May 22, 2022

Ashokism award 2021..Sarpatta Parambarai

 

The Covid lockdown years of 2020-2021 have not given me many good Tamil movies to watch. So my entire interest had shifted to Malayalam films. I was instantly sucked into  Malayalam films with their variety of themes and honest story telling. Thanks to the lockdown and OTT platforms, I could discover some of the best of Malayalam movies of the past few years with extremely varied subjects like Kumbalangi nights, Trance, ayyapanum koshiyum,  RIP, angamaly dairies, joji just to name a few.

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 !

Best Song 2021 : Kanda vara sollunga
Composer : Santhosh Narayanan
Singer : Kidakuzi Marriyammal
Lyrics : Mari Selvaraj
Movie : Karnan


Special mention : Enjoy Enjaami
Composer : Santhosh Narayanan
Singers : Dhee and Arivu
Lyrics : Arivu
Album : Maajja





10 comments:

  1. Glad you have found some good films that you can enjoy. Have a great week, stay safe, Valerie

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  2. I'm total with you! Sarpatta has captured that periodic feeling perfectly, and Arya has labored hard for that role. The Malayalam film industry is quite a gem, and I've watched all the films you've highlighted. I am grateful to OTT; without it, I would not have had the opportunity to explore other language films.

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  3. Is he your Indian Rocky?

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  4. Sounds like a good movie, glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. I've never heard of Tamil! I'm glad you enjoyed!

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  6. that's one thing good Covid did, leave time for lots of movie watching which it sounds like you did.

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  7. I've been meaning to watch Sarpatta Parambarai. Now that you speak highly of it, I'll watch it soon. (Watching 12th Man, today. :))

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  8. Had never heard of this movie, thanks for sharing

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  9. Happy to note that Malayalam movies have excelled in viewers' viewpoint. Good write up.

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