Watch: 25 Years Of Thevar Magan – Baradwaj Rangan

25 years ago, on Deepavali, we saw the release of a film that Kamal Haasan wrote and acted in — Thevar Magan, which became one of his biggest blockbusters. In this video essay, Baradwaj Rangan takes a look at the things that make the film so special. From the cast (Kamal Haasan, Sivaji Ganesan, Revathy, Gautami, Nasser, Vadivelu) to the music (Ilayaraja), cinematography (PC Sreeram) and direction (Bharathan). From the symbolism to the screenwriting. From the way the songs are used to how cinematography defines character.

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