Very rarely we see audience and critics having same verdict on a film. Especially, for a film with no stars in the cast and has a off-beat content, we hardly see getting thumbs up from all sections. Well, here is a movie, which has done a magic in 2013. Yes, Bala's Paradesi has taken the audience by storm.
The film was released with a lot of expectations. Though there
was no big star in the cast, the brand Bala had made people to wait
on their toes for the release of Paradesi. And the
director has not disappointed them again. The filmmaker, whose last
film Avan Ivan did not live up to his reputation, has not
only won the hearts of critics now but also audience.
Story of The Movie
In a small hamlet in Salur, resides hundreds of happy families in harmony, hope and optimism of a better future. One among them is Rasa (Atharva), who lives with his grandmother. He is the most obedient and hard working male in the locality and earns a livelihood by doing household chores and odd jobs. However, his grandmother expects him to search for employment instead of begging for one square meal.
He leaves home in search of a job, only to return afterwards
with an employment offer for everybody in his hamlet to work in a
tea plantation. Excited by the promise of a decent wage and
retirement from service after one year, hundreds of villagers go
with their chins up and eyes filled with aspirations. But it
doesn't take them too long to realise that a castle of dreams don't
become reality. And reality is painful and traumatic. What happens
to them and hundreds alike at the tea plantation? This forms the
rest of the story.
Now, we are bringing you what our readers have to say about the movie. Follow the slideshow...
Oneindia Reader Antony Wrote...
Paradesi is one of the best films in history. Rating
should be 4.5/5.
Oneindia Reader Shankar Wrote...
Still Some Scenes running in mind...Vairamuthu No words for
praise him."Valli Solave eilaye vai mozhi ! Kaneeru than allayin
thai mozhi" This is just
sample...1.Bala2.Vairamuthu.3.Cheziyan.4.Adarva..GV should improve
alot Missing Ilayarja Alot.
Oneindia Reader Sathia Wrote...
Not an Entertainment. Full of real story. But look tooo
Oneindia Reader Yuvi Wrote...
Awesome Movie. I would say one of the best movie from
Oneindia Reader Sai Prakash Wrote...
Typical Bala tragedy of hopelessness, poverty, crime and
unemployment in the working class of Tamil World. First half is
racy. Second half is slow. Adharva is bland and inadequate in his
role. Don't think he has any future as hero in Kollywood. GVP music
is average & seems copied from other Bala films. The film may
land in a controversy soon and protest from CSI for its
anti-evangelist stance. Limited impact.
Oneindia Reader MS Ramesh Wrote...
Bala's Paradesi is one of the truely epic movies in
recent times...He has touched the subject of 'exploitism' with so
much maturity and realism which I do not think any other director
in India is capable of. Every shot is a poem in itself. What a
performance of almost all the actors ! Atharvaa is simply superb...
Vedhika even better. A Must watch. I will give all ***** Five stars
Oneindia Reader Madmax Wrote...
The movie sucked big time. Boring as hell! Just another
exploitation flick. Bala has made a mockery of a 'so called' true