Tamil film trade hopes to get again to its feet- The New Indian Specific

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CHENNAI: After a pandemic, a number of lockdowns, change in theatre capability allowance and having to hold a vaccine certificates to look at a movie on the large display screen, cinephiles have seen all of it in 2021. We did miss out on a number of extremely anticipated movies, however the brand new yr ought to appease our urge for food. 

This yr, we anticipate to see a deluge of releases, and will effectively be a difference-maker, compared with the comparatively mellow final two years that suffered from the pandemic and its after-effects. All that is, in fact, assuming that the Omicron scare does not flip into a much bigger menace.

Beginning with a bang

The yr is to start with some biggies, and Pongal is to see the much-awaited Valimai hitting screens. Vikram-Karthik Subbaraj’s Mahaan would possibly simply make it on time to offer Valimai some competitors although.

There are additionally the ‘pan-Indian’ movies, SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Prabhas-starrer Radhe Shyam whereas Dulquer Salmaan’s Salute too will hope to get some consideration. And all of this inside the first month of the brand new yr.

The residue

All these movies that waited it out to get a theatre launch have piled up and will slowly vie for screens quickly after the Pongal deluge.

We must always see movies of actors like Vijay Sethupathi (Maamanithan, Kadaisi Vivasayi, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kaadhal, Viduthalai), Dhanush (Maaran, Thiruchitrambalam, Naane Varuven, Sir) and Sivakarthikeyan (Don, Ayalaan, Singapadhai and an untitled movie with Anudeep KV) popping out.

Movies like Adho Andha Paravai Pola, Dhruva Natchathiram, Server Sundaram, Joshua Imai Pol Kaaka and Naragasooran, which had been accomplished a way back and couldn’t be launched for varied causes, are additionally anticipated to hit screens or stream on OTT platforms.

The Pan-Indian motion

That’s the brand new pattern in cinema. After RRR and Radhe Shyam, we’ll see Prabhas’ Salaar, Adipurush and Mission Okay which is able to launch in a number of languages together with Tamil. There’s additionally the much-awaited KGF 2 and the sequel to the lately launched Pushpa which did effectively in Tamil markets. 2022 may even see the discharge of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan, that includes actors throughout languages.

Director Shankar’s upcoming movie with Ram Charan may even goal for a launch throughout languages. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar’s Tatvamasi and Samantha’s Yashoda have related aspirations. Filmmaker AR Murugadoss and Bollywood producer Om Prakash Bhatt have introduced that they may bankroll a movie titled 1947 helmed by Kannada director Pon Kumaran.

Vishal has additionally signed a movie with Adhik Ravichandran billed as a pan-Indian venture. As we mentioned, that is the brand new pattern.

What to anticipate from Tamil cinema in 2022

Skills with out borders

2022 will see many Tamil stars making crossing borders and starring in different languages. Tamil actor Rahman is making his Bollywood debut with Tiger Shroff’s Ganapath Half 1. Lyricists Viveka and Arun Bharathi, who lately wrote songs for Annaatthe, are making their Malayalam debut with writer-director Manoj Okay Varghese’s Freezer Quantity 18.

Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum scriptwriter Sajeev Pazhoor might be making his directorial debut with a Tamil movie starring Yogi Babu. One other expertise from Kerala, Shine Tom Chacko is on board Vijay’s Beast. Samantha is reportedly making her Bollywood debut underneath Taapsee Pannu’s manufacturing banner.

Vijay Sethupathi is all set for Bollywood with Mumbaikar and one other movie titled Merry Christmas. The massive announcement of all of them is that Samantha might be doing her first worldwide venture with Preparations of Love.

Whereas Dhanush made his worldwide debut with 2018’s The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir, he grows greater in that area with Russo Brothers’ The Grey Man. It’s additionally mentioned that Nayanthara might be making her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan’s subsequent movie that may even mark director Atlee’s first Hindi movie.

The yr of bilinguals

Ram Charan’s movie with Shankar, billed to be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual will see the star in a Tamil movie for the primary time. Nearer residence, Aishwaryaa R Dhanush is predicted to direct a bilingual, whereas Regina Cassandra has executed Soorpanagai, which may even launch in Telugu as Nene Naa.

Director Lingusamy is helming a movie with Ram Pothineni that can launch in each Tamil and Telugu, and then again, Kunchacko Boban, Arvind Swami, and Eesha Rebba are teaming up for a Malayalam-Tamil bilingual titled Ottu.

Again to Tamil-Telugu movies, Shraddha Das and Grasp Mahendran might be starring in Arrdham and Amala Akkineni might be making her comeback to Tamil with Kanam that’s titled Oke Oka Jeevitham in Telugu.

Madhavan’s directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Impact is shot concurrently in Hindi, Tamil, and English. Sivakarthikeyan is making a Tamil-Telugu bilingual with Anudeep KV whereas Dhanush has Vaathi/Sir a bilingual by Venky Atluri and an untitled movie with Sekhar Kammula.

Vijay might be teaming up with Nationwide Award-winning director Vamshi Paidipally for his 66th movie touted to be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual. 

