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"Paradesi" (original title)

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Before independence during the 1940's depicts the lives of poor carefree villagers who are lured to work in Tea plantation farms and how they are forced to live rest of their lives as slaves with no traces of hope and freedom.

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Paradesi is based on real life incidents that took palace before independence during the 1940s. The film is the screen-adaptation of 'Eriyum Panikadu' a Tamil translation of the 1969 novel Red Tea by Paul Harris Daniel. The film mainly deals with a tea plantation workers in the Madras Presidency during the British Raj. The Film delves into the wretched lives of Tea plantation workers. The Movie realistically depicts the lives of poor carefree villagers who are lured to work in Tea plantation farms and how they are forced to live rest of their lives as slaves with no traces of hope and freedom. Written by Sadiq Khan (sadiqkhandirector@gmail.com)

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Bala's Best
9 April 2013 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Paradesi is by far Bala's best film. With no compromise on commercial aspects the movie literally relives the lives of the famine stricken people of southern India under the rule of the British.

One can watch this movie simply to enjoy the language and the Tamil slang the people of that age used.

At the end of the movie one would have gone through all emotions; happiness, sadness, laughter, pain, fear, pity. Though the story is adapted from 'Eriyum Panikadu' a Tamil translation of the 1969 novel Red Tea by Paul Harris Daniel this film has got a flavor of its own. The narrative style of the Director makes you feel as though you are one of the characters in the movie. The movie actually sucks the audience into it for its entire length leaving the audience much to think about in the end.

Any person who enjoyed the movie would want to read the novel, any person who has already read the novel will enjoy the movie even more.

Coming to the technical aspects, the film has already won the National award for Best costume designs. The Camera work is noteworthy,specially in the initial scenes. The background score is descent and the songs go well with the flow of the movie. The lead characters have excelled individually however the rest of casting could have been a little better.

All in all Paradesi is a movie to watch, a movie to live,a movie to learn from..


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