Thangar Bachan (born 1961) is an Indian film director and actor, cinematographer and novelist. He has served as jury member in National Film Awards.[1]

Thangar Bachan

Pathirakottai, South Arcot district (Present day Cuddalore), Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation(s)Cinematographer, film director, actor, film producer, novelist
Years active1990–

Early life edit

Thankar Bachan was born in Pathirakottai, a village near Panruti, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu.[2][citation needed]

Career edit

Bachan started his career as a cinematographer in debut film Malai Charal. He was known for his work in Mogamul and Bharathi. He made his directorial debut in Azhagi.

Apart from films he occasionally contribute on literary works. His novels include Onbathu Roobai Nottu and Ammavin Kai Pesi. He eventually made these novel into films in his own direction.

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.[3]

Filmography edit

As director edit

Year Film Cast Notes
2002 Azhagi Parthiban, Devayani, Nandita Das
2002 Solla Marandha Kadhai Cheran, Rathi
2004 Thendral Parthiban, Uma
2005 Chidambarathil Oru Appasamy Thangar Bachan, Navya Nair
2007 Pallikoodam Narain, Sneha Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Director
2007 Onbadhu Roobai Nottu Sathyaraj, Archana
2012 Ammavin Kaipesi Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, Iniya
2017 Kalavaadiya Pozhuthugal Prabhu Deva, Bhumika Chawla
2023 Karumegangal Kalaigindrana Yogi Babu, Gautham Menon

As actor edit

As Cinematographer only edit

Bibliography edit

Novels edit

  • Onbathu Roobai Nottu, 1996
  • Ammavin Kai Pesi, 2009[4]

Short story collections edit

  • Vellai Maadu, 1993
  • Kodi Munthiri, 2002
  • Isaikaatha Isaithattu, 2006
  • Thangar Bachan Kathaigal[5]
  • Solla Thonuthu- A collection of 50 articles published in Tamil Hindu daily news paper- 2015

Awards edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Feature Jury" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Director appeals for help to Thane victims". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Thangar Bachan - Back with yet another controversy". South Indian Cinema Magazine. 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Thangar pens his thoughts". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Thangar Bachan to release his book today". 7 January 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Thangar eyes Deepavali release". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Tamil Cinema:1999 Year Highlights". Dinakaran. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  8. ^ "Rajini, Kamal gets TN Govt Awards". Oneindia. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  9. ^ "Chief Minister of Tamilnadu honoured by Santhome Awards". Archived from the original on 10 August 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  10. ^ "Sathyan Memaorial Awards announced". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  11. ^ "GV SICA AWARD TAMIL FILMS 2007". Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  12. ^ "Ayngaran International". Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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