Godha director Basil Joseph is all praise for Tovino’s Tharangam
Malayalam cinema has been witnessing a lot of experimental films over the last couple of years. Tovino Thomas starrer Tharangam is the latest entrant to that list. The movie was released on Friday and opened to good reports from both the critics and the common audience. Critics have lauded the young team for their courageous attempt to try something new rather than the usual run-of-the-mill stuff.
Now director Basil Joseph, noted for his films like Godha and Kunjiramayanam, has lavished praise on Tharangam and the team behind it. His Facebook post reads,
“Tharangam is definitely a good dark comedy movie , with some neat performances from the cast and great effort from a group of young technicians. Tovino , Balu , and a couple of new actors definitely deserves an appreciation for carrying those innocently idiotic characters throughout the movie creating some good moments to laugh. Dominic Arun made a gutsy but good debut with an experimental screenplay and narrative, well supported by a brilliant technical team. Congrats team Tharangam and all the best for a good theatrical run.”
Tharanagam is a crime-comedy that also has fantasy elements in it. Tovino, Balu Varghese and newbies Santhy Balachandran and Neha Iyer play the major roles. The movie has an elaborate supporting cast that includes seasoned actors like Manoj K Jayan, Vijayaraghavan, Saiju Kurup and several other newcomers.
Dircetor Dominic Arun has co-written the movie along with Anil Narayanan. Most of the technicians are newcomers. Deepak D Menon has cranked the camera while Aswhin Raju has composed the music. Actor Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films have jointly produced the movie along with Mini Studio.