Duet Movies: Promoting Good Cinema

31 Mar

Duet Movies is the production house of acclaimed actor Prakash Raj. Apart from being a superb actor, Prakash is a wonderful producer too! He has produced 6 Tamil movies- Azhagiya Theeye, Kanda Naal Mudhal, Poi, Mozhi, Vellithirai and Abhiyum Naanum. I have watched most of these except for Poi and Vellithirai. All these movies are very good ones, which are quite different from the trash we see in Tamil cinema today. Tamil cinema is a strange dichotomy-On one hand you have wonderful movies being made by a few directors (who are a minority) who choose to tread a different path and on the other hand you have horrible movies like Villu, Silambattam etc etc this list is endless!

Duet Movies has consistently attempted to make different movies which can be enjoyed by all.  Being a patron of good cinema (movies which explore exciting different subjects, having the courage to do something novel), I have always appreciated Prakash Raj’s attitude as he says that cinema should be entertaining as well as trying to convey something positive in life. His movies Mozhi, Abhiyum Naanum have definitely done this. I don’t know how many times I have watched Mozhi, each time I see it I go into a different world. The natural humour, the dialogues, the music, everything was top class in Mozhi. Abhiyum Naanum was also a very touching and absorbing narrative, the travails of a father who is too “attached” to his daughter and how he overcomes that! It is shown so beautifully that every father should see this movie. I hope to catchup with Vellithirai soon.

I totally support Prakash Raj in this great service he is doing to Tamil cinema. He is giving us some respite from the commercial, rehashed, violent movies.  Hope other producers too try to follow Prakash Raj so that we see meaningful cinema which adds value to life!


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