Cast: Dhanush, Parvathy, Salim Kumar
Direction: Bharat Bala
Producer: Venu Ravichandran
Banner: Aascar Films
Music: AR Rahman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Run Time: 150 Mins
Release Date : 19 Jul 2013
Mariyaan, the movie directed by Ace ad filmmaker Bharathbala, which makes his Tamil feature film debut, has Dhanush and Parvathi Menon in the lead roles. Movie deals with the story of a construction fishermen, who will be kidnapped and taken hostage in Sudan by mercenaries. The movie is based on the real incidents, which took place in 2008.
Maryan, which sees the return of Dhanush to Tamil films after a sizable hiatus post 3. With the best possible technical crew assisting the director, Maryan comes with the promise of delivering great music and visuals. Maryan also continues the recent love affair that Tamil cinema seems to be having with the state’s coastal areas.
The trailer gave us the perfect gist of the tale with elements like love, separation, struggle, survival and hope being the pivotal emotions. We have to admit that the movie is exactly what the trailer led us to believe.
The film opens in Sudan, Africa, where Mariyaan (Dhanush) is on a two-year contract with a company and has just a week left to finish. He is very excited to get back to India, where the love of his life Panimalar (Parvathi Menon) is desperately waiting for him.
As Mariyaan reminisces about his love, we are taken in a flashback to a fishing community in southern India. Panimalar has been in love with Mariyaan for a very long time and though he does not reciprocate her feelings initially, he soon realises that he too has deep feelings for her.
Soon they form a bond so strong that it withstands all the struggles and hardships that life throws their way.
Panimalar’s father has borrowed money from Theekkurissi (Vinayakan), a lecherous moneylender who has designs on the beautiful Panimalar. He asks for her hand in marriage in return for the money borrowed. When her father refuses, he gives him an ultimatum and threatens to kill him if he does not repay the money.
Mariyaan is now in a dilemma. In order to repay the money, he is forced to accept the offer to work in a foreign company for two years. A fisherman at heart and soul, he is loath to leave, but makes the difficult decision for his precious Panimalar.
We are back in Africa now, where Mariyaan is all set to go back, but certain unfortunate circumstances prevent him from returning. How he reaches his love Panimalar, fighting against all odds forms the rest of the story.