Chennai Palani Mars, co-written by Vijay Sethupathi and Biju Viswanath, is on Zee5: A rewind of this nicely trippy stoner dramedy

Posted on May 11, 2020

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This is already an absurd genre. But the premise amps up the absurdity levels to the stratosphere. Sample line: “Simbu CM aana eppidi irukkum?”

Spoilers ahead…

Is Vijay Sethupathi better at writing films than picking them? The thought came up while watching Chennai Palani Mars. He has made a whole bunch of solid-to-good-to-great movies, no doubt: I belong to the camp that thinks Rekka is a criminally underrated entertainer. But there are so many other films of his that make you wonder WTF: not what the fuck, but why the fuck! Why on earth is this actor doing these films and diluting his brand equity? Every actor does his share of why-the-fuck films — it’s a job, after all. But this question comes up more with Vijay Sethupathi because he does… so many films! If he is capable of co-writing Orange Mittai and Chennai Palani Mars, both directed by Biju Viswanath, he surely has a good grasp of script and storytelling! Then… why the fuck!

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