Dhanush-starrer Tamil romantic-drama Mariyaan, which released July 19, has received an overwhelming response from audiences and an elated Bharatbala says that the love story in his directorial venture kept everyone engrossed.
"The response has been phenomenal. I have been watching the film
over the last few days with the audience in many theatres and
realised they are enjoying it to the fullest. Audiences were
immersed in the love story till the end," Bharat Bala
"People usually sit back and relax or even take a break during
the songs in a film, but it wasn't the same with Mariyaan.
Audiences didn't move from their seats because even the songs had a
story to tell," he added.
Mariyaan, inspired by true events, is the story of an
Indian held captive in Sudan. It featured Dhanush and Parvathi
Menon in the lead roles. Bala believes Dhanush and Parvathi's
performances were like the icing on the cake.
"Dhanush was definitely an attraction. But the credit can't be
handed over to him completely because Parvathi was equally powerful
in her role and even the story managed to impress," he
"Dhanush and Parvathi breathe life into the story. I'm also sure
people also have other reasons to like the film," he added. Bala
believes the film must have broken even by now as it continues to
have high occupancy even on week days.
When asked about his next project, he said, "I have a few
scripts in place, but I haven't zeroed in on what's next. I think
it's too soon to think about it."