Maverick filmmaker and National Award winning director Bala has delivered hit after hit in his 13 years career in Tamil film industry. His ability to churn out good scripts has always ensured him success. Though his movies have off-beat content, it has never failed to keep the cash registers ringing. Now, the filmmaker is back with his latest movie Paradesi.
The interesting part of the movie is that he has chosen yet-to-be-established actors Adharvaa and Dhansika. Generally, the roles are serious and intense in nature and youngsters will obviously find it difficult to live up to his expectations. And his selection of Adharvaa and Dhansika have surprised many in the industry. However, popular actress Vedhika is also part of the cast.
Paradesi is based on real life incidents that occurred pre-independence in the 1930s. In fact, the film is the screen-adaptation of 'Eriyum Panikadu' a Tamil translation of the 1969 novel Red Tea by Paul Harris Daniel. The flick mainly deals with a tea plantation workers in the Madras Presidency during the British Raj.
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How Bala has adapted the story into motion pictures? How he has managed to bring the best out of his actors? Will the movie be a milestone film in his career? Continue reading the review to get answers to all those questions.
Movies on slavery have been made in every film industries in India. People in power always treated poor very badly and Bala tries to bring it as realistically as possible on-screen. The story is set in 1930s and shows the condition of poor tea plantation workers. And also throws light on the lifestyle of ordinary carefree workers and how their freedom was hijacked by the people in power. The director constructs the story in a brilliant manner with no room for fiction elements in the narration.
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A ruthless middlemen take people to work in a tea plantation and offers them good wages. But when they land in the place, those innocents understand that their lives were sealed forever as neither they get what were promised nor they can escape. Their pains, anguish and struggles form the crux of the story. Continue reading the review on the slideshow...