Chock full of get-rich-quick ideas, but lacking in follow through, Kathir is an irresponsible young man, stumbling through life in Chennai’s underworld supported by his loving wife and enabler friends. After a night in jail that leads him to a new career as a top police informant, Kathir’s ego soars to new heights, until it lands him and his loved ones in danger.
Combining elements of a commercial Indian action flick with a surprisingly deplorable protagonist and rare narrative on the hush- hush world of police informants, Kirumi is a complex, gritty, and refreshing film. Featuring strong performances from both new faces and veterans, director Anucharan has shunned conformity and chosen to show you the gray area outside of conventional villains and heroes.
Kirumi embodies the new wave of South Indian independent cinema that is expanding notions of archetypal Tamil movies and attracting new international audiences. -DR
Canada 2015 | 6:00 | World Premiere | PG
Romeo Candido (in attendance)
When Alex Cheng reluctantly inherits her estranged father’s Martial Arts school, it is up to her to defend the family legacy in an underground competition. Sudden Master is a story about tradition, vengeance and love.
Anucharan Murugaiyan (in attendance)
A design engineer, Anucharan Murugaiyan left for Australia to study filmmaking from the masters at Pixar. His first short Infinity (2010) played at Tropfest Sydney and sparked a stream of com- mercial work. He returned to Chennai in 2013 to collaborate with friends on his feature debut Kirumi.