Short films becoming BIG

A still from the Tamil movie 'Jigarthanda'

A still from the Tamil movie ‘Jigarthanda’

There is a new trend getting developed in south of India with regard to cine industry. Seems, youngest blood is flowing in South Indian cine industry. New Ideas and new ventures are really the best things coming out of the peninsular India.

Sandalwood (the name for Kannada film industry inspired by Hollywood) has witnessed Lucia a path breaking crowd funded movie of the nation. This is a novel attempt both in idea and production.

Mollywood (the name given to Malayalam film industry again inspired by Hollywood) is famous for its realistic and artistic.

Films like SWAS (Marathi) is also a novel attempt from peninsular India.

Soodhu Kavvum poster

But the real breakthrough comes from the heartland of South India; Chennai’s Kodambakkam which produces Tamil movies is making short films big, bigger, and biggest. Yes! A new trending is evolving in the glamour town of costal city. The recent films like kadhalil sodappuvathu eppadi, Mundasupatti, Pannyarum Padminium are expanded version of the short films with same names. These are quality short films appreciated by the crowd.

The Tamil Television called Kalaingar TV came up with a program called ‘Naalaya Iyakkunar’ (Tomorrow’s director) – which showcases short films in the given time. Aired over the weekend, the program gathered momentum from its first episode. The program gave too many young talents to the glitterati capital of south India.

Pannyarum Padminiyum Poster

While the above said movies are big film adaption from the originals, the movies like Soodhu kavvum, jigarthanda, Pizza are made by short film directors. These movies were well received by the native audience. Tamil movie industry is providing more varieties than ever. Tamil Movies which are famous for hero cult is taking a real turn now; Super Star Rajnikant comes from the same industry is the point to be noted.

Kamal Hassan, though called to be copy cat of Hollywood movies in Tamil – is a university by himself. He prepared the ground for the new talents. Now, Tamils can start understand any genre. This is what you can expect from a movie literate crowd.

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