Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2013
Country: INDIA
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.


CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

United Airlines World Tour


V. Ravichandran

Bharatbala, Sriram Rajan

Marc Koninckx

Vivek Harshan

Principal Cast
Dhanush, Parvathy, Appukutti, Vinayakan T., Jagan Purushottam, Christopher Minnie

Director Bio
Bharatbala is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and producer based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His Bharatbala Productions operates in Mumbai and Chennai.

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MARYAN (2013)

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India International

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