“Engitta Modhathey”… A throwback to the 1980s Kamal-Rajini wars isn’t all that it could have been, but the nostalgia compensates

Posted on March 25, 2017


Spoilers ahead…

Natarajan Subramaniam’s (aka Natty) career is among the more curious ones in Indian cinema. On the one hand, he is the cinematographer of A-list Bollywood projects (Black Friday, Parineeta, Love Aaj Kal, Raanjhanaa). On the other, he’s settled into the groove of a B-movie hero in Kollywood. His latest outing as leading man is Ramu Chellappa’s Enkitta Mothathe (Don’t Mess with Me). The title was first a Rajinikanth song. Then it was a Vijayakanth movie that took its name from this Rajinikanth song. Now, it’s the story of a Rajinikanth fan (Ravi, played by Natty) from the 1980s, the decade that brought forth that Rajinikanth song. The gods of meta work in mysterious ways.

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