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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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Paradesi movie is about lost paradise.
18 March 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

PARADESI movie review by me.

Paradesi movie is about lost paradise.(Just juggle the words paradise,paradesi will come,actually the story is about people who leave their place on lookout for better future (paradesi looking out for paradise) but here as how the words can be juggled their life was juggled to Hell.

Just now seen "Paradesi" movie,I got involved in the movie so much,the tears came when exactly the climax came even though I don't know it is Climax,that is Direction at its best,kudos Bala.

Cons:The movie reminded me of Apocalypto at some scenes but it is the story about "paradesi's" who were same and who were cheated and tortured like this.

Pros:Whenever we go to tourist places in TamilNadu and Kerala border we just take picture of Tea estate and Tea plantation but this movie rather pictures their History,sufferings,life in ancient India.

I never seen a Indian movie hero living in a Hut in a movie or be it shots shot inside a Hut or treated like beggar in the Indian movies of this past decade.

Verdict:If you love drinking a cup of tea,please see the movie and feel the aroma of this movie,which extracts not tea from tea leaves but Blood from this leaves.

This movie is adapted from the novel named "Red Tea" by Paul Harris Daniel ,which I believed and the people who watched this movie or those who have read the novel will believe as aptly named.

Director:Bala


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