Thaarai Thappattai Review

Thaarai Thappattai Review

Thaarai Thappattai directed by Bala, is about a Karagattam troupe owned by Sannasi and his love with Sooravali.

Sasikumar gives a consummate performance. The misery shows in the actor’s facial expressions and stance most effectively. Varalaxmi’s part in this movie is very, very well played out; she makes you feel that she is actually suffering from the pain that she received.

A Gritty Tale of Pain, Revenge, and Justice

While not suitable for those with a low tolerance for pain and violence, Thaarai Thappattai is must-see viewing for any serious filmgoer for its technical expertise and the fully committed Bala and actors. It has the Bala combination of pain, despair, revenge, and justice. The violence wasn’t thrown in there for no reason, and it was very realistic. It’s one of those films where you purely and genuinely feel sorry for the main characters. Character development was really well done, and it wasn’t hard to follow the storyline at any point in the film.

Thaarai Thappattai Ilayaraja

The visuals and soundtracks are stunning, absolutely drawing you into the atmosphere. Some of the camera moves are extraordinary. Together with the great camera work and the stellar performances of both Sasikumar and Varalaxmi, this movie is top-notch. Everything fits together, from the music to the shots, situations, and the entire storyline. The background score is breathtaking, transporting the viewer into the situations. The natural landscape and lighting each play irreplaceable roles of their own. Outstanding work by Ilayaraja and Bala. Note: This is the 1000th film of Maestro Ilayaraja. The soundtrack is unexpected, dramatic, maintaining its own rhythm while adding to the overall drama of the movie. It is reminiscent of emotionally hard-hitting Alejandro González Iñárritu films: there is a long void, and then similar sharp tragic notes of strings.

A Spectacular Emotional Piece of Art but a Difficult Watch.

There were minor let-downs in the movie, like anticipating the tragedy and the outcome sooner or later. Anyway, Bala is, as always, brilliant and bold enough to be himself. I assure you, it will be well worth the time. It is an emotional piece of art.

3.5 Rating

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