The cult favorite Aaranya Kaandam remains a classic of the Tamil New Wave. But with Super Deluxe, Kumararaja expands his cinematic universe and we are the lucky ones who get to witness it.
The ending of the film is a solid statement that it is not about a body, it is not about age or gender, it is about the desire to perform. It is about the satisfaction after that makes art an experience to live for, to die for and to come back from the dead for.
It shows us a love story that is of a particular era but has moments that are universally relatable. And, this is one film that is beautiful in many ways. That includes the performances, direction, writing, cinematography and of course, the music.
As for Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, there is a lot to talk about. It ranges from the technical details to the scenes that made it and some that should have made it. But one thing was clear to me seeing the film, this is Mani Ratnam reinventing himself.