Nayanthara’s acting, the emotions of the villagers and the story by itself is what made Gopi Nainar’s ‘Aramm’ a huge success. Much like many actresses in the industry today, Nayanthara proved herself capable of handling a film all by herself and making it a humungous success. Aramm deals with the ongoing water scarcity in various villages of Tamil Nadu. However, what makes the film outstanding is the strong emotions in between an existing social problem. Every scene was created using the tools of simplicity and substance.
Qarib Qarib Singlle (HINDI)
A commercial love story dealing with the love of this generation is what Qarib Qarib Singlle is all about. The chemistry between Irrfan Khan and Parvathi Menon is impeccable and these two actors know how to “act”. In fact, these are the actors who choose scripts that are strong, socially correct and yet, entertaining and worth watching. Parvathi’s debut into Bollywood cannot get any better. She was at her simple best with the right kind of emotions at the right places. Directed by Tanuja Chandra, this is one of the finest romantic-comedies this year.
The Ghazi Attack (TRILINGUAL)
Another under explored genre of Indian cinema are war dramas and The Ghazi Attack is a successful film because of its beautifully-crafted war story. Starring Rana Daggubati, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon and Taapsee Pannu, the film is inspired from the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war. The story revolves around an Indian Navy officer who along with his team stays in a submarine for 18 days. The film explores the mysterious conditions under which the submarine Ghazi sank near the coast of Vishakhapatnam in the year 1971.