25 Greatest Tamil Films Of The Decade

Posted on October 24, 2019


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Tamil cinema has had the best possible trend this decade, in that the director has slowly started coming back. Oh, there were always big-name filmmakers, known for their big, commercial projects. I’m talking about the auteurist kind, young (and not-so-young) filmmakers tackling subjects not just with an eye on the box office but also because they want to say something, or simply show off their technique (which, you have to admit, is a big part of directing). Anyway, here – in chronological order – is my list of the most memorable (I prefer that to the term “best”) Tamil cinema from 2010 to 2019 (so far).

1.Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya (2010): This is that rare romance that treats love as the most complicated of emotions, which reduces people to behaviours beyond the realm of reason or logic. The story deals with the sort of hurdle that’s there, yet not there. Gautham Vasudev Menon brilliantly puts across a most maddening woman in Jessie (Trisha), who wants Karthik (Simbu) and yet doesn’t want him enough to risk shaking up the foundations of her life. The hero ends up a withered-up autumn leaf, blown this way and that in the gale force of her indecision. And oh man… AR Rahman’s Mannippaya!

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