Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Excited for Indian 2? Take a look at the top five gems by S. Shankar

Reetika Choudhury 

Are you eagerly awaiting S. Shankar’s ‘Indian 2’? Whether you’re a part of Gen X, Millennials, or Gen Z, chances are you’ve watched and become a fan of S. Shankar’s intense and socially impactful movies. His films consistently portray themes of justice and deliver powerful, positive messages that impact society. While you wait for ‘Indian 2’, here are the top 5 movies by S. Shankar that will keep you glued to the edge of your couch.


Release year- 2010

Cast- Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Dr. Vaseegaran is a brilliant scientist who creates a super advanced robot named Chitti with an intention help the Indian Army. He soon realizes that Chitti’s lack of emotions is a big challenge, but when Chitti gains the power of emotion, things even get even more complicated. Meanwhile, although Vaseegaran tries to show the world that Chitti is an amazing robot, his opponents want to turn the robot into a dangerous weapon. Despite the film’s brilliant concept and amazing visuals, the story was somewhat weak and could have been way better.

Sivaji: The Boss

Release year- 2007

Cast- Rajnikanth, Shriya Saran, Vivek, Suman

Sivaji is based on the story of Sivaji Arumugam, a software engineer who returns to India from abroad to start a non-profit foundation for the poor. His noble mission is threatened by a corrupt industralist. Sivaji faces numerous challenges, including financial problems and legal issues, but he fights back with his wit and determination. This film is filled with thrilling twists and turns. The film also carries a strong message against corruption. So, what’s stopping you from watching this film? Go grab your popcorn and occupy the edge of your couch.

Nayak: The Real Hero

Release year- 2001

Cast- Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad is an ambitious TV reporter who always takes a stand for justice. When he was challenged to become the Chief Minister for a day, Shivaji fights against corruption and brings about many real changes while facing incredible dangers, proving that changes can be made if you are really committed to it. If you want to know more about how Shivaji brought such changes in just one day as CM, and how it changed his life and his state, you will have to watch the film.

Anniyan (Aparichit) 

Release year- 2005

Cast- Vikram, Sadha, Vivek, Prakash Raj

Ambi, a passionate consumer protection advocate from Triplicane, near Chennai, fights against corruption and public indifference. His struggle takes a toll on him, leading to a split personality. One of his alter egos, Anniyan, delivers harsh justice to wrongdoers, while another, Remo, wins the heart of his crush, Nandini. Ambi’s multiple personality disorder, stemming from childhood trauma, complicates his life.

This story gives us a dramatic journey filled with love, justice, and the battle between personal demons and societal issues. Keep an eye out for Ambi’s journey—you might find it thrilling!

Indian (Hindustani)

Release year- 1996

Cast- Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Urmila Matondkar 

The story centers on a series of murders where victims are stabbed, paralyzed, and then killed. CBI officer Krishnaswamy leads the investigation and identifies the killer as Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter who had fought in Azad Hind Fauz. Senapathy targets corrupt officials for justice, hoping to make the country a better place. Meanwhile, his son Chandru, caught up in bribery, faces personal and moral dilemmas. It’s a tale of family, justice, and redemption that will keep you engaged till the end.

Those who have watched Indian, are surely excited to see where Senapathy’s journey after so many years!

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