The summer quarter of 2016 has been refreshingly good for Kollywood, continuing the momentum that Q1’s top quality films provided. We had two star vehicles in form of Vijay‘s blockbuster hit Theri and Suriya’s experimental, yet wholesome 24. Those apart, the surprises came either through small films of smart film-makers whose films (Metro, Uriyadi etc.) garnered attention through word-of-mouth or through people with a repute changing paths in a way that pleases us – Udhayanidhi’s Manithan & Karthik Subbaraj’s women-centric Iraivi for instance. There were a number of ambitious and over-ambitious duds too, which made K-town hit the 100 mark a little earlier than previous years. Is that a good or bad sign? Trend will take care of giving us an answer to that. Before we get to our top picks, time to congratulate Vikram, Nayanthara, Mohan Raja, A. R Rahman & others on their Filmfare award wins!

 

Vetrivel (April 22, 2016)

141 min

  • U Rated
  • Directed by Vasantha Mani
  • Music by D. Imman
  • Shot by S. R. Kathir
  • Edited by A. L. Ramesh