License is a poignant 2023 Indian Tamil-language women-centric, social awareness film, skillfully crafted and directed by Ganapathi Balamurugan. Released on 3 November 2023, the film delves into the realms of societal issues, spotlighting the remarkable performances of its cast.
The narrative revolves around Bharathi, portrayed by Rajalakshmi Senthil, who grapples with societal challenges. Radha Ravi steps into the character of Thirunavukkarasu, offering a powerful portrayal. The film also features Natarajan Jeevanantham as Sivakadatcham, and Vijay Bhaarat as Bhaarat, contributing to the film’s multifaceted storytelling.
- Radha Ravi as Thirunavukkarasu
- Rajalakshmi Senthil as Bharathi
- Natarajan Jeevanantham as Sivakadatcham
- Vijay Bhaarat as Bhaarat
- Abi Nakshatra as teenage Bharathi
- Pala. Karuppiah as the minister of Law
- Dhanya Ananya as Inthira
- Deepa Shankar as Annamal
- Geetha Kailasam as the judge
- Vaiyapuri as Head constable
- Namo Narayana as Alavanthan
- Aditi Balamurugan
- Jeeva Ravi as DSP
Natarajan Jeevanantham, under the banner of JRG productions, took on the responsibility of producing this socially relevant film. Kasivisvanathan Chelladurai handled the cinematography, capturing the essence of the narrative visually. Veronica Prasad skillfully edited the film to bring forth its impactful storytelling.
Release and Reception:
Released exclusively in Tamil, License made its cinematic debut on 3 November 2023. The film garnered attention for its compelling narrative and stellar performances, especially from the debutants Rajalakshmi and Vijay Bhaarat. The trailer, unveiled on 28 May 2023, set the stage for the anticipation surrounding this socially conscious cinematic venture.
As License unfolds, it promises not only to entertain but also to provoke thought, shedding light on critical societal issues. With a focus on women-centric themes, the film stands as a testament to the power of cinema as a medium for social awareness.
In the tapestry of Indian cinema, License weaves a unique thread, addressing societal nuances with sensitivity and depth. Ganapathi Balamurugan’s directorial vision comes to life through this film, adding another layer to the rich tapestry of Tamil cinema.