"Super Deluxe" Movie Review: Vijay Sethupathi In The Most Compelling Transgender Role Of Tamil Cinema

Priyansh Ha |Mar 31, 2019

It is a worth-watching movie, and Vijay Sethupathi deserves an award for his excellent performance in the film.

Being introduced with a lot of confusion, Super Deluxe knows how to intrigue the audiences to watch it. In facts, this film of Thiagarajan will remind you of The Danish Girl with the main character is transgender. Even when it’s not as fantastic as the said movie, it’s undeniable to say that Vijay Sethupathi has delivered a compelling performance. In comparison to all other transgender roles in Tamil films, Sethupathi has set his name on top.

Super Deluxe

A Combination Of 4 Separated Stories

The film is a puzzle with four different stories. While the characters have a connection in their stories, they seem to be separate from each other. 

Shilpa aka Manickam (played by Sethupathi) is a type of character that you will easily root for as everything she has been through was so real. In addition to the well-written story, the captivating performance of Sethupathi makes the movie a beautiful one. Despite the family’s objection, Manickam decided to take a sex change operation and left his family behind. Fortunately, he gets support from his wife and son.

Another actor who has brought humour to the film is Fahaad Faasil. His scenes are not only outbursting but call up different thoughts. Pairing opposite Fahaad Faasil in the film is Samantha Akkineni whose quite regular role turns out to be extraordinary at last.

Meanwhile, Ramya Krishnan has nailed the role of a vulnerable character who has to fight for her son’s medical treatment. More than that, the way her character develops at the end will make you want to give her a big round of applause.

Watch the Super Deluxe trailer here:

All The Bizzare Parts Make Sense In The End

Super Deluxe is entirely Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s piece of work as he’s not only the director but the writer of the film. He has dropped some weird twists in the middle of the film. These choppy twists, however, make sense at last. While some of you might expect the movie to go a bit faster, it speeds up and leaves you surprised in the end. In short, Super Deluxe is a worth-watching movie, and Sethupathi deserves an award for his excellent performance in the film.


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