The movie has benefited Dhanush and Bharath Bala. After smashing
B-Town audience with Raanjhanaa, Dhanush is all set to
impress his native audience again.
Mariyaan deals with the story of construction fishermen
(Dhanush) who will be having a close bond towards sea, as it is the
place where he earns his livelihood. He calls himself a 'Prince of
Ocean'. The way he earns his livelihood is shown in more
adventurous way. More than Dhanush's love interest, Panimalar
(Parvathi Menon) has played the role of
a model wife, who forces Dhanush to change his job and asks him to
go to Sudan. The movie takes a turn at this movement.
Typically Dhanush's movies used to be one-man show, but in this
movie, female lead Parvathi Menon turns out to be strong character
at the end. However, the suffering character portrayed by Dhanush
is not new as he has played several such characters in the
Mariyaan means immortal and director Bharath Bala showcases two
immortal things on screen - one is Mariyaan and another is his
love. The movie concludes saying 'Love is Immortal.'
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The plot deals with the emotional journey of the hostage, who
will be kept in an unknown place. He will be kidnapped by Sudan
Mercenaries. The plot is adapted from the real life incident, in
2008, few oil workers were kidnapped from India and kept as
Dhanush has given extraordinary performance especially in the
second half, where he has to go through physical struggle.
Parvathi Menon's Performance
Parvathi Menon plays a love interest role of Dhanush, who will
force him to join as a construction worker in Sudan. She has got a
typical native look with her costumes and has maintained a good
chemistry with Dhanush.
Marc Koninckx Camera Work...
Marc Koninckx, work should be appreciated, his camera work in
the under-water scene is mind-blowing. The location reminds us of
Mani Ratnam's Kadal. Mariyaan is the third movie
in recent days to have the story in coastal region.
Bharath Bala's Direction
The slow pace of the movie helps the audience to feel the
emotions for more time. It seems like director Bharath Bala has
purposefully leisured the pace.
The tracks 'Enga ponna raasa' and 'Kadal raasa naan' have been
is used as a background score in the whole movie. AR Rahman's score
will make the audience to keep humming even after they are out of
No doubt Mariyaan will lend the National award for
Dhanush. His sufferings on-screen, bursting and agony during
emotional scenes have come out well. The movie is a must watch for
Cast And Crew
Director: Bharat Bala
Producer: Venu Ravichandran
Music: AR Rahman
Cinematography: Marc Koninckx
Cast: Dhanush, Parvathi Menon, Salim Kumar
Release Date: 19 July, 2013