Selvaraghavan’s Aayirathil Oruvan is a film that received recognition many years after its release. When it was initially released, it was an underrated film that many felt was too difficult to understand. However, we have now realised that the film is indeed a masterpiece. The movie deals with history and war; subjects that are emotionally and mentally draining. The entire climax is pretty saddening to watch. The scene when Muthu (Karthi) saves the Chola dynasty by escaping with the child next in line for the throne, makes you cry some happy tears of relief.
Kabali is not a film to shed tears for. It is a film starring our stylish Rajinikanth, and it was enjoyed with whistles, claps and cheers. With heroic dialogues and action sequences, Pa Ranjith really made us enjoy Rajinikanth on screen in his original flavour. But, even in this super classy film, the scene where Kabali (Rajinikanth) reunites with his wife Kumudhavalli (Radhika Apte) after 25 years does steer some sensitivity in all of us. We see Kabali and Kumudhavalli as real-life characters and cry when they finally get to live the life they deserved.