Yes it was a year of hits
and misses, like every other year, but what
made this year special was a few attempts
that defied the rules of movie making basics
in Tamil. Hard-hitting yet unpretentious,
these movies were talked about widely although
they had not fetched enough money at the box
office. They touched upon social issues, relevant
in our times, one way or other.
Maidhanam, released in mid 2011 sort of
had a Nadodigal hangover but debut director
Sakthivel's conscious attempt to avoid cliches
brought the movie to the fore.
Vengayam, directed by Sankagiri Rajkumar,
is a delectable village movie that asks
you an important question. How significant
is religion in your everyday life?
Uchidhanai Mugarndhal is probably the most
heartbreaking films of all. It's about a
13 year old rape victim and how her family
deals with the tragedy. Sathyaraj, Seeman
and Sangeetha played the characters revolving
around the life of the girl played by Neenika.
The movie is directed by Pugazendhi Thangaraj.