The advent of short films has seen a sweeping array in the way movies are made nowadays. Several reality shows encourage young minds to come into the world of direction, which was earlier restricted to very few masterminds such as K Balachander, K.S. Ravikumar, Mani Rathnam Bharathiraja and so on. Reality shows such as Naalaya Iyakunar has given several aspiring directors the ticket to their success story. Take a look at the way cinema has taken a huge turn after the entry of these game-changing directors.
Balaji Mohan was one among the first small time directors that had a success story. After the short film
Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi
became viral on the Internet, he worked on it to make it a feature film starring Siddharth and
. He has been a role model for several aspiring directors that have paved their way into Kollywood.
Karthik Subbaraj entered the field of direction with the short film ‘Dark Game’, a thriller starring American actors. However he did not get much recognition from this, but still landed himself a feature film in Kollywood, Pizza. Pizza was a huge success, starring
and Ramya Nambeesan.
3. Alphonse Putharen
The entire country is raving about the Malayalam movie Premam. It hit the theatres last May and it was successfully running in the theatres till last January. The one to have directed this mind blowing movie is Alphonse Putharan, who debuted with his short film Angel. His first movie in Kollywood, however was Neram, which was also known to have a brilliant storyline. His work is considered to be impeccable as he has a wonderful team that takes care of perfecting the movie to bring out the best.
Before he earned critical acclaim for the famous Tamil black comedy
, Nalan Kumarasamy debuted with a comedy film, Nenjukku Neethi starring Kreshna. Soodhu Kavvum was a blockbuster hit, as it was a completely different story in comparison to the existing Tamil movies. The movie starred Vijay Sethupathi and Sanchitha in lead roles.
Atlee is remembered pretty well for his debut Tamil feature film,
starring Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya in lead roles. Raja Rani promoted the idea of “life after love failure” which was considered a brilliant portrayal of people’s lives. However, his journey started much earlier with his first short film Mugaputhagam, a comedy thriller starring Sivakarthikeyan in the lead.
However, the sudden burst of talent into Kollywood, has put the entire system of movies to test.
The sudden urge for versatility in Tamil cinema has not just introduced brilliant directors, but it has also brought about several new talents with regard to music and acting into the limelight.
We’re not complaining about the legends in the music industry, but it is refreshing to listen to new and young adults with impeccable music knowledge.
, Ghibran and Anirudh Ravichandran have proved to completely change the setup of the Tamil music industry.
What’s more refreshing than new talents proposing new ideas?
That’s what keeps Tamil cinema uprooted and functioning.