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
|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|