Films you should have watched in 2011

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 02, 2012 06:24 hrs

Here is a list of films that were critically raved about and at the same time were pathbreaking and will be remembered

Vetrimaran’s screenplay and treatment along with Dhanush’s power packed awardwinning performance and GV Prakash’s soothing music made it memorable

Aranya Kaandam
Thiagarajan Kumararaja made an impressive debut with the raw, realistic and brilliant depiction of the mean streets of Chennai. His treatment was original and something new to Tamil cinema.

Engeyum Eppodhum
The film is a romantic drama with two parallel love stories set against the backdrop of a gruesome accident. M Saravanan has blended it beautifully with songs and comedy.

Mayakkam Enna
Selvaraghavan once again proved that he is a master at telling off-kilter emotional romantic tales with the right technical glitz and packaging.  Songs, acting from lead actors, camerawork and editing were top class

Debutant director Shanthakumar has come out with an edge of the seat riveting crime thriller with terrific plot twists and characterisations. The best thing about the film was the uncompromising manner in which the director packaged the film.

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Vaagai Sooda Vaa
A thought-provoking film which was beautiful, complete and laced with social consciousness.  Director Sargunam proves that a simple plot with interesting characters is all it takes to engage an audience. Cinematographer Omprakash and new music director Ghibran were major assets. 

It was a neat film about superstition and evil practices prevailing in our society. Director Rajkumar should be lauded and encouraged for making a small film with newcomers that exposes fake godmen, practitioners and con astrologers who create havoc in our society.

Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai
This simple feel-good film was brave attempt by director Suseenthiran who proved that you don’t need a good-looking hero to make a good-looking film. A simple and straightforward film about the bonding between a man and his pony, which touched your heart strings.