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Movies like

Baahubali

and

Puli

could open new floodgates, resulting in more films from a genre of cinema that once ruled the Tamil film industry, but which has been largely forgotten in the current mad rush of over-marketed films.

The genre I’m talking about is ‘Historical’. Previously, Tamil cinema was defined by historical films and such was the impact of these movie gems on its audience.

Will films like Baahubali and Puli open new doors in Tamil cinema?

Over the years the style of directing changed and with that something as grand as historical films was taken out of the equation which made it difficult for these films to come back.

But slowly, over the past few years, such films have found their way onto the big screen and, unsurprisingly, the audience response has been overwhelming as well.

But a major obstacle that filmmakers face today when attempting to recreate the magic of historical films is the challenge of recreating everything from costumes to buildings and the hostility involved in collecting lost and forgotten information.

But thanks to directors like Chimbu Deven and Rajamouli, South Indian cinema could see more historical films in the future. Also, with the kind of producers that Tamil cinema is blessed with today, the responsibility of making those kinds of films should now be taken on by our directors.

Check out the slides below for some of the recently released historical films in Tamil:

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Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi

Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi

You could say that Chimbu Deven has a flair for historical films. Although this film was intended to be a comedy film, the sets erected and the information gathered to present a complete metaphorical film are commendable. His next film

Puli

will have its own piece of history.

Hey ram

Hey ram

This star of Kamal Haasan tells the story of a Brahmin who gives up everything to prepare to assassinate the Mahatma. From the way it was portrayed to the overall feel of the movie, the story was written everywhere.

Madrasapattinam

Madrasapattinam

Directed by AL Vijay,

Madrasapattinam

is a love story with a historical twist. It revolves around a British girl who falls in love with an Indian before independence.

Kaaviya Thalaïvan

Kaaviya Thalaïvan

Set at the beginning of the 20th century, this director from Vasanthabalan speaks of a theater company. It has been said that the character of Vedhicka was inspired by the real life story of stage artist and singer KB Sundarambal.

Tenali raman

Tenali raman

Directed by Yuvaraj Dhayalan, this Vadivelu star is about a 15th century poet, Tenali Rama. A comedic angle was given to this film which had largely targeted children and family audiences.

Kochadaiiyaan

Kochadaiiyaan

India’s first 3D motion capture feature film was also a landmark film. In the distant future, if filmmakers find it extremely difficult to recreate something very historic using the technique we use today, then motion capture films might come to their aid.

Article first published: Thursday July 9th, 2015, 5:45 PM [IST]


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