Academy Awards. Vetri Maaran forces us to analyse the actions of the characters in the film, question the unfairness of it and makes is feel angry with the way the system works. The film might have lost out in the Oscar race, but it doesn’t change the fact that the director has made us sit up and take notice.
(this post to be updated…)