After last year’s Paradesi, director Bala is getting ready to launch his next movie based on Karagaatam, the Tamil folk dance form. Sasikumar and Varalakshmi Sarathkumar play the lead roles in the film titled Tharai Thappatai.
As with any Bala movie, the lead actors have vigorously started preparing for their roles. Sasikumar has shaven his trademark beard and sports a pencil thin mustache. He is reportedly playing a Nathasvaram Vidwan in the movie.
Varu who is a good dancer, started learning Karagattam from trained dancers from Tanjore. She is also working out and following a new diet to get into shape for the dancer role. This role is a major break for her and she is looking forward to capitalize on this to take her career to the next level.
Isai Gnani Ilaya Raja has already composed a few songs. The pre-production for this movie is going on in full swing.