Tamil film industry has always fabricated movies ahead of their time. Though such films might not receive the kind of accolades they deserve at the time of their release, they will surely be spoken about for years to come.
Check out these 5 movies, that were way ahead of their
Directed by R Krishnan and S Panju, Ratha Kanneer was
bankrolled by Perumal Mudaliyar National Pictures. The movie
narrates the tale of Mohanasundaram, an arrogant man, who later is
doomed by his own karma.
Why was it ahead of its time: Released in 1954,
the movie addresses many social and civic issues that are relevant
even today. 49 years later, it was remade in Kannada as Raktha
Kanneeru and became a massive hit.
Directed by Bharathiraja and produced by J Padmavathi,
Sigappu Rojakkal stars Kamal Haasan & Sridevi. The
film talks about a psycho, who seduces and kills women.
Why was it ahead of its time: Psychological thrillers were a rarity in 1978. But
this film broke all stereotypes of Tamil cinema. It was later
remade in Hindi, Japanese and Russian languages.
Starring Kamal Haasan & Raveena Tandon in the lead,
Aalavandhan was directed by Suresh Krissna and produced by
Kalaipuli S Thanu. The film narrates the tale of two identical
twins, with two divergent characters.
Why was it ahead of its time: Several years
after release of Aalavandhan, American director Quentin
Tarantino acknowledged that the animation violence shown in this
film inspired the 'Manga' scenes in his Kill Bill
Helmed by Shankar and produced by AM Rathnam, Boys is
about 6 youngsters who succeed in life despite facing many
Why was it ahead of its time: Released in the
year 2003, the film conveyed what an average teen goes through in
the most blatant way possible.
Irandaam Ulagam narrates two parallel love stories
happening at two different planes of existence. It was directed by
Selvaraghavan and peoduced by Prasad V Potluri.
Why was it ahead of its time: Even today it is
a bit futuristic to talk about different planes of existence and
parallel worlds, though the movie was not executed well,
Selvaraghavan had believed in the concept 3 years ago.