With the kind of content-driven films that have emerged successful over the past few years, Tamil Cinema seems to clearly be on a path to shrug away the 'star' films. So why does even the most discerning cinema-goer turn the other way when it comes to a template Rajini film?
In this year-ender, we have used the blessings of Father Time to look back at the year that was and list out the films, which deserved much more love
When Balaji Tharaneetharan made NKPK in 2012 with an outrageous plot, ably supported by a motley group of youngsters lead by Vijay Sethupathi, it was unbelievably fresh and irreverent. Cut to 2018, Balaji returns with his second film, Seethakaathi, but things aren't quite the same now.
Following the resounding success of films like Baahubali, Kaala, and 2.0, it seems Bollywood stars are keen to add South Indian films to their resume
The intended lack of humour notwithstanding, even the conversations between major characters aren't memorable. The makers always advertised this film as a dark version of The Jungle Book, and yet it is not as dark as you'd expect.