A list by Subbudu , of films that made the New Cinema and the reason they were picked.
Kaakha Kaakha [2003 – Gautam Menon] Made in a true anti-studio style, this racy thriller showed how interesting narratives, tight scripts and shoe-string budgets can work together to make a blockbuster career hits for the entire cast and crew.
7G Rainbow Colony [2004 – Selvaraghavan] Exploring colony life and sexuality at all levels of adolescence.
Pudhupettai [2006 – Selvaraghavan] Continuing where Partheepan left-off, Selvaraghavan attempts to the true street language of chennai in a God-Father-ish film
Oram Po [2007 – Pushkar & Gayathri] Debut directors. Realistic Portrayal of auto rickshaw drivers in chennai. Partly satire and Partly a spoof film.
Chennai 600028 [2007 – Venkat Prabhu] Debut director. All qualities of a indie film with a carefree ending that leaves loose-endings without worrying too much.
Polladhavan [2007 – Vetri Maran] Debut director. For the realistic locales and bringing in a innovative narrative style.
Subramaniapuram [2008 – Sasikumar] Debut director. Realistic Retro look and innovative narrative style.
Achchamundu Achchamundu [2009 – Arun Vaidyanathan] Debut director, making it from a small film world into feature film. Shot completely with Red camera and showed us a the western suburb that was never seen before on a tamil screen.
Mynaa [2010 – Prabhu Solomon] Studio based film but delivers in the great plot and characters. More importantly for the innovative use of narrative style.
Thamizh Padam [2010 – Amudhan] Debut director. Pushing the limits on how much self-mockery tamils can take.
Kalavani [2010 – Sargunam] Debut director who delivered a shoe-string budget that became a sleeper-hit with little marketing promos.
Nandalala [2010 – Mysskin] Even with a highly indulgent director, the movie works due to the artistry of the cast and crew.
Aaranya Kaandam [2011 -Thiagarajan Kumararaja] Debut director. Finally a true Tarantino-ish film that felt real
2013 Soodhu Kavvum [2013 – Nalan Kumarasamy] Debut director. From short films to feature film, the director found a way to take dark comedy to hearts of tamils and won.
Neram [2013 – Alphonse Putharen] Debut director. Another short film to feature film directing attempt. Stylished and some places cheesily used Aftereffects does not glare the innovative narrative where the film finishes completes 20 minutes into the second-half and then slowly finishes itself to credits. Very engaging style.