‘Modern Love Chennai’, overseen by creative producer Thiagarajan Kumararaja and team, makes a strong case for what Tamil creators can do in the OTT space

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Every movie has something in it, but the ones that stand out are the episodes by Krishnakumar Ramakumar, Akshay Sunder and Thiagarajan Kumararaja.

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Modern Love Chennai Arguably the best thing to come out of the Tamil OTT space. This is not to say that I liked all the short stories in this six-episode anthology equally. More on that later. This is about the fact that for the first time since the wave of anthologies hit us, we felt a unified aesthetic running through every short film. yes, all episodes new york times – but that’s not all. It’s also true that every episode centers on women. It’s also the creative vision and low-light cinematography throughout the story, the presence of rain (like a recurring “guest role”) and the color palette, and the shades of green seen on the walls in one episode, and the episode You can see the green tint. In another episode a young girl’s bicycle. Creative sees how his producer Thiagarajan Kumara Raja and his core his team have been pushing every contributor. Even though there are different directors with different sensibilities, there is a common DNA.

There is also a lot of love for Ilaiyaraaja, from hattips to songs like: Ulavgar Sodarkatai, Engengo Serlam an Ennangar, En Iniya Pon Nirave, Ninaivo Oru Parabai…to his own new composition and background score for this anthology. But let’s talk about that later. For the first time in an anthology, even the order of episodes feels meaningful. You can usually choose one of the six movies to watch first, but here the mood changes step by step. We start with a simple and moving drama, the drama of Rajumurugan. Laragunda Bonmaigal. In Episode 3, we pause for Krishna Kumar Rama Kumar’s light-hearted vibe. Cardar Embadu Kanura Heart Ilkula Emoji. This serves as a palate cleanse, as his next three episodes are deep dramas, ending with an emotionally and structurally dense narrative. Ninaibo Oru Paravai, by Thiagarajan Kumararaja. And for the first time, we see people taking full advantage of the freedom that the OTT space offers. Knowing that you don’t have to cater to “the whole audience” allows you to make exactly the movie you want, on exactly the subject you want.

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