Starring: Vishnu, Sunaina, Thambi Ramiah,Nandita Das, Saranya
Director: Seenu Ramasamy
Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Banner: Red Giant Movies
Music: N. R. Raghunathan
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2 hrs 17 mins
Release Date: 30 Nov 2012
Neerparavai may not boast of big stars but it has generated a lot of talk amongst industry and fans. The latest offering from the national award-winning director Seenu Ramasamy raises the expectations of the movie pretty high.
The film stars Vishnu and Sunaina in lead roles. Bollywood actress Nandita Das (of Azhagi and Kannathil Muttamithal fame) makes a comeback with this flick. According to sources, Seenu Ramasamy got Nandita on board after a lot of persuasion. Noted writer Jaymohan has penned the dialogues while Vairamuthu takes care of the lyrics and N. R. Raghunanthan is the music director. The film is produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin under his home banner Red Giant Movies.
Esther (Nandita Das), a widow from the fishermen community, is in search of something always. This irks her only son, as he wants to sell their house and migrate to the city. Everyday night Esther is seen at the backyard of her house, singing songs which is usually sung at the cemetery. Her son begins to suspect her and decides to dig the place. Shockingly, they finds out Arulappa Das’ (Esther’s husband) dead body there… Esther is arrested and the enquiry begins, from there on it’s her story narrated in a flashback!
Esther (Sunaina) is a pious young girl who lives with her cousin Sister Benita. On the same village, Arulappa Das (Vishnu) is an alcohol addict and they all belong to the fishermen community. Arul’s parents are always worried about his behaviour and decides to put him in a rehabilitation centre. Meanwhile, Arul falls in love with Esther. When Arul comes back as a changed man, his village people fails to believe him. Arul, then approaches Sister Benita for Esther’s hand but it goes in vain. Arul has to now prove himself, with the help of a Muslim boat merchant (Samuthirani), he starts his own fishing network. Everything goes right in Arul’s life, he gets married to Esther, until a disaster happens…Neerparavai (2012),