Paradesi (2013)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 6 mins

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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 poignant tale 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.
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Cast: Atharva Murali, Vedhicka Kumar

Crew: Bala Pazhanisaamy (Director), Chezhiyan (Director of Photography), GV Prakash Kumar (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, History

Release Dates: 15 Mar 2013 (India)

Tamil Name: பரதேசி

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Did you know? This movie was shot in Salur and Manamadurai in Sivagangai district, Munnar and Talaiyar in Kerala, and the forest areas in Theni district. Read More
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as Maragadham
as Rasa's Grandmother
as Karuthakanni
as Thangarasu

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Gemini Audio
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Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
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Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Madhu Balakrishnan
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Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
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Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Gaana Bala
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Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Gangai Amaran, Priya Himesh
Trivia:
The movie was also dubbed in Telugu under the same title.

'Paradesi', a pejorative Tamil term meaning a foreigner or wastrel, deals with the story of enslaved tea plantation workers in pre-independent India. The film has been adapted from "Eriyum Panikadu", a Tamil translation of the 1969 novel "Red Tea" by Paul Harris Daniel which deals with Harris's encounters with enslaved tea plantation workers in the Madras Presidency in colonial India.

Adharvaa was signed on to play the lead role, in his third leading role after 'Baana Kaathadi' and 'Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal', and had to to shed 10 kilos and sport a shaved hairstyle.

Bala roped in about 200 junior artistes for this film and had them all go bald, requesting them to stay bald throughout the 200-day schedule as it is one of the major requirements for the film.

This movie was shot in Salur and Manamadurai in Sivagangai district, Munnar and Talaiyar in Kerala, and the forest areas in Theni district.

To get her act right in the climax scene, Dhansika survived with mere water and fruit juice for six consecutive days.

Vedhicka was signed to act in the film after a brief sabbatical away from Tamil films and the project marked her most high-profile venture till date.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Paradesi (Telugu)
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05 May 2012, by IndiaGlitz
Bala cracks down on Atharva
02 Mar 2012, by Behindwoods
Bala wants everyone to go bald
07 Dec 2011, by Behindwoods
GV Prakash gets a call from Bala
30 Jun 2011, by Behindwoods