New Delhi: Bringing riveting and pertinent stories from India has been a constant endeavor by SonyLIV, which has been consistent in strengthening its southern content slate. Launching yet another compelling narrative, the platform is all set for the OTT release of the award-winning film ‘Thaen’, a story that highlights the fierce realities of society. It traces the journey of a young, rural, and uneducated beekeeper who battles insurmountable challenges to save his wife from a rare disease. Directed by Ganesh Vinayakan and Produced by Ambalavanan.B, Prema.P & AP Productions, Thaen has been widely showcased at film festivals and has scored over 40 nominations. The movie was one of the two Tamil films which were selected at the Indian Panorama 2020. Thaen is also feted at the 11th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi NCR, India, Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020, New Delhi Film Festival, Ayodhya Film Festival, Ayodhya 2020 amongst others.
Thaen revolves around the lives of Velu (Tharun Kumar) and Poongodi (Abarnathi) who are living a seemingly happy life, with their daughter in a remote village on a hillside. In an unfortunate turn of events, Poongodi falls ill and is later diagnosed with a terminal disease. Velu struggles to get medical support for Poongodi as they are denied access to good healthcare for lack of valid documents or means to prove their citizenship. Hard-hitting dialogues and scenes of the film question how bureaucratic inefficiency and lack of medical infrastructure are shaping the reality of society. The film drives a social message which is sure to hit the right chord with the audience. Apart from Tamil, this masterpiece will be available in Malayalam, Telugu, and Kannada
Ganesh Vinayakan, Director “The plight of an uneducated man struggling for his rights, this is the reality of many… ‘Thaen’ brings to fore his struggle in relatable storytelling. The film is based on true events, relevant in today’s times and I am sure the movie will touch the hearts of many.”
Tharun Kumar, Actor “I am glad to be a part of such an amazingly scripted film which delivers a strong message. I am sure it creates an impact on all, for the right reasons. It was a pleasure working with the cast, crew, and hard-working team. I hope with the OTT launch on SonyLIV, the movie crosses boundaries and reaches millions across.”
Ashish Golwalkar, Head – Content, SET and Digital Business ‘Thaen’ is a carefully crafted tale that delves into a subject rarely talked about in cinema. Through these gripping and informative stories of India with real-life relevance, our goal is to resonate with the audience and showcase content which has the power to shift perceptions.”
Thaen will be streaming from on 25th June exclusively on SonyLIV.