Tamil Filmmaker Thamira passes away due to COVID-19

Thamira has worked as an assistant to legendary filmmakers such as K Balachander and Bharathiraja before striking out on his own.

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Tamil filmmaker Thamira died on Monday in a private hospital in Chennai as a result of COVID-19 complications. The news has shocked the Tamil film industry, which is still reeling from the untimely death of comedy icon Vivek.

Thamira worked with legendary filmmakers such as K Balachander and Bharathiraja before striking out on his own. Rettaisuzhi, his first film as a director, starred some of Tamil cinema’s biggest names. Thamira’s mentors Balachander and Bharathiraja played crucial roles in the film, which was directed by Shankar. The film, which was released in 2010, received negative reviews from the filmmakers and bombed at the box office.

Thamira’s second film was dubbed Aan Devathai, which translates to “Male Angel” in Tamil. The lead actors in the 2018 film were Samuthirakani, Ramya Pandian, Kavin, and Monica. It received negative reviews from critics once again and struggled to make an impact at the box office.

Thamira has also directed the web series “My Perfect Husband”. The film, which stars veteran actors Sathyaraj and Seetha in lead roles, is expected to premiere on Disney Plus and Hotstar.