The Villains of Seemaraja,Saamy Square and Sandakozhi 2

One of the major issues that plague our recent commercial films is the lack of a good villain. In the frenzy to appease fans and create mass, whistle-worthy moments for the star, the villains are short-changed with one-note characters. We are given flimsy stories for the unadulterated ‘evilness’ in our antagonists.

From #Seemaraja to #SaamySquare and the recent #Sandakozhi2, there are no major pay-off moments for the antagonists where they seriously impede the hero’s growth. Commercial films are essentially cat and mouse games. And what’s the fun when you are constantly reminded that it’s the cat who is going to win and the mouse absolutely has no chance?

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