Though a parallel cinema may not be a choice for many, they too can make an interesting watch on a weekend. Non-commercial films address several issues in the country with their realistic visuals and aesthetics. Parallel cinema that originated in the ’50s narrates simple stories from our day-to-day lives. Though Tamil films are known more for their commercial and mass appeal, the industry has produced several interesting unconventional films that convey messages about caste issues, pothole-ridden roads and several other socio-political issues.
Here is a list of parallel movies in Tamil that you can watch to get you introduced to a new wave of cinema.