Full Trailer For Dhanush & Bharatbala's MARIYAAN Is Impressive

J Hurtado, Contributing Writer
You may not know who Dhanush is, but you should. At the tender young age of 29, Dhanush K. Raja has already made a name for himself as one of the most talented actors in India, specifically in the Tamil film industry. While Bollywood take most of the glory, it is Tamil filmmakers like Bala (Naan Kadavul), Mani Ratnam (Bombay, Kadal, Dil Se), and Dhanush's own brother Selvaraghavan (Mayakkam Enna) have made the Tamil industry into the prestige industry.

Dhanush has a pair of high profile projects on the immediate horizon, both of which we'll be covering, but the first is a Tamil feature from Hari Om director, Bharatbala titled Mariyaan. There's been a teaser floating around the Internet for weeks, but there wasn't much to it, so I decided to wait until some more substantial footage appeared and it was well worth the wait. Dhanush appears as the title character, Mariyaan, a fisherman in South India who is forced to leave his love and go to Africa where he learns life lessons the hard way.

The film not only features Dhanush and Bhatarbala, but also the Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, who has thankfully not abandoned his Indian origins for big Hollywood bucks, because he consistently makes great music, even for mediocre films. Also in the cast with Dhanush as his love interest is Parvathi Menon, and there's even a supporting role for another big name in Indian drama, Salim Kumar, the star of India's 2011 Oscar submission, Abu, Son of Adam.

Enough of my blabbering, I think the trailer speaks for itself. Apart from the brief bit of dancing, which is to be expected but feels out of place here, the footage looks amazing and I can't wait to check this out. Very soon Dhanush will be making his Hindi language debut in a solid looking Bollywood romance called Raanjhanaa, we'll have more coverage of that soon as well. In the meantime, here's the synopsis and trailer for Mariyaan.
Mariyaan is a film inspired by true events. It is a story of a spirited, young fisherman called Mariyaan, who had to leave his love and his home to a distant land. Its a film about power of love and the will to survive against all odds.
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  • Roshan

    I found a very good tamil movie.Anjali(1990) movie directed by Mani
    Ratnam.You should must watch this movie.Dont forget to listen this

    Iddarammayilatho Violin music at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... .

  • Santham Pazhanivel

    Thanks to Bharatbala for giving the great... great... greatful opportunity to Dhanush (Always prove himself "I'm a spectacular actor").

  • Shreddy

    A small correction- Aadukalam was directed by Vetrimaran, not Selvaraghavan. Apart from that, bang on! Absolutely brilliant trailer! It is unfortunate that the Tamil industry does not get the kind of recognition it deserves, both within the country and outside.

  • J Hurtado

    You are correct, of course, I was thinking of Mayakkam Enna, which was directed by Selvaraghavan and starred Dhanush.

  • Shreddy

    ahhh. Right. Mayakkam Enna is a brilliant movie. But these are very interesting times for the Tamil industry, with budgets coming close to Hindi standards and generally the concepts being more ambitious than any other film industry in the country. Considering the line-up for the year, I'd suggest focusing more on the Tamil industry, which has some very very interesting projects lined up.

  • J Hurtado

    I try, the problem is that most of the prestige films don't play here. We get a lot of blockbusters, but the films that my friends in Chennai are excited about don't play in the USA

  • yeslf

    woow dhanush rocks

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