Sethu ★★★★

bala's legendary debut (legendary in a way that makes it odd to see for the first time in 2018); from a charming, uniquely grounded comedy of romantic obsession emerges a totally unique and seemingly fully formed image world. there is an exact moment where it becomes clear that this vision of a trip to a personal hell has no chance of safe return.

so much has been said about vikram's incredible performance but not enough i think about ilaiyaraaja's score, which allows bala to push even further away from verbalizing and from narrative.