Twenty-five years of ‘Iruvar’

Posted on January 15, 2022


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Happy 25th birthday, IRUVAR.

You came on Januray 14, 1997, and forever changed the people who liked Mani Ratnam’s films into two camps:

The first said: “he used to be such a good storyteller who made such heartwarming films… I wish he made movies like MOUNA RAAGAM again”.

The second said: “you transformed his DNA forever and made him a great ‘experimental-mainstream’ director whose failures are more cinematically interesting than many other filmmakers’ successes”.

(I, of course, belong, to Camp 2.)

Either way, I think both camps will agree on one thing: that you remain a landmark.

Posted in: Cinema: Tamil