Tharai Thappattai Tamil Movie Review:upcoming Tamil film written and directed by Bala. The film features Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the leading roles, while Ilaiyaraaja composes the film’s music based on karakattam. This film also happens to be Ilaiyaraaja’s 1000th film. The film began production in 2013Releasing this Pongal on January 14, the film, starring Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as its lead characters, is directed by acclaimed director Bala.
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The film is based on the life of ‘karagattam musicians and dancers in Thanjavur. The storyline has Discovery Tamil’s cameras scouting for the ancient Tamil dance forms that are fading out in today’s modern world.The film is about a man called Sannasi, who heads Thara Thappattai, a Karagattam troupe. Tharai Thappattai exposes how this art is slowly dying, and why we are all the worse for it.
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The film shows television crew searching for Swamy Pulavar, a renowned singer and musician who has been honoured with the coveted Kalaimamani award.The show not only travels into deep places of Thanjavur to find Swamy Pulavar to capture his unique performance but also tracks his son, Sannasi and his amazing Karagatam Team’s entertaining act.
Commenting on the association, Rahul Johri, EVP and GM — South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia—Pacific said, “Discovery is credited with bringing programmes that explore India’s vibrant traditions and rich culture. Rediscovering the ancient dance forms of Tamil Nadu, the film’s narrative is also on similar lines and makes this integration a natural fit.”
Director Bala’s next starring Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar in the lead roles has been titled ‘Tharai Thappattai’ for now. Sasikumar will be essaying a role of a Nadaswaram player while Varalakshmi will be seen as a Karagattam dancer.Sasikumar has done away with his facial hair and sports a pencil moustache in the film. He also has curly hair and his look resembles the legendary comedian Chandrababu. The film’s music composer, Ilaiyaraaja has finished recording 12 songs for this film using a live orchestra, in a span of six days. And since folk dance is an integral part of the film, he has used folk musicians who are not associated with the film industry
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