Techno-savvy Tamil Cinema: Movies that have Redefined Indian CinemaApr 03, 2018
Tamil cinema is all set to come up with a movie that can possibly raise the benchmark for the future of Indian cinema. It is undoubtedly, superstar Rajinikanth's 2.0 which is harnessing some of the latest technologies that's not just awe for Indian cinema, but also raising the horizons of world cinema.
Apart from 2.0, there are several instances in the past where Tamil cinema has proved to be a pioneer in applying the latest technology to entertain the audience and let's have a rundown on some of the memorable movies in the yesteryear that you may not be familiar.
Technology introduced by Kamal Hassan
This legend of Indian arts holds the pride of elevating the field of entertainment to a higher level in many aspects. Do you know, Vikram, (1986) in which Kamal Hassan took a new avatar as a producer, is the first movie to record songs using a computer.
And the list goes on and on...
The movie revolves around a sensitive topic of casteism in South Tamil Nadu. It's not only critically acclaimed but also a blockbuster movie about a bold theme and also it became the first one to use movie magic software to build its screenplay.
Tamil Nadu has not yet witnessed another movie of this standard. How many of you are aware that has used Dolby stereo to enhance sound effects. This has not been handled by any other Indian movie before Kurudhi punal.
Despite the picture failed miserably at the box office but a very few know that it is a milestone in the history of Indian cinema. It is first Indian movie to be shot with digital camera.
The film is not a layman's entertainer. It holds a lot of minute nuances and requires a sound knowledge to understand it completely. It boasts of applying the new Auro sound technology for the first time in India and second time in the world after Red tails. It has been shot with Red one camera. Another surprising fact is, the actor himself has produced all the movies and holds the responsibility of introducing these novel ideas.
From Rajinikanth's movie chronology
How many of you are aware of the fact that Tamil Nadu's superstar Rajinikanth is the first Indian actor to appear in all the four movie formats including black and white, color, 3D, and animation. The movie Shivaji has been released in 3D and the period animated movie Kochadaiyan is the first one to use performance capture
Director Shankar, one of the filmmaking experts down south, has never failed to woo the audience beyond his zone with his extravagant cinematic audio-visuals.
Songs in the movie Ai, starring Vikram and the British actress Amy Jackson hold a lot of Holly wood- inspired makeover and graphics which is the first time in India. For example, the movie contains a song which is a mishmash of beauty and the beast.The dubbed version of the movie has gone far beyond south and has grossed more than an A-list Bollywood film
Once again, Shankar has employed time freeze technology using 62 cameras in the movie boys for the song ‘Ale ale’
Tamil movie Ambuli which is a science fiction thriller is the first ever stereoscopic 3D film and has the distinction of having been made in the stereoscopic format.
How many of you know, the most acclaimed Billa 2 laced with fascinating visual treats is shot with EPIC camera at 5K resolution. Pudhupettai, a political thriller, and action drama, starring Dhanush is the first movie to be released in Super 35mm format.
Tamil cinema has been so generous in offering movies with innovative ideas, nail-biting screenplays, stupendous actors and novel techniques. Let us stay tuned and hope there are lots more in store.