From Mersal To Iru Mugan – Four Tamil Masala Films To Watch During Lockdown
When we first heard the cases of individuals in India testing positive coronavirus, the authorities began to take measures. While few of the people started to go into self-isolation to maintain a social distance. Many companies requested their employees to work-from-home. However, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown to stem the spread of the virus, people began to panic, while a large chunk of the nation began vigorously shopping as to stock things before they may fall short of it. But some privileged ones like us started stockpiling movies to binge-watch during this isolation period. For the ones who failed to, fret not, we have curated a list of masala entertainers that you can binge on.
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Helmed by Atlee and bankrolled by Thenandal Films, Vijay’s film revolves around Maaran, a doctor, who is falsely arrested for the murder of his colleague, Dr. Arjun Zachariah. However, the doctor soon discovers that the real culprit is a lookalike, who aims to expose corruption in the medical industry. There is no doubt that Vijay’s Mersal is a masala, mass film and it could get you just the right vibe as you watch during this lockdown dinner time with your family.
Vijay Sethupathi starrer Sindhubaadh is a tale of a thief named Thiru (Sethupathi), whose life revolves around petty robberies carried out with his accomplice Super (Surya). This action mass entertainer is sure to impress audiences. Sindhubaadh, that sees Vijay Sethupathi and his son, Surya Sethupathi sharing screen space, is written and directed by SU Arun Kumar. It is bankrolled by SN Rajarajan and Shan Sutharsan under the production banners Vansan Movies and K Productions.
Dhilluku Dhuddu 2
DhillukuDhuddu2 is a horror-comedy, written and helmed by Rambhala. Bankrolled by Santhanam (who is also the lead actor in the film), the film revolves around the characters Viji (Santhanam) and his uncle (Motta Rajendran), who basically are the troublemakers in their locality. Comedian Santhanam became the talk of the town when his Dhilluku Dhuddu When the film opened to a great response at the box office, emerging as a surprise hit, Comedian Santhanam became the talk of the town. Well, the film has a lot of scary yet funny incidents and can be the perfect watch for this weekend while stuck at home.
Iru Mugan, starring Vikram, Nayanthara and Nithya Menen, is a story of a tussle between an Indian RAW agent, Akilan Vinod and an international drug dealer (transgender), Love. Vikram, who is known for his mass masala entertainers, was lauded for his bold attempt in this film. Helmed by Anand Shankar, Iru Mugan revolves around Akhilan, who is assigned to track the culprit responsible for the attack on the Indian Embassy in Malaysia. Stay tuned!
Nithilan Swaminathan’s Kurangu Bommai is a crime thriller, which revolves around a golden idol worth Rs. 500 crore and how it impacts the various people who are trying to get their hands on it. The film showcases how the need and greed for money dictate human behaviour. Starring Vidharth and veteran actor Bharathiraja, Kurangu Bommai is a gripping, realistic film. Its tightly-woven plot is sure to keep the watcher hooked to the screen for the entire duration.
Vijay Vasanth and Samuthirakani’s 2016 offering Achamindri is a story that revolves around 4 people – Sathya, Malar, Shruti and Sakthi. While Sakthi is a pickpocket, Sathya is a cop and they love Malar and Shruti respectively. However, their lives change when Sakthi and Sathya unearth an education system racket and try to solve the mystery behind a crime. Will Sakthi and Sathya be able to expose the wrongdoers? Watch Achamindri, now streaming on ZEE5.
If you would like to watch more such shows, check out Nachiyarpuram, now streaming on ZEE5.