2015 has been a great year especially for Movie aficionado. A total number of 202 Tamil movies were released up to December 25, the last Friday of the year. Good movies were much-admired and bad movies were criticized, irrespective of their banner, star-cast and of course the budget.
Here is the list of 10 movies of the 2015 that have been highly-praised and made a mark in Kollywood.
This marks the return of the much-famed actor Jyothika in a women-centric avatar. 36 Vayadhinile is all about women empowerment and environmental sensibility. Jyothika’s performance has been widely recognized and appreciated.
This is one such intensely hyped movie of 2015. Bahubali is just another commercial entertainer made in humongous budget. The reason why I quoted this movie in my list is because this movie made strong impact both locally as well as globally. It features some of the outstanding shots ever made in Indian Cinema. With its sequel releasing this year, viewers are gearing up to know why Kattappa killed Bahubali.
Indru Netru Nalai
The concept of time travel, famous among Hollywood film makers, has been introduced for the first time in Kollywood and has been well received by the viewers. R. Ravikumar (Writer & Director) has made a fitting debut weaving this novel tale.
Papanasam is a remake of the yesteryear blockbuster Mollywood movie Dhrishyam, featuring Mohanlal as a lead. Initially, Jeethu Joseph (Director) approached Rajnikanth for this movie, which didn’t work out. Trust me, Papanasan wouldn’t have come up this way featuring Rajnikanth in lead. It is because of Kamalhassan and his casual approach to the script that made this movie charming.
Read the Full Review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/07/papanasam-movie-review.html)
Kakka Muttai (Crow’s Egg) is a light hearted, enjoyable experience, one should never miss. It is one such movie that will make you feel and experience the beauty of the slum with utmost passion. There are some awe-inspiring performances that would fascinate you on the due course of the movie.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/06/why-kakka-muttai-is-so-special.html)
Veteran film maker Mani Ratnam has made a fitting comeback making a movie in a genre he is well-known for – Romance. OK Kanmani is an ordinary and usual light-hearted, romantic movie, which was made an extraordinary movie because of two things, its exceptional music by AR Rahman and an inventive cinematography by PC Sriram.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/04/ok-kanmani-movie-review.html)
Naanum Rowdy Than
Vijay Sethupathi, known for his body language and express-paced dialogue delivery, has rocked yet again in this rom-com Naanum Rowdy than (NRT). Vignesh Shivan, who had a disastrous start with Podaa Podi, has come up with an interesting and entertaining movie that is free of flaws.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/10/naanum-rowdy-than-movie-review.html)
This is one of the best narratives, featured last year. Amid (Writer & Director) certainly falls on the list of modern age film maker alongside Karthik Subburaj, Nalan Kumarasamy and Pa. Ranjith. Film making is all about experimentation and testing patterns, that’s what Amid has worked out here with the narration part that is intriguing as well as puzzling.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/05/rajathanthiram-movie-review.html)
Uttama Villain is a classic addition to Tamil cinema with a substantial and comprehensive plot well supported by the subplots. It has some amazing star cast with remarkable performances. It is a kind of movie that induces you to think and comprehend every scene and dialogues and as well relate with our real life experiences.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/05/uttama-villian-movie-review.html)
Thani Oruvan is an elegant cop movie with ample twist and turns to keep you captivated. Raja has worked very well on the script and I particularly like his to-the-point approach. Arvind Swamy has made a terrific comeback as a charming yet suave villain. This movie is going to be remade in almost five languages, a phenomenal deed by any Tamil movie.
Read the full review here (http://creatikaa.blogspot.in/2015/09/thani-oruvan-movie-review.html)
p.s. this list is completely based on what I have seen last year. I have missed quite a few in the list that is because I haven’t seen them. May be you can enlighten the list adding some noteworthy movies released last year.