Senthil’s face has been mocked and he’s been kicked countless times by Goundamani. Is it even possible to make a list of films in which both their characters had a more or less equal footing, and where the comedy was not derived from just Senthil’s appearance?
It’s only right that Sanjay Mishra, a veteran of thankless roles, plays this hopeful tragic. He turns the film into an empathetic long-form piece about forgotten pieces, and in turn, forgotten fragments of our childhood.
In order of release date, here are the year’s most interesting and memorable films, from ‘Peranbu’ to ‘Irandam Ulagaporin Kadaisi Gundu’ (and excluding films releasing in the last weekend of December).