Vijay and A. R. Murugadoss’s second film is centered on the farmer issues, and the ruling corporates but the duo did not disappoint with the action either. If the first fight with the assassins is one to applaud, the coin fight sequence is one in which no director or action director would never be dreamt of.
Director Hari and Vikram created the cool, courageous and an interesting cop story with Saamy. Vikram plays Aaruchamy, DSP of Tirunelveli district who finds his own moral ways to survive corruption in the police department. This blockbuster is peppered with great chase and action sequences and the sequel is on the way.
Touted as the ‘action king’, Arjun’s films are mostly high in action but it all started with Jai Hind. A duty cautious cop, having lost his brother put on a mission along with a team to capture the terrorists in the hideout. Shot mostly in terrains such as forests and mountains, Jai Hind is a nail-biting thriller.
The remake of Telugu film of the same name, this Vijay starrer is about a cop in disguise to take the mafia groups headed by Prakash Raj. Vijay’s acting as a carefree gangster is a winsome performance and the film has high octane sequences right from the start. What do we else expect in a gangster movie?
Billa is a remake of Rajinikanth’s 70s movie directed by Vishnu Vardhan and stars Ajith and Nayanthara. Billa is the first stylish action film Tamil cinema has seen. No shouting and growling, this film is set in Malaysia to have amazing car chase sequence (who better than ‘Thala’ for chase sequence) and how can one forget Nayanthara’s entry.
This film directed by ace cinematographer P. C. Sriram is a gem. Layered with subtexts of terrorism and conflicts over good and bad, the film focuses on the mission of two police officers played by Kamal Hassan and Arjun, on a dreaded Naxalite played stupendously by Nasser. Adding to that, the film became India’s official entry to the Oscars.
The first neo-noir film of Tamil cinema, released in 2010, Aaranya Kaandam is a classic in its own way. This gangster drama with actors like Jackie Shroff and Kishore is way ahead of its time. The action sequence when Kishore learns about Jackie Shroff’s plan is one dreaded sequence and also the fight between two gangs later, with one of the best re-recording by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
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