In my mind the first big Tamil film of the millennium. I am pretty sure that good Tamil movies were made since 2000, but some Kaadhal was so different that I thought “oh, wow. We have arrived.” I haven’t seen Kaloori, but I doubt if the two are comparable. I am using the term with hesitation, but I think Kaadhal had a neo-realistic touch. The way that paati or (is it aachi) sits on the front room floor and curses everyone walking by. Sandhya’s father’s character. That montage during the song sequence. All of that was awesome.
Quite innovative. Cut from a knife going up the ass to a coconut coming down on another. awesome. Can Saravanan act? Like this? Phew! Never knew. And what a debut from Karthi. Pretty damn good. Even that girl Priyamani was good.
Liked it a whole lot less than the above two, but still a very good movie.
Have seen only in bits and parts, but extremely good.
Starting from 2000, do you have any Tamil movies to add?
I would like to make a top 10 list of Tamil movies since the 2000. Make your suggestions that will go into a new post.