'Super Deluxe' Review: A New wave of Tamil CinemaModified On: 29 March 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
This is Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s second venture after 'Aaranya Kaandam' and he doesn’t disappoint.
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Samantha, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin
Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Tamil Cinema has never seen such a unique and unconvincing film.
Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s previous film Aaranya Kaandam was a critical success and this film is a spiritual successor of the former.
Like Aaranya Kaandam this film also has multiple storylines bound by an overarching philosophy.
The four stories are interwoven together which talks about infidelity, sex, gender identity, and spirituality.
Fahad Faasil and Samantha’s character have tension in their marriage life and it creates tension in their life.
A man has transferred into a woman and gives her name Shilpa, brilliantly portrayed by Vijay Sethupathi and this creates distress in his family.
Four teenagers try to get sexual pleasure by watching porn video but the pornstar played by Ramya Krishnan turns out to be one of the teen's mother.
The last is about a spiritual leader who tries to find god.
Every story deals with a taboo and it questions the mentality of the society and how the society judges these individuals.
Every character in the film is well written and the actors have done a clap worthy job.
Vijay Sethupathy is a different level actor, he brings a certain kind of vulnerability in the character. No mainstream actor have the guts like Vijay who plays a transwoman with no sheer of toxic masculinity showed in these mainstream ‘mass’ movies.
Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin, Samantha and Fahad Faasil also has done a fine performance.
Special mention for the four teenagers who have done a noticeable performance.
At last one actor who has done a path-breaking performance is Bagavathi Perumal who is a negative character.
Super deluxe is not everyone’s cup of tea, it has off-beat characters, dark humor that makes this film unique from other films.
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