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He makes several bids to obtain employment but all goes in vain due to his poor language skills and inadequate educational qualifications. All his friends settle in life, but he continues ... See full summary »
Exploring into the mind of a youth who is mentally and physically abused in his childhood, the film shows how he slowly turns into a psychopath who kills anyone who comes in the way of the girl for whom he has an obsessive love!
Maryan (Dhanush) is an aggressive fisherman who is slowly attracted to the feisty Panimalar (Parvathy) who is crazy about him. But Theekkurissi (Vinayakan) a local moneylender sets his eye on the beautiful Pani and wants to marry her in return to the huge loan that her father (Salimkumar) had taken. To get Pani, Maryan decides to go and work in Sudan, Africa as a construction worker under a contract of two years. But on the day of his return, he along with co-workers is abducted and held ransom by Africans to get money from the company they work for. 'Does Maryan escape from the hot deserts where he is tortured?' forms the rest of the story. Written by
"Maryan" a typical movie came out this year with a very strong performance by Dhanush and Parvathy as the lead and also with A.R.Rahman's remarkable music.
Director Bharatbala who did "Jana Gana Mana" album with A.R.Rahman (an Oscar award winner) before given his first directional venture "Maryan" with some soulful love, emotions, pain and tragedy.
A real incident should be equally mixed with strong love and all commercial elements through "Maryan". But it is presented in a slow pace that creates the question "how this movie do well at box office collection?" "Maryan" plot remembers Manirathnam's "Roja" that's a major drawback of story narration by the director. Also the slow pace of the screenplay remembers the style of Manirathnam makings.
The plot is very simple and the scenes should be easily identified by the audience but through strong performance by the lead pair the movie gets more interesting towards the end. First half is packed with full of love and emotions by the lead pair. Second half is fully packed with tragedy and survival.
Dhanush (an award winning actor) has given a solid performance through the character Maryan and gives life to the movie. Definitely this year he should be the one who will give a strong competition to all other actors, those who are hungry to get the National award. As a fisherman and lover in the first half he shows all his skill of acting and as a hostage in the second half he is simply outstanding and brilliant. He goes to his next level of acting abilities through the second half. Especially in sequences like telephone speaking, just before Kadal Rasa song and at the climax portion. He should be appreciated for choosing movies like this after got an award. None of the actor can do this Maryan character except him. Hat's off to him.
Parvathy(who did "Poo" before)did an equally excellent role as Panimalar. She looks very beautiful in the movie and acted very excellent also gives a tough acting competition to Dhanush. One of the rare actresses who plays equal role to hero after a long time in Tamil cinema industry.
Other supporting characters should equally given their best acting. Especially Uma Riaz, Appukutty and Jagan did their job good.
The great plus of the movie is A.R.Rahman's music. Songs are already in chart-busters. All songs are done with beautiful emotions. "Enga Pona Rasa", "Netru Aval Irundaal", "Innum Konjam Neram" are the sweetest melodies "Kadal Rasa", "Nenje Ezhu" are packed with soul and emotions. "Sonapariya" gives the joyful pleasure. BG score also given more support to the movie. Especially in second half A.R did an excellent BG work.
Cinematography by Marc Koninckx is very valuable and shows technically brilliant in many sequences. Scenes like Dhanush waiting inside the sea and desert regions are brilliantly photographed by him. Editing by Vivek Harshan gives equal support for the movie.
Overall "Maryan" is a typical Tamil cinema and it should be appreciated for brilliant performance by Dhanush and Parvathy as the lead and for A.R.Rahman's best music.
Go and watch it for Dhanush and A.R.Rahman.
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