The Mayans have predicted it; prophecies surrounding it were discussed for years now, so if this is really it, you should ideally not miss some of the finest master pieces of Tamil cinema. So go ahead, bunk your college, skip your meetings and send the day off to your employees and grab some popcorn. Why? Because IndiaGlitz brings to you a pile of must see movies of Kollywood, so run along and fetch these DVD's before Doomsday on 21st December.
We have split movies of 3 timelines and movies are based on Drama, Romance, Action, Thriller etc and of course unique acting. A movie is an inspiration to other movies and any sensible movie forms the cult status for a long time to come, some of them to ponder:
Old is Gold:
Chandralekha: One of the oldest and long running movies of that period, which gave Tamil cinema its entry to World Cinema is Chandralekha. The 1948 epic love picture with a mega budget of 30 Lakh, this film is a milestone in Tamil film industry with opulent songs and sinister plots.
Ayirathil Oruvan: Revolutionary Leader MGR's flawless performance, Nambiar's odious crimes, Jaylalitha's lovable attitude, Nagesh's tummy tickling fun and M.S.Viswanathan's Music made the movie a unforgettable one and paved way for MGR's Political career.
Enge Veetu Pillai: When its MGR, people could never get enough of him and a dual role is what any fan could've asked for. MGR and MS Viswanathan's combo delight is a treat in this movie and never miss this master piece if you are up for some whistles and thrills.
Veerapandiya Kattabomman: Shivaji as Kattabomman gives a tremendous act and the scene when Kattabomman confronts Jackson instantly comes into our mind. This movie is sure to give you the Goosebumps with Shivaji's powerful acting and a sense of what rebellion and freedom fighting is.
Parasakthi: One can never forget the impeccable and revolutionary dialogues from Parasakthi. Former chief minister M.Karunanidhi's power packed dialogues and Shivaji Ganesan's master class acting made this movie a unforgettable watch. Ask your grandfather and Parasakthi would be the impromptu answer.
Moondram Pirai: Balu Mahendra's best direction till date casts Kamal and Sridevi excelling in their roles. How a simple storyline can influence the hearts of millions is the beauty of this movie. It got Kamal his maiden national award and his acting brought tears of empathy in the climax.
Nayagan: A landmark in Indian cinema, this Tamil blockbuster was remade in several languages and Kamal earned yet another National award. Based on the struggle of South Indians in Mumbai the film also had an underground milieu, which earned remarkable respect to Velu Nayakar.
Annakili: In a period when Tamil cinema industry was desperately in search of a musician who could make heads turn, Ilayaraja arrived with a bang. The film was a blockbuster and formed the era of Ilayaraja the musical maestro.
16 Vayathinile: The emotive story showcases how vulnerable women are and this is Bharathiraja's maiden direction. Rajini as Parattai is as sly as a fox, Kamal as Chappani the innocent lad and Sridevi the attractive teacher give a enjoyable performance. You are sure to keep remembering "Pathavachitiye Parattai" after watching this movie.
Michael Madana Kama Rajan: The Mother of all comedy flicks is what this movie is. Featuring a large ensemble cast, this picture portrays Kamal in four contrasting roles separated by birth and reunion in later part of their life. If you want to go down laughing on 21st December, then this is the movie you should be watching.
Thalapathi: The film loosely based on the friendship factor in Mahabarata, depicted Rajini and Mamooty in pivotal roles. Manirathnam's excellent direction, and Ilayaraja supplementing with spellbound music makes this movie a definite watch. Rajini's Thalapathi and Baasha are some must movies if you are a diehard Rajini fan.
Indian: Kamal Hassan, A.R.Rahman and Shankar give a movie which can make you glued to the screen. Kamal as the post freedom fighter, fighting for a bribe free country forms the plot and Shankar's mega budget venture broke all records at that time.
Kathaluku Mariyathai: For all those who get smitten, this is a mellow movie with a message. The story of lovers eloping and then the unfading affection of their parents provokes them to separate again. This was a trend setter at that time and found a soft spot in the hearts of millions. Illayaraja's music was also the backbone of this movie. Go watch this movie if you are in Love struck.
Vaali: Ajith's award winning performance till date gave him the much required break. Formed on the storyline of Ramayana's Vaali and Sugreev, SJ Surya gives the viewers a sniff of thriller and drama in the plot. Simran's acting skill was the talk of the town and never makes you run for a snack in the middle of the movie.
Alaipayuthey: Love has always been the basement for so many movies, and this movie carved a niche in the romantic genre. The film portrays Madhavan and Shalini as lovers who go against the will of their parents and then get plagued by maturing love. Alaipayuthey modernized Tamil cinema in the love arena and was one of A.R.Rahman's magnum opus as a music director.
And if you still do have time before the Doomsday after watching all these movies, we suggest you to watch the other pages of IndiaGlitz for Cinema information on the fingertip.