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Tharai Thappattai (2016)

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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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Bala

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Bala
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Cast overview:
M. Sasikumar ... Sannasi
Varalaxmi Sarathkumar ... Sooravali
G.M. Kumar G.M. Kumar ... Pulavar Samy
R.K. Suresh ... Karuppiah
Satish Kaushik
Kingmoohan Kingmoohan ... Collector
Amudhavaanan Amudhavaanan
Kaavya Sha
Anandhi Anandhi
Haricharan Haricharan
Gayathri Raghuram Gayathri Raghuram ... Dancer

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Pulavar Samy (G.M.Kumar) an unsuccessful musician who wastes his life with the bottle, his teetotaler son Sannaasi (Sasikumar) who is the head of a 'Tharai Thappattai' music and dance troupe and the alcoholic Sooravali (Varalakshmi Sarathkumar) the lead dancer who has the temper of a man but is in love with Sannasi and has a soft corner for Pulavar Samy. A fan of Sooravali, Karuppiah (R.K. Suresh) proposes marriage to Sooravali through Sannasi and her mother, who is impressed with his government job and his decent behavior gets Sannasi to convince the girl to agree and what happens next forms the rest of the story. Written by Balaji

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Action | Drama | Musical

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The film's shoot took over 100 days to finish, while the makers had a three month break in 2015, owing to M. Sasikumar 's hand injury, which he suffered while filming the climax. See more »

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Produced by Ilaiyaraaja
Written by Ilaiyaraaja
Performed by Sharreth
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Dull & stereotype
5 March 2016 | by pl_ganeshSee all my reviews

It's a dull & stereotype movie framed within a standard Bala template.

Every turn in the movie is predictable, and pretty boring.

Dialogue doesn't infuse any life into the movie. Sprinkling of bad words doesn't always bring authenticity to the movie - most of the times it will drive away family audience.

Screenplay is very weak. There are many unexplained holes (like the one on how the protagonist know the place where Sooravali is kept). Story looks like an unfinished job.

Only consolation in this movie is acting by Varalakshmi, and music by Ilayaraja.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

14 January 2016 (India) See more »

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$11,640
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