Vairamuthu

Paradesi

Paradesi

Cast: Atharva, Dhanshika, Vedhika; Music: GV Prakash; Direction: Bala Bala’s films have come to be associated with words like macabre, gore, dark, and, yes, even hell. Yet, his films try to stay dangerously close to realism. Does it mean that reality is hell? Is that the reason we want to watch feel-good, make-believe potboilers that […]

Greatest Tamil Films 2. Mudhal Mariyadhai

Greatest Tamil Films 2. Mudhal Mariyadhai

‘No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.’ – Ingmar Bergman   Imagine the scene where Malaichami (Sivaji Ganesan) helps Kuyilu (Radha) to catch fish using his veshti (dhoti). Or when he adoringly invites a house sparrow to […]