Oru Kadhalan Oru Kadhali
Kisna The Warrior Poet
Lady Catherine, a wealthy British woman, arrives in India to donate Rs 3500 Crores to charity as part of India’s Republic Day Celebrations. Before she can hand over the money, she requests a visit to Devprayag, where India’s 2 great rivers Bhagirithi and Alaknanda meet to form the mighty Ganges River. At Devprayag, Lady Catherine remembers her childhood and narrates her story to the small crowd, which includes a journalist.
A Sathyamangalam-based photographer Gopi and his assistant Alagumani arrive at a remote village called Mundasupatti on an assignment. The natives of this village are superstitious; they fear getting photographed, believing it will lead to death. Gopi falls in love with the village chief’s daughter Kalaivani but is constantly troubled by her uncle Muniskanth. Does Gopi get his lady love?
J. C. Daniel
CELLULOID depicts the life and times of Dr J.C. DANIEL, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema. A story panning over 70 years between 1926 and 2000, CELLULOID tells the story of how Daniel made the first Malayalam motion picture. ‘VIGATHAKUMARAN’ . Celluloid further follows the demise of J.C Daniel since this incident, and covers his life story to his death bed. How he died without being recognized for his work, as he did not have a single piece of film roll to prove he had actually made such a film. In a day and age, when films are everything that is glamorous about our society, it’s a worthwhile look back at the man who started it all.
Karuthukalai Pathivu Sei
A girl befriends a guy through social media and falls in love with him. She travels to Chennai to be with him and quickly realizes the trap laid for her. This story revolves around social media exploitation and how a single girl faces it. Can she overcome this grave situation?
Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu
Rambabu (Pawan Kalyan) owns a garage and is a mechanic. But he is a different young man who is sensitive to injustice and doesn’t hesitate to take action as a responsible citizen. Soon, his actions catch the attention of media person Ganga (Tamannah) who brings him to the news channel she works for and gets him a job as journalist. Meanwhile, Rana (Prakash Raj) is an aspiring chief minister and his father (Kota) is an opposition party leader. Both keep hatching plots to bring down the government. Few situations lead Rana to clash with Rambabu. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
The film begins with happening in the cornfields in a village in South India, where a British forest ranger, who is in charge of the fields, has been alerted by some strange noises coming from deep inside the fields. He sets out with his dog and searches for the source of this strange noise, then suddenly the dog is being dragged inside and brutally killed by an unknown beast creature. Then, the forest ranger is also dragged inside and killed by the creature. Then the film shifts to the 1970s, where a college farewell party for Sir Arthur Wellington College is taking place. Two college friends, Amudhan and Vendhan, who is the son of the alcoholic college watchman Vethagiri, have decided to stay back in the college hostel and spend the vacation there.
For astrological reasons, a father (Azhagan Thamizhmani) has to leave his son Rudran (Arya) in Kashi for 14 years. 14 years later, repenting his act, he goes with his daughter in search of the boy. He finds him there but is shocked to learn he has become an Aghori, a fierce and tigerish sadhu. He brings him back to Tamil Nadu as he had promised the boy’s mother. The story takes a turn here and introduces us to the world of physically and mentally challenged beggars, a world controlled by the cruel Thandavan (Rajendran). Hamsavalli (Pooja Umashankar) is a blind girl who was with a group of street actors, but on one day was forcefully separated from her troupe and made to join the beggars controlled by Thandavan. Soon, she becomes a victim of his cruelty. Meanwhile, Rudran leaves his house to find his place in a small cave near a hill temple. One day, Rudran’s mother comes to plead with him to come back to their house but is unsuccessful. Hamsavalli tries to convince Rudran to return to his house, but fails. Thandavan makes a deal with another man of the same profession to sell some of his beggars to him for a tidy profit. He forcefully takes the beggars away and returns with a man with a deformed face trying to force Hamsavalli to marry him for 10 lakhs worth of money. Thandavan orders his men to bring Hamsavalli, but they take her to Rudran. Rudran kills the new man and is arrested, but is soon let go. This agitates Thandavan. Hamsavalli seeks protection and solace from the church, but Thandavan finds her and tortures her as she refused to marry the deformed man, thus making him lose out on a good amount of money. Thandavan beats up Hamsavalli. Rudran is shown wounded in his forehead, with blood oozing out. In a flashback, Thandavan appears face-to-face against Rudran and fights him, the result of the fight being the wound. Rudran kills Thandavan. Hamsavalli finds her way to Rudran and beseeches him to free her from her misery and the earthly life. Rudran slashes her throat and performs her last rites. In the final scene of the movie, Rudran returns to his guru in Kashi.