Ambikapathy (Pandian) is the pivot around whom the whole movie revolves. An orphan, he comes to Chennai to make a livelihood. The very sight of Chennai initially scares him. But he musters courage to face all challenges. Marina beach beckons him. Ambikapathy decides to sell water packets. His friendly manners win him the admiration and love of young child labourers' on the shores of Marina.
An old man (Sundararajan) and postman (Jithan Mohan) become friends, well-wishers and mentors for these children. There is a singer (Aatkaati Arumugham), and his young daughter Annamma (Jayashree) who also live along its shores.
Every evening, the beach is witness to a couple Senthilnathan (Sivakarthikeyan) and Sopana Sundari (Oviya). How their lives intersect forms the rest of the plot.
Did you know?
Like Pandiraj's debut film 'Pasanga,' 'Marina' too revolves around children, focusing on street-children at Chennai's Marina beach, who peddle snacks and knick-knacks to survive. The film is said to be inspired from Mira Nair's critically acclaimed 1988 Hindi film 'Salaam Bombay!' Read More