Tharai Thappattai Review | Bala |Varalakshmi | Sasi



Tharai Thappattai is an upcoming Tamil musical drama film written, produced and directed by Bala. The film features Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the leading roles, while Ilaiyaraaja composes the film’s music based on karakattam. Wikipedia


After a huge gap from Paradesi , Bala is back with his film ” Tharai Thappattai ” it was released as a pongal treat. The film got A certificate from the Censor Board and this increased the curiosity over the film. This A certificate was mainly due to the violence and the dialogues used.


Directed by Bala
Produced by M. Sasikumar, Bala
Written by Bala
Starring M. Sasikumar, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography Chezhiyan
Edited by G. Sasikumar
Production company B Studio

The story is set against the backdrop of the life of folk dancers and their difficult livelihoods.
Every Bala film has a detailed Characterization compared to other film makers . In this film Thaarai thappattai has given us ‘sooravali’ brilliantly enacted by varalakshmi who outshines every other actors in every frame.This film also happens to be Ilaiyaraaja’s 1000th film and the audio of the film was launched in a grand manner.


Varu and Saikumar and dancers and they loved each other . Varu was deeply in love with sasi but sasi sacrificed his love so that Varu gets married to a govt Employee . Then when Sasi finds out that the life of Varu went miserable , the rest is story .

Varu has emotted very well and gets a huge applaud for all the emotional scenes mixed with dances . She is the biggest asset of the film followed by the Legend himself ” Raja ” sir . The BGM is classic and is a part of the film.


Thappattai may live up to the expectations of Bala’s brand of cinema lovers and loyal fans. However, Tharai Thappattai will not be everybody’s cup of tea.

Positive :

  • Brilliant Performance from Varalakshmi
  • IllayaRaja Sir
  • Bala’s Typical Narration and Characterization

Neagtive :

  • Strictly for Bala fans
  • Second Half

VERDICT : Perfect Movie for Reality movie lovers .
Rating : 2.75/5


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