R. Madhavan speaks about his experience watching Thangam, Sudha Kongara’s film in Netflix’s Paava Kadhaigal, set to release on December 18th
Netflix’s upcoming anthology – Paava Kadhaigal explores different human relationships and their complexities when love, pride and honour come into play. The films bring together four formidable directors – Sudha Kongara, Vignesh Shivan, Gautham Vasudev Menon and Vetri Maaran and is set to release on Netflix this December 18, 2020.
One of the four films, Thangam directed by Sudha Kongara tells the story of honor and the repercussions of an inter-community relationship. One is taken on a journey that highlights the problems faced by transgender people in the country and their place in the society. Leading actor, writer and film producer R. Madhavan watched Sudha Kongara’s Thangam and had his views to share on the film. Speaking about Thangam, R. Madhavan said, “I have had the privilege to watch Thangam and it is Sudha Kongara’s finest work till date. The film has left me fulfilled. Paava Kadhiagal’s Thangam had a relatively simple-looking storytelling which was very impactful and it was great to see the entire team pull this off. What I loved about Justin Prabhakar’s music in the film was it went very seamlessly from western instrumentation to the village tunes- something I have always wanted to see. There are many occasions in the film where you think something is going to happen and it doesn’t, which I really like.”
Paava Kadhiagal tells four different stories from the hinterlands of the country by four distinct directors with distinct voices. The anthology features a stellar ensemble cast, including Anjali, Bhavani Sre, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Hari, Kalidas Jayaram, Kalki Koechlin, Padam Kumar, Prakash Raj, Sai Pallavi, Shanthnu Bhagyaraj and Simran, amongst others.