Thanga Meengal (2013)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 20 mins

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'Thanga Meengal' is a realistic and heartwarming movie that intricately and lovingly paints the picture of a unique bond between father and daughte. Set against a picturesque backdrop, it explores the immense value of unconditional love, care and acceptance from one's parents. This subtle and thought-provoking movie also highlights every child's vital need for positive role models for healthy overall development psychologically and emotionally, especially in the formative and school-going years. This evocative tale is a coming-of-age story of an unfit father struggling to make ends meet, told through the eyes of his eight-year old daughter. Kalyani (Ram) a man in his mid-30s, is constantly looked down upon by his own father for his inability to land a job to at least pay his daughter's school fees on time. Kalyani got married at a young age unaware of the consequences of supporting a child without a job. However, his whole life revolves around his 8 year old daughter Chellamma (Baby Sadhana), who is believed to be a special child. Her ability to learn in school is different from others, but that doesn't spare her from earning the ridicule of her teachers and classmate. It is only Kalyani, who understands Chellamma on a level that not even her own mother (Shelly Kishore), understands her. The family lives with his father (Poo Ramu) a former headmaster and mother (Rohini) who are deeply critical of the way their grandchild is being brought up, causing further complications in their life. Will there ever be a solution to their problems?

Cast: Padmapriya, Ram Subramaniam

Crew: Ram Subramaniam (Director), Arbhindu Saaraa (Director of Photography), Yuvan Shankar Raja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family

Release Dates: 30 Aug 2013 (India)

Tamil Name: தங்க மீன்கள்

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Did you know? This emotionally sensitive movie received the award for Best Tamil Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Tracklist
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
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Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Sriram Parthasarathy
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Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Rahul Nambiar
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Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Alphons Joseph
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Music Director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
Playback Singer: Baby Sanjana
Trivia:
At the 61st National Film Awards for 2013, Na. Muthukumar won the award for Best Lyrics for the lyrics of the song Ananda Yaazhai, which gave quite the expression to the narrative through the contextual amplification of emotions.

This emotionally sensitive movie received the award for Best Tamil Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013.

Sadhana won the Best Child Actress award at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013, for her brilliant performance in this movie.
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Baby Sadhana gets national recognition!
17 Apr 2014, by Galatta
Sadhana dedicates National Award to director Ram
17 Apr 2014, by Bollywood Life
The most qualified actress - Padmapriya
24 Aug 2013, by Behindwoods
Ram's Thanga Meengal from Aug 30
16 Aug 2013, by Times of India
Ram's 'Thanga Meengal' from Aug 30
16 Aug 2013, by The Times of India
Great expectations from Thanga Meengal
04 May 2013, by The Hindu