Sophomore efforts

This yr may even see promising administrators returning for his or her subsequent. After profitable rave opinions for Rocky, Arun Matheswaran will return with Saani Kaayidham starring Selvaraghavan and Keerthy Suresh.

Lenin Bharathi who made a stellar debut with Merku Thodarchi Malai will start work on his sophomore venture that might be co-produced by Pa Ranjith. Maragatha Naanayam director ARK Saravan’s second movie, produced by Sathya Jyothi Movies, will go on flooring this yr.

Rathindran, whose Boomika launched final yr, will see Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kadhai releasing this yr. Director Shanmugam Muthusamy, whose debut with the GV Prakash-starrer Adangathey is but to get launched, may even be finishing his second movie, starring Aishwarya Rajesh within the lead.

Sri Ganesh, whose 8 Thottakkal opened to essential acclaim, is again with Kuruthi Aattam.

Ought to Elan’s long-delayed Graghanam launch this yr, it would mark his second movie after Pyaar Prema Kaadhal. Director Virumaandi who made the affecting Ka Pae Ranasingam is teaming up with Sasikumar for his subsequent.

RJ Balaji’s second directorial, after 2020’s Mookuthi Amman, the Tamil remake of Badhaai Ho, titled Veetla Visheshanga, may even be out quickly. Pradeep Ranganathan who made his directorial debut with Comali is readying his second movie by which he may even star because the lead. Mandela director Madonne Ashwin has reportedly signed a movie with Sivakarthikeyan.

The rise of OTT movies

The earlier two years have seen the rise and rise of OTT platforms, and this yr, we will anticipate this area to develop additional. Amazon Prime Video’s four-film take care of Suriya’s manufacturing home ends with Oh My Canine which is predicted to stream from the primary quarter of this yr.

Whereas extra movies might be made particularly for residence viewing, some movies made for the large display screen will discover shelter in these OTT platforms too. Vikram-Karthik Subbaraj’s Mahaan is rumoured to be launched on Amazon Prime Video.

Equally, Dhanush-Karthick Naren’s Maaran is imagined to miss and go for launch on Disney+ Hotstar. Many movies like Saani Kaayidham, Sumo, Kannadi, Katteri and Naragasooran are anticipated to take the OTT route as effectively. We additionally know that Aha, the Telugu streaming platform, might be venturing into the Tamil net collection area this yr.

Ladies in entrance

A wholesome pattern is the variety of women-fronted movies in Tamil cinema rising by the yr. 2022 will see virtually all the highest feminine actors of the trade having a movie by which they’re enjoying the lead.

Nayanthara has Join whereas Samantha has a bunch of releases, beginning together with her newest venture Yashoda. Andrea has a number of movies arising like Maaligai, Kaa and Pisaasu 2. Kajal Aggarwal, then again, has movies like Ghosty and Uma that is headlined by her. Kajal, Regina, Janani and Raiza are additionally teaming up for director Deekay’s Karungaapiyam.

Trisha’s long-delayed Raangi might be out this yr and so will Amala Paul’s Adho Andha Paravai Pola and Cadaver. Hansika’s fiftieth movie and her first outing because the solo lead, Maha might be popping out quickly. Aishwarya Rajesh has Driver Jamuna and the Tamil remake of The Nice Indian Kitchen, other than a movie with Monster director Nelson Venkatesan and one other with actor Arjun.

Rakul Preet will headline director Vijay’s October thirty first Women Night time that additionally stars Nivetha Pethuraj, Manjima Mohan, Megha Akash, and Reba Monica John. Lakshmi Menon will quickly be seen in her first female-centred movie titled AGP. Varalaxmi has a horde of movies like Tatvamasi, Colors and Kannamoochi. Shraddha Srinath has Kaliyugam whereas Parvati has Rubam.

Behind the digital camera, Nayanthara’s manufacturing banner, Rowdy Footage will current Koozhangal which was India’s official entry to this yr’s Oscars. Dance choreographer Brinda is making her directorial debut with Hey Sinamika this yr whereas administrators like Halitha Shameem and Madhumita can have the anthology, Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyadha, releasing this yr.

Stars set to shine

In the meantime, Rajinikanth is but to verify his subsequent, whereas Kamal Haasan is sort of executed with Vikram and has additionally accomplished a giant portion of Indian 2. Vijay, who lately accomplished the shoot for Beast, will quickly start work on his subsequent.

After Valimai, Ajith’s movie with H Vinoth will start pre-production work instantly. Suriya has Etharkkum Thunindhavan prepared for launch and can quickly begin Vaadivaasal with Vetri Maaran and an untitled movie with Bala, certainly one of which may additionally launch this yr. Vikram’s Mahaan is prepared for launch and so is Cobra.

Dhanush has a slew of movies like Thiruchitrambalam and Naane Varuven slated for launch this yr. Silambarasan is at present taking pictures for Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu and Pathu Thala. Vijay Sethupathi has a number of movies able to launch whereas Sivakarthikeyan has accomplished Don and Ayalaan. On the entire, followers can anticipate a star movie virtually each month this yr.

The massive villain

The Omicron variant might effectively throw a spanner within the works and break all these plans. For now, all we will do is hope, masks up and get vaccinated.

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