Date of Birth
Tamil Nadu, IndiaEdit page
Thankar Bachan was born in Pathirakottai, a village near Panruti, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu.
Apart from films he occasionally contributes to literary works. His novels include Onbathu Roobai Nottu and Ammavin Kai Pesi. He eventually made this novel into films in his own direction.
Thankar Bachan was known for his contribution to portraying North Tamil Nadu villages which were not depicted in Tamil cinema properly. His story plots were set mostly in Panruti and surrounding villages.
After Bharathiraja, villages were best portrayed in Thangar Bachan movies. Bharathiraja himself declared that after him Bachan directs the best village films.