THOTA THARRANI'S WORLD
Thota Tharrani is an eminent Artist and award-winning Art Director renowned as the ‘Legend in the world of Art Direction’. An artist since the tender age of five years, Thota Tharrani is a creative genius who has created some astounding works over six decades. He stepped into the world of cinema first as an ardent observer in the year 1962. This 2022 marks 60 Years of his entry into the world Cinema, and he has now completed 200 films (and still counting) as Art Director! As an Artist his vast and versatile works include pencil drawings, paintings collages, sculptures, and other unique works in varied mediums. He is a decorated individual with two national awards including the coveted Padma Shri, and twelve state awards for exemplary work during his long and illustrious career as an Artist and Art Director and Production Designer.
An Artist, Art Director and creative genius, Thota Tharrani’s repertoire of Art works on canvas include several mediums such as water colours, pen and ink, sketches, acrylic. Thota Tharrani is the pioneer creator of collages and he went on to even create stunning montages and sculptures.
His interest in drawing and sketching began at the tender age of 5 and his love for art led him to College of Arts Madras, and specialized in Mural Painting he also studied Print Making in France. He is a versatile artist whose repertoire of works include pencil drawings, pen and ink, water colours, paintings, collages, montages. He has conducted over 75 one man national and international shows.
Thota Tharrani’s body of work as Art Director, can be experienced in over two hundred motion pictures, including three foreign productions, Pondicherry, Dernier comptoir des indes and Hanuman in French, and Branchie in Italian. He was inculcated into the world of Art Direction when he visited his father Sri Thota Venkateswara Rao, at the sets of films and cinema.