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Thanga Meengal
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An Honest Effort

Ram has a simple story to tell and he has gone about it without resorting to any compromises whatsoever. But there is no denying the fact that the film does seem melodramatic in more than one occasion. >> more

by - MovieCrow on 30/Aug/2013

Rating (3/5)


A must watch movie with your daughter.

Thanga Meengal is another movie that talks about father-daughter sentiment. Not a new concept, but it has uniqueness in the way of presentation.

by - One India

Rating (3.5/5)

A big round of applause to Director Ram for his vision and unflinching passion on his subject

Thanga Meengal brims with heart felt heavy emotions, has lifelike performances and is a brilliantly made film.

by - Behindwoods.com

Rating (3.5/5)

A disappointment of sorts

The director loses focus often, the messages convoluted. Was the movie about the faulty educational system? Or was it about the elite English medium schools versus the Tamil government-run schools issue? Was it about the needs of a special child or about Kalyani, a misfit in society? Or was it just ...

by - Indian Express

Rating (2.5/5)

Artsy, gutsy with minor flaws

Ram's "Thanga Meenal" is not your ordinary Tamil film that comes week after week. It's a rare children's film that rises to live up to its purpose while stumbling along the way.

by - Sify.com

Rating (3.5/5)

A cocktail of sentiments

Ram deserves a special mention for his direction cum acting, with only two movies he has proved his mettle and Kollywood needs more directors like him no doubt. The cameo by Padmapriya as a teacher might look uncalled for, however that's screenplay of twists!

by - IndiaGlitz.com

Rating (3/5)

'Thanga Meengal' is not your ordinary Tamil film

Despite being overly sentimental and bravely taking a dig at primary school education system and a few other things, 'Thanga Meengal' is a coming-of-age story of an unfit father struggling to make ends meet, told through the eyes of his eight-year old daughter.

by - IANS

Rating (3/5)

Thanga Meenkal Review

Kalyani (Ram), a school dropout with a non-paying job, is obsessively affectionate towards his nine-year-old daughter Chellamma (Sadhana), who lives in a world of her own. But the realities of everyday life separate them. Can the bond between father and daughter withstand the tests of fate and bring them together again?

by - Times Of India

Rating (3.5/5)