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Run Time: 151 minutes
This is a tale of one man’s love for his woman and the sea. MARYAN is a handsome Tamil tiger shark hunter and cocky self-proclaimed king of the ocean. Though he’s standoffish, the fetching Panimalar tries to charm him into loving her. Just as Maryan (inevitably) falls for Pani, a rivalry between him and a local thug forces him from the village. Two years pass as Maryan labors in the hostile deserts of Sudan, while constantly dreaming of his Pani and the sea. Finally heading for home, he is captured by violent terrorists. Though exposed to psychological torture, Maryan’s faith in the future keeps the darkness at bay. This fascinating love story/thriller, based on a true adventure, incorporates Bollywood-style musical numbers—including a memorable Afro-dance sequence by the desert terrorists. Attractive Tamil stars Dhanush and Parvathy are convincing as the fated lovers. (In Tamil with subtitles) —B.B.
Bharatbala, Sriram Rajan
Dhanush, Parvathy, Appukutti, Vinayakan T., Jagan Purushottam, Christopher Minnie
Bharatbala is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His Bharatbala Productions operates in Mumbai and Chennai.
Bharatbala Productions Pvt. Ltd.
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