In the heart of Tamil cinema, a cinematic odyssey is unfolding, and its name is “Thangalaan.” Picture this – a historical action drama directed by Pa. Ranjith and brought to life by the creative vision of K. E. Gnanavel Raja under Studio Green and Neelam Productions.
Now, close your eyes and imagine Vikram, a seasoned actor, stepping into the shoes of Thangalaan, a tribal leader, during the British rule in India. His valiant struggle against the British, who scheme to seize his land for gold mining, forms the core of this captivating tale.
The journey began in October 2022, with the lens of A. Kishor Kumar capturing the essence of diverse locations – from the bustling streets of Chennai to the historic landscapes of Madurai, not to mention the majestic Hogenakkal Falls and even the picturesque Maldives. A visual feast, indeed.
As the cameras rolled, G. V. Prakash Kumar’s musical genius weaved seamlessly into the narrative. His melodies, recorded by Times Music, promise to elevate the emotional tapestry of “Thangalaan.” The track “Thangalaan Exclusive Making Theme” released on Vikram’s birthday, giving us a taste of the musical masterpiece.
But what’s a cinematic journey without its share of twists and turns? A temporary setback occurred when Vikram suffered a rib injury on set, halting the shoot temporarily. Yet, the team persevered, and by July 2023, the filming wrapped, leaving behind a trail of memories in each location.
Initially set for a Republic Day release in January 2024, the filmmakers decided on a strategic delay. They wanted “Thangalaan” to grace film festivals before its global theatrical release in April 2024, a move that added to the intrigue surrounding this cinematic spectacle.
And there’s more – Netflix, the streaming giant, secured the digital rights for ₹35 crore, ensuring that “Thangalaan” will embark on a digital voyage to captivate audiences worldwide.
So, as April 2024 approaches, we eagerly await the unveiling of “Thangalaan.” Get ready for a cinematic experience that promises to blend history, action, and drama seamlessly on the silver screen. Vikram’s 61st venture is poised to be a gem in the crown of Indian cinema.