Year 2016 in Tamil cinema

This was also a year of sequels. Even films you’d never have imagined would get a sequel, or wanted one for, got them.

Sing: An unaffecting, formulaic musical

There are way too many characters—each with its own unique problem that needs to be resolved—for the 100-minute film to do justice to.

A letter to Suraj

I’ve long suspected that ‘glamour’ is often used in the industry as a euphemism to commodify heroines. It appears to be used to persuade them into believing in the ‘commercial’ film system, as you put it; into believing that skin-show is an essential part of the system, of telling such stories.