How to make you think, teach and delight, in Super Deluxe.
The writer and director Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe is surely a hidden gem. For three straight hours, the makers with mesmerizing writing and equally enchanting performances from the actors, argue so humbly and put their points across the table that you ponder gleefully about the most vital aspects of life. Serious, heartwarming, heartbreaking aspects piercing through your ideologies and rattling your emotions. What is left, is now what’s important to the filmmaker. Mind you, it is a film that takes a jaw dropping journey for three hours and by the end of it, you’re back where it all started. And that is one of the main themes of the film. A slice of life it focuses on and frames it as a whole universe, ages, centuries residing within it. What we have, by the end of it, is memory, headlines, purpose, hope, companion and one more story to add and one more day to live.