The Sweet Sound of Tamil
The Sweet Sound of Tamil is a documentary film showcasing the major Tamil dialects spoken in South and Southeast Asia. Tamil is a classical language with over 2000 years of rich literary tradition. The language today is spoken by 90 million people in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and throughout the Tamil diaspora.
The film, presented in Tamil, highlights the beauty of the language through stories told by people from the lands and subregions of India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Experts and authors join the conversation on the features and evolution of spoken Tamil. The dialects, and moreover Tamil itself, are found to be fading in certain regions and urban centers. The film shines a light on this trend and promotes ideas for preserving Tamil.
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