The third quarter of 2016 saw quite a few critically acclaimed performances pitted against just the one blockbuster candidate – Superstar Rajni‘s Kabali which despite being a brilliant attempt that deserved more recognition, failed to live up to the misleading pre-release hype and set a sobre tone for the rest of the quarter that largely served quantity over quality! Notable disappointments included biggies Thodari and Irumugan while the low-key releases like Andavan Kattalai and Kutrame Dhandanai hogging the limelight. Joker turned up the heat big time and proved to be the ultimate dark horse that had a unanimous positive response in stark contrast to many other movies that led to polarizing opinions among both critics and the general public. Now lets walk through those deserving movies that made it to our top-picks:

Kabali (July 22, 2016)

150 min

  • U Rated
  • Directed by Pa. Ranjith
  • Music by Santhosh Narayanan
  • Shot by G. Murali
  • Edited by Praveen K.L