The Best movies of Tamil Cinema 2012
Often, the films are ranked based on the box office collections, but it’s a rarity to see that very few films are radically exquisite in terms of quality and prove to be a Black Horse in box office as well. We bring an exclusive peek into the year’s best films that won the hearts of audiences and favoured the producers as well.
Attakathi: While the filmmakers are incisively focussed on making films either based on rural or urban themes, newcomer Ranjith picked up a sub-urban route exhibiting the lifestyle of people across the town side. Laced with humour and romance, it’s a story of happy-go-lucky chap and his days in college.
Kalakalappu: Let’s put it this way. The man is back with a bang in his own style. It’s been a long hiatus; we got to witness out-and-out comedy from Sundar C. A multi-starrer film with an ensemble star-cast of Vimal, Shiva, Anjali and Oviya had Santhanam as the icing of cake. This was such an entertaining film that it turned to be a winner in multiplex sectors as well.
Maatraan: The theme was something beyond usual paradigms as KV Anand had picked up a concept that focalized on deteriorating factors of adulterated health drinks. Surya playing the role of conjoined twins was a trenchant act that no other actors endeavoured before. Kajal Agarwal wasn’t merely a glam-doll, but had her potentials unleashed with a brilliant performance. Credits to writers Subha for their decorous style of narration.
Marina: The beach holds a prominent place on global map for its geographical context. The second largest beach offers an elegant view to everyone, but least many of us had glimpsed upon the people that worships Marina as their motherland. Thanks to Pandiraj for a stupendous effort over throwing lights on their lives. The film introduced Sivakarthikeyan on the silver screens and it was a laudable show.
Naan Ee: He doesn’t need superstars to claim No. 1 position for his films in box office, but strongly believes in the ideas he conceptualizes. Seeking revenge and reincarnation haven’t been an out-of-box thinking, but how about a man reborn as housefly. Colossal performance by everyone, especially Sudeep and commercial elements in the narration added more intensity to the script. Hats off to filmmaker SS Rajamouli and we look forward for more movies of this groundbreaking genre.
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom: It’s not just humorous, but emotional as well. It’s a daring attempt to make film with handpick of just 4-5 characters and locations. Newcomer Balaji surely deserves special mention for his brilliant attempt. The dialogues were so naturalistic and so are the characterizations that make the film more engrossing from beginning till end.
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi: People often look out for stress busters and director Rajesh assures them all with entertaining films every year. Following the grand success of Siva Manasula Sakthi and Boss Engira Baskaran, the director comes up with yet another fun-filled film that marked the debut of producer Udhayanidhi Stalin in lead role. Santhanam’s comedy tracks were the ultimate factors that paved for the success of this film.
Pizza: There are certain things that make a filmmaker successful, especially in horror genres. Its suspense and surprise elements, which will keep the audiences stunned and indeed urge them to watch it over and again. Filmmaker Karthik subbaraj showcased it appealingly with a spine-chilling thriller laced with eerie moments. Well, the unpredictable guess in the climax was outstanding. The film offered a gateway to fame for Vijay Sethupathy, which indeed gained more attraction for his consecutive film Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.
Sundarapandian: Sasikumar factor, the hackneyed theme of loyalty and friendship weren’t the only reason behind the success of this film, but exhibited the lifestyle of town commuters and the incidents that happen during their journey. Debutant SR Prabhakaran had interwoven the script with decorous elements that made it more likable to the universal audiences.
Thuppaki: It’s been a long time a Tamil movie joined the 100-Crore club. The finest reasons behind the tremendous success of this film was Vijay’s sudden transition to stylish looks and avoiding too loud and punch dialogues. Of course, AR Murugadoss had an astounding concept and an engrossing screenplay to keep the audiences intact from beginning till end with a heart-touching message about army.
Vazhakku Enn 18/9: Bridging gap between the art and commercial film, Balaji Sakthivel had a very good story to tell about the MMS scandals and how the technological advancement is ruining the lives of few youth groups. The story revolves around four youngsters and the suspense-filled story got lauded for the captivating message and the essence of love.