It looks like this quarantine time will last longer than what we had imagined. Isolated at home, maybe alone, it is important to keep our spirits high. But we’ve almost binge on all the online content available on OTTs, and now we are thinking about what should we watch next. Well, no worries, today we brought a list of movies down from the south, which is high in terms of quality.
A retelling of the folktales of Vikram and Betal, this cat and mouse game between a cop and a criminal is entertaining, thrilling, and utterly compelling. With suspense that will keep you guessing, a tight screenplay where even a small product has a purpose or a later meaning and so much symbolism – even the colors. Besides, the performances of Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi make this movie a treat to watch.
Aruvi is all about being a female in a country dominated by men and prejudices. Aruvi is a simple girl who is forced to take a stand against the struggles that life throws at her, and her story will touch every woman’s heart and – hopefully – give a rude awakening to every man.
Set in the ’80s, Rangasthalam tells the story of an innocent villager with a hearing impairment, who gets embroiled in a political feud involving his elder brother. Directed by Sukumar, the film has Ram Charan delivering the finest performance of his career in this drama that evokes a sense of nostalgia for a bygone era and takes us on a journey to a land where caste and class divide, bruised egos, and politics tear lives apart. The film also has one of the best climax sequences of the decade, apart from a terrific soundtrack and breathtaking cinematography.
The film is a period drama and shows that South Indian films are no longer restricted to movies like Baahubali. The action sequences in the film are well done, which makes it worth a watch. Both the parts will keep you engaged until the very end.
The movie empathetically captures the unusual love stories of characters who are rarely found in the cinematic universe. Populated primarily by non-professional actors, the charm of the movie lies in how it is able to non-judgmentally look at all its characters. Apart from the quirkiness and the loveliness of the individual stories, the movie also manages to smoothly weave each strand into a wider socio-political context.
A coming-of-age film about three cousins who move to that big city adored by Malayalis for work, love, and rebellion. But these paths are a roller coaster between facing challenges and appreciating life for what it is. This story of urban Malayali youth is more complex and less judgemental than earlier movies in the same vein.
‘96 is all about love. Trisha and Vijay Sethupathi in this movie did exactly what we all craved for, visiting our past with the illusion of a second chance. You will travel with the duo down the memory lane, of their relationship and yours too. The writer has decided to play with the nostalgia of school life, which is relatable. The connect will be deeper if you have ever had a high school crush.
Sit down with a cup of suleimani and watch the film that turned baby-faced Dulquer Salmaan into a hero, with the added bonus of drooling over some Malabari cuisine. The feel-good film is a must-watch for Dulquer fans and for those who couldn’t get enough of him with Nithya Menen in OK Kanmani.