Thangar Bachan

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Thangar Bachan
Thangar Bachan at the Book Launch of Palani G Periyasamy's 'Idhaya Oli'.jpg

(1961-05-05) 5 May 1961 (age 58)
Pathirakottai, cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, India
OccupationCinematographer, film director, actor, film producer, novelist
Years active1990–2018

Thangar Bachan (born 1961) is an 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.


Thankar Bachan was known for his contribution in portraying North Tamil Nadu villages which was not depicted in Tamil cinema properly.His 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.


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]


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 Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
2007 Onbadhu Roobai Nottu Tamil Sathyaraj, Archana
2012 Ammavin Kaipesi Tamil Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Iniya
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Tamil Prabhu Deva, Bhumika Chawla

As Actor[edit]

As Cinematographer only[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



  1. ^ "Khushboo's comments stir controversy".
  2. ^ "Thangar Bachan - Back with yet another controversy". South Indian Cinema Magazine. 13 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Thangar pens his thoughts". Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Thangar Bachan to release his book today". 7 January 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Thangar eyes Deepavali release". 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. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  8. ^ "Chief Minister of Tamilnadu honoured by Santhome Awards". Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  9. ^ "Sathyan Memaorial Awards announced". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  10. ^ "GV SICA AWARD TAMIL FILMS 2007". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.

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