Thankar Bachan is an Indian film director, screenwriter, actor, and cinematographer primarily known for his work in the Tamil film industry. He has made significant contributions to Tamil cinema and is known for his unique storytelling style and socially relevant themes. Thankar Bachan gained prominence as a director with his debut film “Azhagi” in 2002. The film starred Parthiban and Nandita Das in lead roles and was well-received for its realistic portrayal of characters and social issues.
He is known for addressing socially relevant topics and human emotions in his films. His movies often delve into the lives of common people, highlighting their struggles and aspirations. His films are characterized by their strong storytelling and emotional depth.
Thankar Bachan was well-known for his effort to depicting villages in North Tamil Nadu that were not adequately shown in Tamil cinema. His plots were largely placed in Panruti and the nearby villages. After Bharathiraja, villages were best portrayed in Thankar Bachan movies.
In addition to filmmaking, he occasionally contributes to literary works. Onbathu Roobai Nottu and Ammavin Kai Pesi are two of his novels. He then adapted these novels into films under his own direction.
Some of Thankar Bachan’s notable films include “Azhagi” (2002), “Solla Marandha Kadhai” (2002), “Pallikoodam” (2007), “Onbadhu Roobai Nottu” (2007), and “Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal” (2017). After a long gap, the director is back in direction.
He has directed a film named “Karumegangal Kalaigindrana” which includes Bharathiraja and Gautham Vasudev Menon, popular directors in the Tamil cinema industry. Bharathiraja is a renowned Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer, primarily known for his work in the Tamil film industry. Bharathiraja is known for bringing a more realistic and socially relevant approach to Tamil cinema. His films often dealt with rural themes, highlighting the struggles and aspirations of the common people.
Bharathiraja made his directorial debut with the film “16 Vayathinile” in 1977, which became a critical and commercial success. The film is considered a classic and is remembered for its realistic portrayal of rural life. Some of his other notable films include “Sigappu Rojakkal”(1978), “Mann Vasanai” (1983), “Mudhal Mariyadhai” (1985), “Kizhakku Cheemayile” (1993) and “Karuththamma”(1994) . These films often tackled themes like caste, love, and societal norms.
Meanwhile, Gautham Vasudev Menon is a prominent Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer known for his work primarily in the Kollywood industry. Gautham Menon made his directorial debut with the Tamil film “Minnale” in 2001. However, it was his second film, “Kaakha Kaakha” (2003), a gritty police drama, that brought him significant recognition and established him as a notable filmmaker.
He is known for his distinct narrative style, which often revolves around complex characters and their interpersonal relationships. He is skilled at blending various genres, including romance, action, and drama, within his films. Some of his most notable films include “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu” (2006), “Vaaranam Aayiram” (2008), “Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa” (2010), and “Yennai Arindhaal” (2015). Especially “Vaaranam Aayiram” which shows the beauty of love and the pain of love from different perspective and the bonding of a father and son.
Both of these directors are good in acting as well. Bharathiraja has acted in few films such as “Namma Veetu Pillai” (2019) and “Thiruchittrambalam” (2022). Gautham Vasudev Menon has played significant role in “Vaanmagal” from “Paava Kathaigal” an Indian anthology drama which was released in 2020 and “Kannum Kannum Kollaiyadithaal” (2020).
Probably, this would be the first time Kollywood audience witnessing both of these prominent directors sharing the screen. This movie also stars Yogi Babu, Mamta Mohandas and Aditi Balan as lead characters. The film is scheduled to be released on 1st September 2023. GV Prakash has composed music for the film.
Revealing the release date of the film, Thankar Bachan stated that it’s an emotional tale of family, bonding and relationships.”
An emotional tale of family, bonding, and relationships#KarumegangalKalaigindrana is all set for worldwide theatrical release on September 1.
— தங்கர் பச்சான் |Thankar Bachan (@thankarbachan) August 13, 2023
The storyline of “Karumegangal Kalaigindrana” origins from a short story which Thankar Bachan wrote in 2006. The narrative is believed to be quite realistic, and the characters are people you may meet in real life. It’s an emotional drama about the complex nature of human connections.
All best for the movie team!
Source: Times Of India