Thangalaan: The Story behind Vikram - Pa. Ranjith's next periodic drama's title...

(This article is authored by Alar)

Vikram, who is eagerly awaiting the release of his magnum opus ‘Ponniyin Selvan 2’, is also busy shooting for his next film with director Pa Ranjith. The film, which is titled ‘Thangalaan’, has created a lot of buzz among the fans ever since its title announcement video was released. The video showed Vikram in a rough and rugged look, sporting a long beard and a turban.

The character of Thangalaan is an important part of the film’s plot as he is the leader of the Tamil community in KGF and fights for their rights and safety. The filmmakers have chosen to use the name as a symbol of strength and resilience in the face of adversity. The film is set in the 1970s and depicts the harsh conditions under which the miners worked and the exploitation they faced at the hands of the British. 

Recent reports states that the term "Thangalaan" has significant historical reference. The term is used to describe a person who has defended and served as a leader for a specific group of people. The term originates from the British Indian Government's 1881 census data, which recorded the presence of a clan with the same name. Many Tamils worked as miners in the Kolar Gold Fields (KGF), and the film is based on their experiences there.

Vikram portrays a leader of a resistance movement that rises up against British colonial rule and exploitation. The film also stars Malavika Mohanan, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Pasupathy, Daniel Caltagirone, Harikrishnan and others in pivotal roles.The film’s music is composed by GV Prakash Kumar, while the cinematography is handled by Kishor Kumar and the editing by Selva Rk.

The film is produced by K.E. Gnanavelraja under the banners of Neelam Productions and Studio Green. The film is shot in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages and is expected to hit the screens in the last quarter of this year.