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.

Will Visaaranai do the trick?

Visaaranai, the first Tamil film to be submitted at the Oscars this millennium, stands a strong chance because it is devoid of the frills of Indian commercial cinema. Of course, the Oscar panel also generally laps up stark ethnic tales. It has been 16 long years since a Tamil film was chosen as India’s submission…