Akshay-Kumar

Halitha Shameem

Where: Silu Karupatti

Why: Anthologies or films about a housewife’s friendship with Artificial Intelligence don’t exactly shout ‘box office hit’ in Tamil Nadu’s highly fragmented cinema business. But that’s what Halitha managed to do with Silu Karupatti, an anthology about four unusual love stories that avenged together to give us a delightful experience that had the sweetness of home made palm jaggery. Beyond the sweetness, the Tamil film also dealt with topics as varied as loneliness, class disparity, old-age and companionship in a way that you relate to all four stories, no matter how old you are.




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Karuna Kumar

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