Thangar Bachan

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Thangar Bachan
Born Thangaraj
1961
Pathirakottai, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Cinematographer, film director, actor, film producer, novelist
Years active 1990–2016

Thangar Bachan (born 1962) is a Tamil Indian film director and actor, cinematographer and novelist. He was born in Pathrakottai, a village near Panruti.

Early life[edit]

Thankar Bachan was born in Pathirakottai, a village near Panruti.

Career[edit]

Thankar Bachan was known for his contribution in portraying North Tamil Nadu villages which was not depicted in Tamil cinema properly.H is story plots were set mostly at Panruti and surrounding villages. After Bharathiraja villages were best portrayed in Thangar Bachan movies. Bharathiraja himself declared that after him Bachan directs the best village films.

Controversy[edit]

Thankar Bachan has often faced criticism for his public speeches and notably had to face the wrath of actresses including Khushboo for saying that "women who acted mainly for money are akin to prostitutes". He later had to apologise.[1] During the audio launch of Aridhu Aridhu, Thangar Bachan criticised some of the filmmakers in Kollywood for unnecessarily wasting more money on songs at foreign locations and technical extravaganzas in films that blatantly lacks a good concept.[2]

Filmography[edit]

As Director[edit]

Year Film Language Cast Notes
2002 Azhagi Tamil Parthiban, Devayani, Nandita Das
2002 Solla Marandha Kadhai Tamil Cheran, Rathi
2004 Thendral Tamil Parthiban, Uma
2005 Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Tamil Thangar Bachan, Navya Nair
2007 Pallikoodam Tamil Narain, Sneha
2007 Onbadhu Roobai Nottu Tamil Sathyaraj, Archana
2012 Ammavin Kaipesi Tamil Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Iniya
TBA Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Tamil Prabhu Deva, Bhumika Chawla To be release

As Cinematographer only[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Onbathu Roobai Nottu, 1996
  • Ammavin Kai Pesi, 2009[3]

Short story collections[edit]

  • Vellai Maadu, 1993
  • Kodi Munthiri, 2002
  • Isaikaatha Isaithattu, 2006
  • Thangar Bachan Kathaigal[4]
  • Solla Thonuthu"- A collection of 50 articles published in Tamil Hindu daily news paper- 2015

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2005/sep/26khushboo.htm
  2. ^ http://www.southdreamz.com/21904/thangar-bachan-back-with-yet-another-controversy/
  3. ^ "Thangar pens his thoughts". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 3 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Thangar Bachan to release his book today". http://www.deccanchronicle.com/. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2016-11-13.  External link in |newspaper= (help)
  5. ^ "Thangar eyes Deepavali release". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "Tamil Cinema:1999 Year Highlights". Dinakaran. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Rajini, Kamal gets TN Govt Awards". Oneindia. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Chief Minister of Tamilnadu honoured by Santhome Awards". signis.net. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  9. ^ "Sathyan Memaorial Awards announced". malayalamcinema.com. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 
  10. ^ "GV SICA AWARD TAMIL FILMS 2007". v4entertainersindia.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009. 

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