Tamil filmmaker Thamira died on Monday in a private hospital in Chennai due to complications related to Kovid-19. The news has given a shock to the entire Tamil film industry, which is recovering from the untimely death of comedy icon Vivek.
Thamira assisted veteran filmmakers like K Balachander and Bharathiraja before venturing out on their own. His first film as a director was Rettisuzhi, which featured some of the biggest names in Tamil cinema. While director Shankar controlled it, Thamira’s mentors in the film were Balachander and Bharathiraja. The film, which came out in 2010, did not receive rave reviews from critics and made a splash at the box office.
We have lost another true gem. #Thamira Sir remained true to his craft and never pursued fame or wealth. It was a great gift to work with him. His soul R.I.P. Heartfelt condolences to Sir’s family. pic.twitter.com/D0llFY8RWM
– Ghibran (@gibranofficial) 27 April, 2021
Absolutely shocking to hear. This is a very sad thing. Life is becoming very short for many.
Take care guys. Be safe pic.twitter.com/Qx3V8e4tZV
– Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA (@dhananjayang) 27 April, 2021
Thamira’s second film was titled Aan Devathai, which is Tamil for Male Angel. The 2018 film featured Samuthirakani, Ramya Pandian, Kavin and Monika in the lead roles. Again it received mixed reviews from critics and failed to make its mark at the box office.
# Riptmeira Sir:(
The entire cast and crew of Aan dhevadhai are always treated with the utmost respect. He has supported me and cared for me like my family members and it is a personal https://t.co/4a9s62Xgpv very dear sir. Deepest condolences to the family pic.twitter.com/LJ27UrtAUC
– Ramya Pandian (@iamramyapandian) 27 April, 2021
Thamira has also helped a web series called My Perfect Husband. With veteran actors Satyaraj and Sita in lead roles, the series is set to release on Disney Plus Hotstar.