The 1970s Tamil cinema and the post-classical turn

  title={The 1970s Tamil cinema and the post-classical turn},
  author={Swarnavel Eswaran Pillai},
  journal={South Asian Popular Culture},
  pages={77 - 89}
  • S. Pillai
  • Published 13 March 2012
  • Art
  • South Asian Popular Culture
This paper explores the way significant Tamil films of the 1970s were distinct from most of the films made by and largely in the major Madras studios – Modern Theaters, AVM, Gemini, and Vijaya-Vauhini – during the earlier decades. It interrogates the seminal moment in the history of Tamil cinema when films such as Aval Appadiththan (1978), Agraharathil Kazhuthai (1978), 16 Vayathiniley (1977) and Uthirippookkal (1979), marked by ambiguous and dark protagonists, avoidance of clichéd and… 

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