super deluxe

After a lot of waiting, the two-minute trailer of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe is finally out and one word comes to mind after watching it: unbelievable.

Told in the voice of Vijay Sethupathi, who plays a transwoman named Shilpa in the film, the trailer slowly builds pace as the narrator takes us through an exciting dilemmatic situation where a man is torn between a python and a tiger. With every passing second, both the music and the cuts come alive to build tension as we follow the lives of the transwoman, three teenage boys, characters played by Samantha and Fahadh Faasil, and the middle-aged man played by Mysskin.

Each set of characters seem to have been lit very differently from the other in this extremely well-edited trailer. A shot which features Mysskin almost resembles the climactic confession scene in the director’s own Onayum Aatukuttiyum.

And despite all the crying and the running, the trailer also manages to slow down to offer a hint to hope, even in the face of despair. It is easily the best Tamil trailer in recent times.

Super Deluxe is co-written by Mysskin, Nalan Kumarasamy, and Neelan K. Sekar. Cinematographers of the films include PC Sreeram, PS Vinod and Nirav Shah.

Yuvan Shankar Raja is the film’s music director.

The film, which is being distributed by YNOTX, will release on March 29. 

Watch the trailer here:

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