Reel gets reality check in Kollywood in 2021
The New Indian Express|December 28, 2021
THE year 2021 saw the reopening of theatres across Tamil Nadu. While the pandemic put the very survival of cinema halls at stake last year, the release of Vijay-Lokesh Kanagaraj's Master this January set the Tamil film industry on its path to recovery.
NAVEIN DARSHAN

The interim closure from April to August didn't deter the audience from thronging the screens following the reopening. The year also witnessed quite a few talking points, including these:

History hiccup

Mari Selvaraj's powerful film Karnan was inspired by the Kodiyankulam riots. Actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin pointed out that while the real event took place during the rule of the AIADMK in 1995, in the film, the events were set in 1997 when the DMK was in power. This led to outrage from party loyalists.

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