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Tharai Thappattai Movie Review

Tharai Thappattai Movie Review

Tharai Thappattai movie review

Tharai thappattai is a director Bala’s long waited and Ilayaraja’s 1000th movie, it has released on 13th Jan of 2015 for the pongal festival, the movie holds lead cast of former director/actor Sasikumar and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar who is starred in romantic movie Poda Podi .

Tharai Thappattai Cast

M Sasikumar, Suresh, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar , G M Kumar


Direction: Bala

Screenplay: Bala

Story: Bala

Music: Ilayaraja

Background score: Ilayaraja

Cinematography: Chezhiyan

Editing: G Sasikumar

Art direction: Balachander

Production: Ayngaran International, B Studios , Company Production.


Here we go and start hearing sounds of Tharai thappattai, yes it is a absolute Bala’s movie which tell the dark side of the people who all standing behind our forgotten culture of Tamil Nadu and its own Musical instrument Tharai and Thappattai.

Its a Bala’s another flanker on his line of movie, as he became a iconic director of Indian cinema who also took his movies to the international film festivals by his style of film making which all holds the soul weighted characters and realistic stories then untold cold pain of the human lives.

In Tharai thappattai Bala told the life of tamil folk artists from Sasikumar and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, where Sasikumar played his role as a nadhaswaram player and Varalakshmi as a folk dancer. Tharai thappattai story which is not a new story but it originates a new plot. Hero and heroine fell in love then they splitted from then how they are going to join or not? This is the story line . But it expands to the extreme level by the villain. Here we don’t want tell the story, this movie hold extremely violence, emotions, tear and we can see blood splashes in every frame, by the way Varalakshmi played a extraordinary performance and she was the biggest pillar of this movie though we can say she was the Tharai really made Thappattai sounds louder.

The music of the Raja sir helped Tharai thappattai to stand straight, especially in the background score, his music brings us a emotional journey in the movie, the violin notes in the emotional scenes made us tears up. Songs are really takes us to the folk culture and choreography sinks very well to the music, where Varalakshmi is the only one who take the entire attention from the audience, we can expect a national award for her extraordinary performance.

Tharai thappattai visualized by the cinematographer Chezhiyan who previously worked on Bala’s paradesi movie which was filmed in Famous Cannes International Film Festival, he captured the mono dark colors of the emotions of the people who stand for the life in struggle then the editor sasikumar cuts are notable and his montage shots in the climax and songs gets applause.

All over we can say Tharai thappattai Sounds good with the as usual Bala’s own story type, we can watch Tharai thappattai for Ilayaraja’s music, Varalakshmi performance then for Bala direction. Excellent movie for Bala fans, he satisfied his fans in every frame. For common/commercial audience we can say one thing, you can also watch this kind movies which will tell you the real pains of the people who all still lives somewhere.

Rating: 3/5 👍🏻Watchable

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