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2007: The year of off beat films!

By: By: Settu Shankar
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There are 10 off beat films released in the year 2007 with different stories and novel treatment. Thankar Bachan placed top among the off beat film makers with two of his popular films Pallikoodam and Onbathu Roobai Nottu.

Among these 10 films, Periyar and Onbathu Roopai Nottu share the honour equally. Interestingly, Sathyaraj played the lead role in both these films. The increasing number of such films gives more enthusiasm to the creators, who want to do experiments in parallel cinema.

Here are the top 5 off beat films released in 2007.

1. Onbathu Roobai Nottu Cast: Sathya Raj, Archana Direction: Thankar Bachan
2. Periyar Cast: Sathya Raj, Kushboo Direction: Gnana Rajasekaran
3. Kalloori Cast: Mukil, Tamanna Director: Balaji Shakthivel
4. Ammuvagiya Naan Cast: Parthiban, Barathi Director: Padma Magan
5. Mozhi Cast: Prakash Raj, Prithviraj, Jyothika Director: Radha Mohan

Apart from these five, there are Palli Koodam (Director –Thankar Bachan, participated in Cannes festival), Sringaram (three national award winning film) also released in the year. Evano Oruvan, the remake of Nishikanth Kamath's Dombivili Fast also considered one of the best off beat films released in this year. Kreedom, the remake of Mohan Lal's Malayalam hit and Oram Po also got a place among the top 10 of parallel cinema.

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