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16 years of Subramaniapuram – Here’s why the Sasikumar directorial is a must watch

Here are a few reasons why you must revisit this gangster film, which is streaming on Sun NXT. The movie is also accessible on OTTplay Premium.

16 years of Subramaniapuram – Here’s why the Sasikumar directorial is a must watch

Poster of Subramaniapuram

Last Updated: 11.25 PM, Jul 04, 2024

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Sasikumar's blockbuster Tamil film Subramaniapuram has completed 16 years of its release. Sasikumar made his directing debut with the film, which is regarded as a cult hit that later set new trends. In the movie, Sasikumar portrayed the main character himself. Samuthirakani, Jai, and Ganja Karuppu were essential to the project's success, along with other aspects. Swathi Colours was the female lead.

It went on to become one of the year's biggest commercial successes in Tamil. The movie was dubbed into other South Indian languages as well. James Vasanthan composed several chart-topping songs for the project, which was praised on all fronts.

Here are a few reasons why you must revisit this gangster film, which is streaming on Sun NXT. The movie is also accessible on OTTplay Premium.

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Special place in Tamil cinema's history

Numerous later-released films, such as the Bollywood film Gangs of Wasseypur, were influenced by this gangster drama. On the film's tenth anniversary, director Anurag Kashyap has expressed gratitude for Sasikumar's direction, citing how it inspired him as a filmmaker and narrator. However, Sasi directed just one film after Subramaniapuram.

Rustic plot

Described as a gangster drama with a rural Madurai setting, the film's compelling screenplay kept viewers glued to their seats. This movie, which is further improved by its storytelling style, is a must-see for fans of realistic stories. The movie is about Azhagar and his friend Paraman, who turn themselves in to the police after killing the person who made Kanugu's brother look bad. Nevertheless, a dramatic conclusion results from their quick discovery that Kanugu was misleading them.

Stellar film in all aspects

The cast as a whole gave outstanding performances that added a more realistic touch to the film, in addition to receiving critical acclaim for its story. With its picture-perfect recreation of Madurai in the 1980s, its realistic setting and filming, and its low budget, the film manages to pull off an impressive production.

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