Crow’s Egg Platter
- Pizza (2012)
Directed by: Karthik Subbaraj
A thriller about a pizza delivery boy. Subbaraj’s next was Jigarthanda (2014). His Iraivi opened last week.
- Visaranai (2016)
Directed by: Vetrimaaran
Tells the story about a group of migrant workers picked up by the police and the system at work. Vetrimaaran is famed for his iconic Aadukaalam.
- Kaaka Muttai (2015)
Directed by: M. Manikandan
About two slum kids longing to have a pizza. Manikandan’s latest, Kutrame Thandanai, premiered this year at a fest.
- Soodhu Kaavum (2013)
Directed by: Nalan Kumarasamy
A dark comedy about a kidnapping. Kadhalum Kadanthu Pogum, his rom-com, released this year.
Somewhere towards the middle of the Tamil film Visaranai (or Interrogation), an influential auditor intones patronisingly to the cop questioning him: “Systemdhaan perisse, naamba verum pawns (The system is bigger than all of us, we are mere pawns.)” A new crop of films rolling out of Kodambakkam is in fact bucking the system, giving Tamil cinema a hard edge. For instance, Visaranai, directed by Vetrimaaran, who won a national award for the iconic Aadukalam, drags audiences into the innards of a police station and makes them feel the thwack of the lathi.