Newton is an unusual and a rather very unexplored genre in Indian cinema. Listed in the black comedy series, ‘Newton’ has become a huge success as a commercial film with a good story. In fact, Newton, starring Rajkummar Rao has been nominated under the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category by the Academy Awards or the OSCARS. Directed by Amit V Maruskar, Newton is one a kind film which might take some wit and concentration to crack up and enjoy.
Vikram Vedha (TAMIL)
Vikram Vedha is one of the best commercial films of the year. Starring Vijay Sethupathi, Madhavan, Shraddha Srinath and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, the movie keeps one’s wit guessing the next move just like chess would do. Using the concept of ‘The famous tales of King Vikramadityan and Vetal’, directors Pushkar and Gayathri know how to keep their audience glued to their seats. What had made it the best was the unusually contrasting characters of Vikram and Vedha and the stunning characters they met while hunting for the “right and the wrong”. No two actors could have done justice to these two roles like Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. The two actors performed exceptionally well and the actresses did justice to the role given to them. It was in fact labelled as ‘the best film in Tamil this year so far’.
Njandukalude Naatil Oridavela (MALAYALAM)
A Malayalam movie starring Nivin Pauly and directed by Althaf Salim is a simple story which is a beautiful mixture of tragedy and comedy. The protagonist’s mother who struggles to survive through cancer and her everyday saddness was taken as the strength of the storyline and converted into a beautifully dark humour. One might find themselves smirking amidst all the struggle the family is going through while watching the film.The movie not only performed well at the box-office but consisted of an engaging story and yet again a power packed performance by Nivin Pauly. Yesteryear actress Shanthi Krishna was an absolute delight to watch onscreen.
Hindi Medium (HINDI)
The genre of comedy was well-used to convey a social message in the film Hindi Medium starring Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar. A knowledge on Right to Education (RTE) was well used here and talked about language barriers which is another issue the country is currently facing. Directed by Saket Chaudhary, the movie not only did decent at the box-office but one of the biggest commercial successes of the year in the Bollywood film industry.
Theeran Adhigaram Ondru (TAMIL)
Yet another successful film in the Kollywood industry, ‘Theeran Adhigaram Ondru’ is an unmissable cop-thriller based on the real-life story of the then DGP SR Jangid who paved way to keeping the highways of Tamil Nadu safe and sound. Karthi not just nails the role of Theeran, but also keeps the audience glued to their seats with the unexpected twists and emotional tragedies in between. The dacoity of ‘Bawarias’ was so well captured that the DGP himself was happy with the way the film was made.