Taramani

Ram

IFFR 2018

House on Fire

  • 150'
  • India
  • 2017

If Ram was able to premiere two films inside a few months, then it is because Taramani was so long in the making. Three years in fact. This might come as a surprise considering this story about the complicated relationship between single mother Althea and brooding loner Prabunath and set in Chennai’s IT-hub doesn’t seem to pose too many production challenges. Narrating modern life with a modicum of verisimilitude can sometimes become an uphill battle, especially when at the end of the day the censorship board steps in and demands changes that violate basic tenets of gender equality.

Taramani became a much-discussed case last autumn when the film was promoted with posters that lambasted the censors’ hypocrisy, such as: "Why did you leave me and go for the movie? – Because it's an Adult movie, baby. – Fish you, is it only men who are adults?"

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Director
Ram
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
India
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
150'
Medium
DCP
Language
Tamil
Producer
J. Satish Kumar
Production Company
JSK Film Corporation
Sales
JSK Film Corporation
Screenplay
Ram
Cinematography
Theni Eashwar
Editor
A. Sreekar Prasad
Music
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cast
Anjali, Andrea Jeremiah, Adrian Knight Jesly, Azhagam Perumal, Vasanth Ravi, Nivas Adithan

Programme IFFR 2018

House on Fire

A look at our world in crisis from a truly oblique angle: Tamil Nadu, India’s southernmost state, home to some of contemporary cinema’s most edgy work.

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