The scene outside the recently painted garish walls of the Nungambakkam police station is reminiscent of a new breed of “realistic” Tamil cinema. Traffic crawls and auto drivers and motorists swear at the colony of photojournalists climbing over each other to try and catch a glimpse of the cell where Ramkumar, the alleged killer in the Swathi murder case, is presumably housed. Police vans go in and out of the station, looking as important as the paunchy constables and sub-inspectors br