Tamil cinema has come a long way when it comes to its visual appeal. Thanks to the improved technology; visual effects and the efficiency with which it gets portrayed on the big screen have improved considerably over the years.
The growth in this aspect of cinema has been evident like never
before in the last 5 years and is poised to improve even further in
the next decade.
Directors like Shankar and SS Rajamouli are trying hard to
treat their audiences with visual extravaganza which in turn is
showing its benefits at the box office.
Yes, visual brilliance alone could actually contribute
handsomely towards the movie's box office success, for it has the
power to fascinate the viewers.
Perhaps, that's one of the reasons why filmmakers spend tons of
rupees to shoot those perfect looking songs in some of the most
exotic places found on planet earth.
But visual brilliance in cinema does not limit itself to strange
looking places and VFX shots. Cinematographer plays a huge part in
making the movie visually breathtaking. While some does it by
bringing in exciting angles, some just collaborate well with their
respective colorist to produce magic on screen.
Considering all these factors, we have come up with 8 Tamil
films those were visually striking in the last 5 years (in the
This film was visually striking right from the word go and the
songs managed to take that factor to a whole new level. Marvelous
camera work, beautiful locations, lofty art direction and high
quality make-up artists were the reasons behind the film's visual
Puli was a definite visual treat as the colors
used in the film was dazzling enough to make it look spectacular.
Also, the VFX used in this film was of superior quality which
exposed Tamil audience to never before seen characters and
The last 45 minutes of Enthiran is enough to get this
movie on this particular list. VFX used to create a large humanoid
and other such characters were simply mind-blowing. Sleek visuals
along with the portrayal of robots contributed towards the visual
Two different tones were used in this movie and both were
visually striking. Art director Lalgudi Ilayaraja was largely
responsible in making Vishwaroopam visually
Billa 2 was predominantly shot in Goa and Georgia which
contributed to the film's visual brilliance. The climax scene which
includes the bombing of a train redefined visual brilliance in
Captured by Rajiv Menon, Kadal provided a unique
visual experience which was quite striking as well. Since it
exploited the beauty of nature, Mani Ratnam's Kadal
was visually special too.
Just like Kadal, Raavanan too depended heavily
on nature to produce magic on-screen. It did create magic alright
as the movie was visually spectacular.
O Kadhal Kanmani
O Kadhal Kanmani is a peculiar choice simply
because this flick highlights the geniusness of PC Sreeram. The
angles used in the film, especially songs, were out of this world
and hence contributing towards visual brilliance.