It is a musical drama written, produced and directed by Bala. Starring Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the leading roles.
Ilayaraaja is the music director. This filmis Ilaiyaraaja’s 1000th film.
Tharai Thappattai movie review:
Sannasi, a folk musician, convinces Sooravali, his lover and a female dancer in his troupe, to marry Karuppaiah, a docile man. Little do they realise the intentions of Karuppaiah, but when they do it is too late.
The film deals with the lives of Sannasai (Sasikumar, who is just about OK) and Sooravali (Varalaxmi).Sooravali is the main dancer in sannasi’s folk music troupe, which performs at festivals, and she is madly in love with him. when Sooravali’s mother asks Sannasi to let his lover marry Karuppaiah, a seemingly docile man, he agrees, even though he is in love with her. But it is only later that Sannasi realises that he has sent Sooravali into hell and decides to take revenge. One moment we see Sannasi hearing for the first of Sooravali’s fate and the next scene, we see him break into the house where she is kept, even though she could not be traced by her mother for months. Even in the climax, we see him left beaten and bruised one moment and the next, he turns up where Karuppaiah is. villain, Karuppaiah (RK Suresh, who is a superb addition to Bala’s roster of menacing movie villains), a character which seems to be part of this tale just because Bala cannot help but have a blood-soaked ending.