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Vagabond (2013)

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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Bala

Writers:

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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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

INR120,000,000 (estimated)
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B Studios See more »
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Color
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Thannai Thaane
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
Written by Vairamuthu
Performed by Gaana Bala
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Brilliantly made movie
7 April 2013 | by Shanmugam-jayakumarSee all my reviews

A milestone in Tamil cinema! Bala has done complete justice to the story and plot he has chosen to showcase.A movie that will make you travel with every character for almost 2 hours and for sure at some point you will feel you are in the same world they are in, which itself is enough to say why Bala is a master of story teller. Bala has told this story about the Indian slaves in tea estate in his usual style - raw and rustic, not compromising his views for any commercial reasons, very daring particularly when portraying the intentions of Christian missionaries. Whatever he wanted his viewers to feel, he achieved with his perfection Every artist in this movie, we must say, has lived their character.Lead character in this movie is just one among the slaves, a innocent who cant even stand for himself, leads a lowerly life of waiting for food and his own independence most of his time. Bala just thrashes the formula we held ourselves for movies and heroes once again. Music, cinematography adds strength to the movie I personally feel Bala's best is yet to come. Eagerly awaiting his next one


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