Starring Kathir and Anandhi, Pariyerum Perumal deals with the caste system and its problem. Although we look into the lives of two college students, the theme is extremely intense. We leave the theatre with a heavy heart and a lot of food for thought, no doubt. Two scenes, in particular, would have surely made us cry. One, when Pariyerum Perumal’s (Kathir) father is bullied and teased for his profession. Two, when Pariyerum Perumal is thrashed and urinated upon by Jothy’s family. This movie, and these scenes, not only made us cry but also made us think deeply about the kind of injustices people face in society.
Gautam Menon’s Varanam Aayiram is a film that makes us think about life. Through Suriya’s (Suriya) life, we think and rethink the decisions we have made so far in our life. The movie leaves us with a heartwarming feeling at the end. But, we have all broken down into tears when Meghna (Sameera Reddy) passed away in the flight accident. When Suriya went into depression and drugs, we felt like it was a personal loss and many of us broke down. The love story was portrayed so realistically that it really felt personal.