The Top Tamil Directors of 2012
The most interesting aspect about Tamil cinema 2012 is that it was not the hyped and celebrated film-makers who made the most beautiful films, but the little known or hitherto unknown film-makers.
Here is our choice of the top five directors who made their mark in 2012.
Director: Balaji Saktivel
Film: Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Balaji Sakthivel tops the list for making the powerful and impressive Vazhakku Enn 18/9. The screenplay was unique and written by him, and the treatment was very sensitive.
Image: Balaji Saktivel explains a scene of Vazhakku Enn 18/9
Karthik Subbaraj is the find of 2012. The story of Pizza, a day in the life of a pizza boy connected with a mystery, was unique and interestingly told.
Image: Movie poster of Pizza. Inset: Karthik Subbaraj
As we have said before, Pandiraj is an immensely talented director who makes sensitive and path-breaking films.After the national award winning Pasanga, Marina also breaks new ground.
Image: A scene from Marina. Inset: Pandiraj
Film: Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi
Balaji Mohan is a very young film maker and the story he tells in his first feature film also is young.
Audiences could relate to this well made film.
Image: Balaji Mohan explains a scene to Siddharth
Prabhu Solomon had directed films before Mynaa. But it was after Mynaa that he was hailed as an important film maker in Tamil.
By making Kumki a better film than Mynaa, he has cemented his place in the list of film-makers who dare to experiment.
Image: A scene from Kumki