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Arunachalam to Kadhalukku Mariyadhai: 1997 witnessed many huge hits in Tamil cinema

Arunachalam to Kadhalukku Mariyadhai: 1997 witnessed many huge hits in Tamil cinema

Flix Flashback‘Suryavamsam’, ‘Minsara Kanavu’, ‘Bharathi Kannamma’, ‘Kaalemellam Kadhal Vaazhga’ were some of the other successful movies while there were lesser hits such as ‘Iruvar’, ‘Ullasam’, ‘Nerukku Ner’ and ‘Pistha’.Nandhu SundaramYouTube screenshotThere was a time in the pre-Netflix era – and even before multiplexes – when our affair at the movies was a totally different experience. If we rewind to exactly 25 years ago, we are transported to a time when private Tamil television (Sun TV) was only five years old and standalone theatres were still mostly the only place where we courted the stars. As it turns out, 1997 was a distinctive and extraordinary year for Tamil cinema. There was no shortage of critically acclaimed movies or blockbusters. A high was guaranteed practically every time you went to the theatre. Back then, before the age of social media, the movie-watching experience was so pure and so highly anticipated that satisfaction was always on the cards.

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