So in short i couldn't select a Tamil movie for 2020 ...and for the year 2021 I could hardly find a competition for Pa.Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai.
After watching Pa.Ranjith's earlier two disappointing Rajini films, I did not have much expectation to start with. But this one brought the director of Attakathi and Madras back in the limelight. This is without doubt Ranjith's best and proves what he is really capable of if he is left to his own. Great story telling, carefully edited and presented tastefully with an amazing cast.... A boxing story set in the 1970s with layers of the social , cultural and political milieu of the day added deftly over the narration , makes for a long yet delightful and believable movie. Arya as the lead 'Kabilan' is perfect. Pasupathy as "Rangan master" has done what he does best! John Vijay as "daddy" and Shabbir as "dancing rose' are characters that will delightfully linger on your mind amidst the intensity of the movie. Santhosh Narayanan's background score has strengthened Ranjith as usual. This movie packs a punch !