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Super Deluxe Review by Naveen

UneXpected eXperience

Super Deluxe

– Review

If you are a fan of director Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s maiden film ‘Aranya Kaandam’, you should watch ‘Super Deluxe’, his second venture, without fail. And, if you disliked ‘AK’ and are a lover of cinema, you still have to watch ‘SD’.

‘Super Deluxe’, a spiritual successor to ‘Aranya Kaandam’, deals with four stories, penned by four filmmakers- Mysskin, Nalan Kumarasamy, Neelan K Sekar and Thiagarajan Kumararaja.

Its beauty lies in the way how Thiagarajan Kumararaja has packed the four tales into a wholesome film, powerhouse performance by its lead players, technical values and detailing.

There is a couple- Mukil (Fahadh Faasil) and Vembu, who are in a situation that tests their marital relationship. Leela (Ramya Krishnan), a former porn actress, is trying hard to save the life of her injured son.

A man (Vijay Sethupathi) becomes a transwoman Shilpa and his wife Jothi (Gayathrie) is hurt. Arputham (Mysskin), after facing a near death experience in tsunami, turns a religious nut.

There are a bunch of teenagers who are driven by sexual desires. And there is a heartless, wicked and horny police officer (Bhagavathi Perumal). What connects these people?

And wow, what a performance by Vijay Sethupathi. His portayal of Shilpa stays in our heart even a long time after we left the cinema hall. Kudos to Samantha for delivering a bold performance.

Ramya Krishnan, Fahadh Faasil, Mysskin and Bhagavathi Perumal have delivered award-winning performance. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s background score is another lead player.

P S Vinod and Nirav Shah have made Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s vision into a reality with their beautiful picturisation of scenes. Sathyaraj Natarajan has smartly edited the movie.

Certain scenes may confuse you and may make you think twice. But that’s the trick of the director. Films like ‘Super Deluxe’ are a rare happening in Tamil cinema and it falls under ‘don’t miss’ category.

Rating: 4 out of 5

By Naveen


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