A rhythmic epic set in the by lanes of Kamathipura, it is gritty yet poetic, its characters harsh yet gentle, a beautiful tale that explores the idea of transformation.
It is an action thriller with phenomenally choreographed action sequences while simultaneously being an exploration of caste politics. In true Vetrimaaran fashion, the film is charged and gritty while being sensitive.
This film by Pa. Ranjith is a fantastic film set in 70's Madras world of boxing and betting, it is an epic story of man's rise and fall in the ring and rise again, a testament to human perseverance.
A visually arresting epic using the folk aesthetic and transforming it into an action odyssey set in the jungles of Karnataka. It makes a comment on caste and indigenous rights.
Vetrimaaran's newest film is about the internal fight of a man between morality and duty. It is gritty and dark and filled with chaos, while also allowing the characters to breath.
An epic tale set in the Pandiyan empire based on the serialized novel by Kalki. Mani Ratnam's world building is fantastic, the scale of the landscape and the flow of the action sequences is impeccable.
John Woo uses his idiosyncratic action melodrama style to make this absolutely bonkers films about two men (played by John Travolta and Nicholas Cage) at odds with extremely high stakes. There are stunningly dramatic shots and the absolute suspension of disbelief not unlike Salaar.