THAARAI THAPPATTAI (2016)

7 Thaarai Thappattai

Thaarai Thappattai portrays the lives of folk artists and their agony in the modern world as the art form devolves to suit the growing ‘western culture’ in India. What happens when the only way of living you knew was demeaned? The absence and lack of sexual elements barricade the survival of the artists in a community where women are merely objectified. The underlying miserable twist of fate explores the characters’ circumstantial behaviors in unfortunate events. As the female hero of the film, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, like a phoenix rising from the ashes unleashed her talent and performed like a tornado aptly portraying the character, Sooravali.

Thaarai Thappattai also holds the pride of being Maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s thousandth feather in his cap.

Cast & Crew

Cast                             :     M. Sasikumar, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Music Director          :       Ilaiyaraaja

Cinematographer     :       Chezhiyan Ra

Editor                         :      G. Sasikumar

Producer                    :     M. Sasikumar, Bala

    Awards
Year Result Awards Category / Recipient(s)
2015 Won 63rd National Film Awards Best Music Direction (Background Score) –Ilaiyaraaja
2017 Won Behindwoods Gold Medal Best Actor in Lead Role (Female) – Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Best Actor in Villain Role – R.K. Suresh
Best Song Choreographer – Brinda
2017 Won Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Actress – Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Best Villain – R.K. Suresh



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