Editorial: Chaos & confusion

2019 has so far been a disappointing one for Tamil cinema. Of the 150-odd movies that hit the screens this year hardly half-a-dozen managed to recover costs. Ask producers they say piracy is a major reason, while a few say the rising cost of remuneration for actors is the biggest hurdle. Amidst such a scenario comes ad-hoc committee of the Tamil Film Producers Council holding discussions with State government on the possibility of fixing the salary of actors and directors based on the theatrical collections of their films. Continue Reading