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Best of Tamil Movies

December 27, 2006
2006 has been a pretty good year for Tamil films, at least commercially. Quite a few films completed 100 days and many made handsome profits. Quite a few were above average artistically too. As usual, there were no films that could be termed as unadulterated 'good' cinema. National award winning Malayalam filmmaker T.V.Chandran's Aadum Koothu starring Cheran and Navya Nair is one such film but has not been released in the theatres so far though, it was there at the Indian Panorama at the IFFI, Goa.

Vettayadu Vilayadu

Gowtham Menon is one of the hottest young filmmakers in Tamil. Kamal Haasan is an actor par excellence. As a school boy, Menon was enamoured of Kamal's award winning portrayal of Velu Naykar in Nayakan. When the two decided to come together, and that too Kamal playing his age, as a middle aged cop, expectations were sky high. The film didn't disappoint anyone. It turned out to be a blockbuster. Weak hearted men and especially women could not digest the raw violence in the film. But the film was appreciated by the mass and the class. It is the number one Tamil film of 2006.

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Text: Shobha Warrior
Also read: Top Tamil Heroines

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