Maryan, one of the most awaited movie of this year, finally hits the screen. Starring Dhanush and Parvathi Menon in the leads, the film was directed by acclaimed filmmaker Bharath Bala. Camera was handled by Belgian Cinematographer Marc Koninckx and background music and songs were composed by A.R.Rahman.
The plot revolves around Maryan (Dhanush), a carefree young lad enjoying with his friends on the sea shore of Kanyakumari. He is an aggressive fisherman who worships Sea as his God. Panimalar (Parvathi Menon), who lives in the same locality, is crazy about Maryan. Slowly Maryan falls for her. When Panimalar’s father is in debt to a local henchman, Maryan goes to work in Sudan on a contract for two years. After two years when he is about to return back to Panimalar, he is kidnapped by African terrorists. Will Maryan be able to escape from them and return to Panimalar? That forms the rest of the story.
Dhanush, the “National Award” winner once again proves his worth and talent with Maryan. He had truly gone through pains and many struggles which could be seen in the second half of the movie. In years, he had become a matured actor with extraordinary performances in Maryan. Many scenes won applaud in the theatre for his terrific performance, especially during the scene where he slaps Panimalar during his friends’ death and another scene where he calls Panimalar and speaks from terrorist’s camp.
Parvathi Menon, the female lead attracts everyone with her looks. Her chemistry with Dhanush was fabulous. She played a major role as Panimalar, the strength of Maryan during his struggle in Africa.
Others, Appu Kutty, Uma Riyaz, Jagan, Salim Kumar, Vinayakan, Imman Annachi had done their part well.
Marc Koninckx camera work was stupendous. He had brilliantly captured all the locals of sea shore, Liberia, Namibia’s Desert. Ocean diving visuals were out-of-this-world. Maryan could be a film to watch out for its visuals.
A.R.Rahman background score and songs were the main strength of the film. The scores perfectly reflected the leads pain and struggle. “Nenjae Ezhu” served as an awe-inspiring song in the movie. The chartbuster “Kadal Rasa Naan” was received well with whistles. All other songs were perfectly fit into the plot.
Bharath Bala, the ace filmmaker is a great gift to Tamil Cinema. He had brilliantly sketched all the characters in this movie. With best technicians and assisting crew Bharath Bala had given Maryan with incredible music, and impressive visuals.
Finally, Maryan portrays some intense story of struggle for survival and deals with many emotions of love and separation. Watch out for the leads marvellous performances, eye-pleasing visuals, ear-pleasing songs and director’s narration.
My Rating- 4/5
Grade- A (The best one around)
-By Nirmalraj aka AK
PS: Better not to watch Maryan with common audience who expect entertainment factor in all movies, they may spoil your movie experience.