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Tharai Thappattai has finally released after much anticipation. It is certified A for some dialogues and violence elements.
Sasikumar and Varalakshmi are dancers who share mutual love (though it’s Varalakshmi who expresses it explicitly often). But eventually, Sasikumar lets go since he wants to see Varalakshmi get wedded to a government employee. Does Varalakshmi lead a happy life with her husband? Watch the movie to unlock the question.
Varalakshmi is indeed a revelation in Tharai Thappattai. She has done an earnest job and dances really well to the outstanding tunes of Ilayaraja. As for Sasikumar, he gets to the skin of his character. Other artists including G M Kumar and Suresh have lived their roles.
Talent galore….that’s what Tharai Thappattai has for you. Also, Bala’s films always set the bars high for his realistic portrayal of characters. And Bala has never failed to bring out the best from his artistes. If one analyses his film history, one would know that most of the stars who acted in Bala’s films received awards. For example, Vikram for Pithamagan, Suriya for Nandha, Laila for Nandha and Pithamagan, and Pooja for
Naan Kadavul. In Tharai Thappattai too he has extracted the best from the lead artists, especially Varalakshmi.
Tharai Thappattai revolves around the lives of folk dancers. Bala has the knack of sketching intense characters and in this film too he has done that. The characters in this movie are quite out of ordinary, but it’s Bala’s forte to showcase them in a likeable manner. The dark side of life is shown with no compromise in this movie. While the first half gives scope for Varalakshmi to perform the second half is dominated by Sasikumar. This film marks the 1000th movie of maestro Ilayaraja.
Ilayaraja has worked wonders with folk music. Also, the BGM is excellent and gels well with the flow of the movie.
The dances are choreographed well and are the major USP of the movie.
The climax fight has come out well in the film.
The cinematography of Chezian deserves special mention.
G Sasikumar’s editing keeps the movie progressing in a sound manner
What’s not there?
The second half is quite dragging.
The film may not strike the right chord with some people.
Blood and gore are excessive in the movie.
Watch the movie for some USP factors mentioned above, but not with the family
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