2017 saw lots of interesting plots and circles with young and debutant directors once again taking charge and giving the biggies a run for their money. Down below is the list of my most favorite films of the year, ranked according to how good my film experiences were.
PS: This list will be updated by the end of January once I catch up with all the year-end releases such as Sathya, Aruvi, Chennai 2 Singapore, Maayavan and more.
1) Vikram Vedha
High: New-gen commercial cinema at its efficient core.
Low: The slightly dulled down Puli-Chandra track was a niggle, negligible though.
High: Real and hard-hitting with an amazing Nayanthara.
Low: The first 30 minutes where the film spices up pales in comparison to the later part.
3) Kurangu Bommai
High: Excellent performances in a true hyperlink thriller.
Low: Minor struggles in the love loop.
High: A sublime, enriched metro thriller.
Low: Prone to confusions if you drop your senses for a moment.
High: Porn for crime thriller fans.
Low: The elasticised length.
6) Theeran: Adhigaaram Ondru
High: Adrenaline-packed action.
Low: The underperforming romantic track.
High: Ram’s meticulous study of the borders between a man and a woman.
Low: The frustrating narrations which slow down the flow.
8) 8 Thottakal
High: MS Bhaskar and his whole arc.
Low: Brick faced hero.
9) Maragadha Naanayam
High: Liked how the fun quotient was kept on even while concocting many genres together.
Low: Takes time to start.
High: Deep and detailed social charge.
Low: Second half does not live up to the beauty of the first.
High: Intriguing low cost cyber drama.
Low: Amateurish making.
12) Pa. Paandi
High: One more worthy attempt in the rare feel-good genre.
Low: Not high on content, just feels.
13) Meyaadha Maan
High: Free-flowing comedy at its best.
Low: No actual plot, just well-planned comedy.
14) Kuttram 23
High: Novel book styled crime caper.
Low: Gets a little stagnant at times.
High: Great handling of a big star.
Low: Crater-sized logical loopholes.
High: Good load of thrills in a Fight Club like setting.
Low: Diluted by the romance track.
17) Oru Kidaiyin Karunai Manu
High: Laudable narrative and dialogues.
Low: A little too dramatic.
18) Adhe Kangal
High: Top level performance from the female antagonist.
Low: You get to know the twist really early.
High: Arjun in a well written thriller is always a charm.
Low: The climax reveal was a weak link.
High: Lots of reveals in this educative media wing thriller.
Low: KV Anand’s clumsy style.
Justu Missu: Spyder, Aval, Kadugu, Rangoon, Kadhal Kan Kattudhe