Thiagarajan Kumararaja has made only one film titled Aaranya Kaandam, which was released in 2010, and it was a box office failure. Yet, it won a National Award for Best Direction. The director then went AWOL, and had remained so for the past nine years. But his second film Super Deluxe is currently the talk of the town, which released today.
Aaranya Kaandam is now streaming on a popular OTT (Over The Top) service, but earlier there used to be a joke among ardent fans – that even Thiagarajan doesn’t have a good print of the film! How did this underdog become the talk of the town now? It was predominantly through word-of-mouth reviews of his debut film. in an industry where directors vanish in just years of churning out numerous hits, Thiagarajan stayed with the fans; fans who were left wondering for a long time what this filmmaker was up to.
Super Deluxe, which boasts of a big star cast comprising Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, Ramya Krishnan, Samantha and Mysskin in key roles.
Ramya Krishnan is playing the role of a porn star in the film. Vijay Sethupathi is playing the role of a transperson called Shilpa. In a recent interview, Sethupathi spilled some beans about his role. Shilpa’s story is about her return to her house after many years. Now, it could be about how she is received by her parents and acquaintances; but with Thiagarajan, you never know. Samantha’s character Vembu, it is said, is a role that has negative shades. Not much is out about Mysskin’s role.
Today as the movie released, reactions from Internet pouring from the reviewers and common audience. Prashanth, one of the prominent reviewers of Tamil cinema expressed his view on the film as soon as he watched it.
In his tweet he wrote “Hi @Samanthaprabhu2 – U can retire if u want from acting. You have reached your performance peak through #SuperDeluxe and it will be with you for a life time !! 💐💐💐.”
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) March 28, 2019
Samantha immediately responded to his comment through her official twitter account. The actress who got confused of his tweet asked him whether it is an insult or compliment with laughter.
She in her tweet wrote “Ha ha … I don’t know if that’s a compliment or an insult”
Ha ha … I don’t know if that’s a compliment or an insult https://t.co/9Rbh0IHhlW
— Samantha Akkineni (@Samanthaprabhu2) March 29, 2019
To this Prashanths aid that it is a compliment :
Enga complimentunga. Bilivvv me 😀😀😀. https://t.co/Ggu0DEKOP4
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) March 29, 2019
Check out some of the people’s reaction for Prashanth’s statement :
You can retire from review. You gave one of the nice compliment through this tweet and it will be with you.
— SARAN (@Saran595) March 29, 2019
U too panda u already won all our hearts as sales man who buy stuffs at lower price and selling costlier beyond profit…
— Chowkidar நெல்லை மணிகண்டன் (@Roflmaximus1) March 28, 2019
I think he wants a retweet from Samantha 😂
— Ashwin Natarajan (@ashwiNatarajan) March 28, 2019
This Panda will do anything for a retweet from celebs 🐼
— Pravin Ramasamy Balasundaram (@rbpravin) March 28, 2019
Sir.. ithu type adikum bothu ungalukae siripu varalaya? You need not appreciate her in this fashion.. poor choice of words..
— Joe Vinil (@joevinil) March 29, 2019