Karthik Subbaraj is one director who has quickly earned a name for himself as one of the directors who would change Tamil Cinema. His Soodhu Kavum gave the courage to many new directors to try out different things and experiment. He will go on to reach great heights in the future. On his birthday let’s look at 5 special features of a Karthik Subbaraj Padam.
Different Genres : He hasn’t struck to one genre in his film career so far. From the electrifying horror in pizza to the out and out superstar film in Petta. All his films are different from one another. He never gets tired of experimenting in his film.
Shades of Grey : Karthik Subbaraj always blurs the lines between the good the bad and the ugly. Nobody is right or wrong. It is only the circumstances which define a person. There is a dialogue in Petta which says ” Naan Nalavan Thaan Aana Romba Nallavan Illa”. This holds true for all Karthik Subbaraj film.
The final twist : Almost all his films so far have thrived on the final act twist. Once again he’s maintained this trait from Pizza to Petta. He keeps us guessing till the very end and it pays off handsomely as we are surprised and stunned.
Strong Women : Except for Petta almost all his films thrive on strong women who have a mind of their own. He never judges them. Instead he let’s them be as they are. They are bold and fearless and they hold the upper hand over the men.
Superstar Rajinikanth and Hollywood references : It is a known fact that Karthik Subbaraj is a die hard Rajini fan. He makes it a point to praise the superstar in all his films through one of the characters. Assault Sethu from Jigarthanda was written for Rajinikanth. The shooting scene in Petta was straight out of Hollywood film Django Unchained. Look carefully and you will see all these references in all his films.