Super Deluxe Story
Director: Thiagarajan Kumararaja
Super Deluxe is a multi-thread anthology-style film which tells the stories of Shilpa - a transgender woman, Leela - a former porn star, Vaembu - a married woman who indulges in sex with her ex-boyfriend, a group of youngsters who wanted to watch a porn film secretly, Arputham - a middle-aged priest sort of person with a personalised view on God and Berlin - a cruel and manipulative police officer who forms an interlinking connection between all these people.
Shilpa comes from Mumbai to see her son. In the past she was Manickam and he left his wife and kid Rasukutty. Shilpa is bounded by Berlin. And when goes to his son's school faces insults. Vaembu pleads her husband to get her out of the tricky situation. It was the death of her ex-lover after a sexual intercourse. Miguel, the husband aggrees on the condition that she signs the divorce papers and vanish from his life.
One of the youngsters is receives the shock of his life when he finds the star in the porn film is his mother. He escapes from there and goes to kill his mother in a fit of rage but gets stabbed by himself accidentally. Leela runs from Piller to post to save her son. Arputham witnesses incidents which make him question his own beliefs. How all these stories nearly meet and diverts again, and how each of these protagonists see light at the end of the dark tunnels of their lives form the rest of the story.
Super Deluxe received unanimous positive response from critics and turned out a commercial success. Vijay Sethupathi who played transwoman was praised for his daring act and that role is said to be one of the best representations of transpeople in Tamil Cinema. Samantha's role is against the usual norms and Ramya Krishnan, Mysskin, and others are praised for their portrayals of difficult roles. Ashwanth the child actor who played the role of Rasukutty received high acclaim.
Super Deluxe Trailer