Kollywood superstar Chiyaan Vikram, who is basking in the success of his most-recent release, the epic historic period action drama film Ponniyin Selvan 1, has started working on his next project, Thangalaan.
The film is set to be directed by ace filmmaker Pa. Ranjith, who is known for his blockbusters such as Madras, Kabali, Kaala, and Sarpatta Parambarai, etc.
Produced by Studios Green, KE Gnanavel Raja, and Neelam Productions, the big-budget pan-Indian film will be released in multiple languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam. The official release date of the film is yet to be revealed by its makers.
Thangalaan Title Announcement
Touted-to-be a period drama, the film, which was tentatively titled Chiyaan 61, has finally gotten its title, Thangalaan. On October 23, on the occasion of Diwali, the team revealed the title through a 1-minute long announcement video that features Vikram as a tribal man who also seems to be the leader of his community. The video showcases him and the other characters of the film dressed with a rugged look.
#Chiyaan61 is the journey of #THANGALAAN'S pursuit of Happiness! @chiyaan @kegvraja @StudioGreen2 @officialneelam @parvatweets @MalavikaM_ @PasupathyMasi @thehari___ @gvprakash @Lovekeegam @kishorkumardop @EditorSelva @anthoruban @moorthy_artdir @aegan_ekambaram @ANITHAera pic.twitter.com/JIZV2xHZGH
— pa.ranjith (@beemji) October 23, 2022
Its first poster is also here, featuring Vikram in a dangerous and fierce avatar. The biggie marks the first ever collaboration between Vikram and Pa. Ranjith.
Thangalaan Star Cast
The film stars actor Viram in the titular role, who fights for the rights of his community. It is one of the most ambitious projects of the actor, and it seems he has another blockbuster on the way after Ponniyin Selvan: 1, which wreaked havoc at the box office.
PS:1, directed by acclaimed director Mani Ratnam, earned Rs. 500 crore and, with that, emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2022, leaving Kamal Haasan starrer “Vikram” behind.
Thangalaan is also creating a lot of buzz since its announcement. Along with Vikram, the film also stars Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malavika Mohanan, Pasupathy, and Harikrishnan Anbudurai in the lead roles.
Studio Green shares this poster to wish Director Pa Ranjith, a happy birthday:
Wishing the versatile creator of thought-provoking films, #PaRanjith sir, a very happy birthday From team #Thangalaan#HappyBirthdayPaRanjith #HBDPaRanjith#ChiyaanVikram @Thangalaan @chiyaan @beemji @kegvraja @StudioGreen2 @officialneelam @parvatweets @MalavikaM_ pic.twitter.com/iJ4CG0YmEC
— Studio Green (@StudioGreen2) December 7, 2022
About the Film
The film has music and background score by GV Prakash, cinematography by A. Kishor Kumar, and an edition by Selva RK. Its story is written by Tamil Praba. Set against the backdrop of Kolar Gold Mines in the pre-independence era, the film is based on some true events.
It will explore the story of a tribal community that was considered untouchable and how its people suffer in order to save their land from the British government.
Thangalaan OTT Release Date
Thangalaan finds its OTT partner is Netflix, the post theatrical rights in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada acquired by Netflix.
When we look at Chiyaan Vikram in this getup, only one thing comes to mind: DHOOOOL! 🔥
Thangalaan is coming to Netflix in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi as a post theatrical release. 🤩#NetflixPandigai #Thangalaan #NetflixLaEnnaSpecial pic.twitter.com/VbNYjAWKqt
— Netflix India South (@Netflix_INSouth) January 16, 2023