Mumbai: The much-awaited teaser of Chiyaan Vikram’s 61st film ‘Thangalaan’ has been unveiled today on the occasion of Tamil Nadu Formation Day. The teaser, which is streaming on Junglee Music Tamil’s YouTube channel, gives a glimpse of the action-packed drama set in the backdrop of the Kolar Gold Fields.
The teaser begins with a voice-over saying, “This is the story of a man who fought for his people and his land.” We then see Chiyaan Vikram, who plays the titular role of Thangalaan, a tribal leader who leads a revolt against the British mining company that exploits the gold mines and the workers. Vikram is seen in a rugged look, wielding a sword and slicing a snake in half. He also engages in fierce combat with the British soldiers and their Indian allies.
The teaser also introduces the other characters of the film, played by Parvathy Thiruvothu, Malavika Mohanan, Muthukumar, Arjun Prabhakaran, Pasupathi, Hari Krishnan, Preeti and Hollywood actor Daniel Goldragon. The film is directed by Pa Ranjith, who is known for his socially relevant films such as ‘Kabali’ and ‘Kaala’. The film is based on a true incident of the Kolar Gold Fields, which were once the richest gold mines in Asia.
The film ‘Thangalaan’ is produced by KE Gnanavelraja and has music by Santhosh Narayanan. The film was shot in 118 days in various locations across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The film is slated to release on January 26, 2024, in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages.
Chiyaan Vikram has also announced his 62nd film ‘Chiyaan 62’, which will be directed by S.U. Arun Kumar and produced by Riya Shibu. The music of the film will be composed by GV Prakash Kumar. Vikram’s next release will be the spy thriller ‘Dhruv Nachathiram: Chapter One – Yuddha Kaandam’, which will hit the screens on November 24, 2023.