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Paradesi (2013)

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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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Bala

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Bala, Nanjil Nadan
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Cast

Cast overview:
Atharvaa Murali ... Rasa / Kuchuporukki
Vedika ... Angamma
Dhansika ... Maragadham
Jerry Jerry ... Kankani
Karthick Ashokan Karthick Ashokan ... Thangarasu (as Udhay Karthik)
Riythvika ... Karuthakanni (as Ritwika)
Shiv Shankar Shiv Shankar ... Doctor / Christian Missionary
Vikramadithyan Vikramadithyan
Jithan Mohan Jithan Mohan ... Doctor / Letter Translator
Kachchammaa Paati Kachchammaa Paati ... Rasa's Grandmother
Kalpana Kalpana
Nicholas Nicholas
Sonaimuthu Sonaimuthu
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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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Drama | History

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Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Vagabond See more »

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INR 120,000,000 (estimated)
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Senneer Thaana
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Written by Vairamuthu
Performed by Gangai Amaran, Priya Hemesh
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A movie to be praised
24 June 2013 | by NirmalwilliamsSee all my reviews

The movie which is inspired from the original events from the period of British India is not a conventional movie which is being produced in large amounts in India. The screenplay does not drag a bit.

The movie has some brilliant performances from a relatively new cast. With humor as the vehicle, the characterization was given a good ride in the first half of the movie.

The movie touches the themes of slavery and labor exploitation . The movie reminded me of subtle comparison of corporate world controlling people's lives even in today's world.

The movie will make you speechless. P.S : This is not a movie for mainstream audience.


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