The much-awaited Pa. Ranjith film, Thangalaan, is currently nearing completion, and one of its leading actresses, Parvathy Thiruvothu, has shared some interesting updates on the film. The Malayali actress has published pictures of herself in her Thangalaan character’s costume and make-up, which has fans speculating on the nature of her character. We can see the talented actress in a very ancient-looking garment with what seems like hand-poked tattoos in either of her arms that could symbolise which tribe and which region she may be apart of.
Parvathy Thiruvothu has expressed that she feels immense pride in working on this project. Having previously worked on critically acclaimed films such as Poo, City of God, Banglore Days, and Ennu Ninte Moideen, Parvathy has established herself as a serious and capable performer. She is also an intellectually outspoken woman who has always voiced the need for more three-dimensional female characters in film. We can understand from her accepting this role in Thangalaan that she would probably be playing a significant female role. As many of Ranjith’s female characters are always written with importance and political significance,
The film Thangalaan is inspired by true events in the history of Tamil Dalit labour migration from primarily Northern Tamil Nadu to the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) of Karnataka. Taking place during the British Colonial occupation of Tamil Nadu, the film is a monumental creation in trying to contextualise both the imperial and feudal exploitation of the enslaved castes of Tamil Nadu. Thangalaan has already raised the expectations of many who state that this film will be an immensely significant emblem in both progressing the history of Proletariat Tamils and the technical capabilities of Tamil Cinema. The film is led by Vikram and has many talented names like Malavika Mohanan, Pasupathi, Daniel Caltagirone, Harikrishnan, and many more. This historical drama is also co-written by Tamil Prabha, who had previously co-written the hit film Sarpatta Parambarai with Pa. Ranjith.