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Taramani

Taramani, set in an upmarket glossy IT hub of the same name in Chennai, narrates the life of Althea Johnson, a free-spirited lady. Althea, who works as a HR in a corporate, has undergone a lot of terrible experiences in life: divorced from a man with a hidden sexual orientation and estranged from parents who antagonize her in some of the most stereotypical manner. Into this predicament falls the carefree and chatty Prabhunath who meets Althea in the midst of a heavy rainfall, and captivates her attention by recounting his love failure. Althea nonetheless is weary of a romantic relationship and is more on the looked for a kindred spirit. Nonetheless, she falls for him and thus begins another journey of love, heartbreak, self-doubt, and redemption. The film is a take on modern day relationships that stereotype women, while showing the flawed face of men.
The narration also delves deep into ‘complex’ issues like globalization, demonetization, ego, desire, greed, lust, hypocrisy, compassion, frustration and more.

  • Ram
    Director
    Kattradhu Thamizh a.k.a Tamil M.A. / Thangameenkal / Taramani
  • Ram
    Writer
    Kattradhu Thamizh a.k.a Tamil M.A. / Thangameenkal / Taramani
  • J Satish Kumar (JSK Film Corporation)
    Producer
    Paradesi / Thangameenkal / Idharkuthaaney Aasaipattaai Balakumara / Naduvula Konjam Pakkattha Kaanom / Kuttram Kadidhal
  • Andrea Jeremiah
    Key Cast
    Aayirathil Oruvan / Viswaroopam / Annaiyum Rasoolum
  • Anjali
    Key Cast
    Kattradhu Thamizh a.k.a Tamil M.A. / Angadi Theru / Engeyum Eppodhum
  • Vasanth Ravi
    Key Cast
    Debut Film
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 28 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    620,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2018
    Rotterdam
    Netherlands
  • Jaffna International Film Festival 2017
    Jaffna
    Sri Lanka
    September 20, 2017
  • Chennai International Film Festival 2017
    Chennai
    India
    December 19, 2017
Director Biography - Ram

Ram is an Indian Film Writer and Director who predominantly works in Tamil Cinema.
Ram after completing Master of Arts in Tamil Literature, began his journey as a writer in Tamil language. He was soon associated with renowned Bollywood filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi as script writer and worked in shaping the story of several of his films. Later he was associated with ace cinematographer and director Balu Mahendra, whom Ram credits as his teacher, and who, he says transforming him from being a film maniac to a film student
In 2007, his debut directorial venture “Kattradhu Thamizh a.k.a Tamil M.A.” was critically acclaimed and discussed the impact of globalization and the resultant social imbalances in the life of a common man graduated from a literature background. The film gained high critical acclaim upon its release with the critics describing it as “Kurinji flower (a flower that blossoms only once in 12 years) in Indian Cinema”.
His second movie “Thangameenkal” released in 2013 discusses how a common man’s life is twisted and turned by globalization and today’s educational system. Ram also made his debut as an actor playing the protagonist’s role of the father. The film won several awards and accolades which include:
• Won Best Regional Film, Best Child Artist & Best Lyrics in 61st National Film Awards conferred by the Government of India for the year 2013.
• Won the Best Director Award in Tamil Nadu State Government Award for the year 2013.
• Selected & screened in Indian panorama section at the 44th International Film Festival of India, Goa in the year 2013.
• Selected and screened in the “Children’s World” section at the 18th International Children’s Film Festival 2013 held at Hyderabad, India.
• Won the Best Film award at the 11th Chennai International Film Festival.
His third movie “Taramani” discusses on the male-female relationship in the contemporary world. The movie depicts the modern day relationship and its complexities through various characters in the movie. The movie was released in Aug 2017 to a high critical and commercial acclaim.
His next film titled “Peranbu a.k.a Resurrection” starring South Indian Superstar Mammootty is in its post-production stage and is expected to be released soon.

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