PARADESI(2012)

6 Paradesi

A visual vocabulary of the true events depicted in the novel, ‘Red Tea’ by P.H Daniel, Paradesi captures the ordeal and life of tea-plantation workers during pre-independent India. Dealing with slavery, oppression of freedom and exploitation in the face of experiences encountered by the villagers, Bala once again have created a film that has influenced the mind of many through cinema’s mass reach. Innocent villagers were ripped out of their normal life, their known world changed overnight, making one to believe that only death could free them.

AtharvaaMurali, engages with the audience as Raasa, a carefree man with childlike innocence, which only heightens the devastation felt when the character is put through the utmost difficult time of his life.Paradesi sheds a new light and dimension on the unexplored acting skills of AtharvaaMurali.

Cast & Crew

Cast                              :  AtharvaaMurali, Vedhika, Dhanshika

Music Director          :  G.V. Prakash Kumar

Cinematographer     :  Chezhiyan Ra

Editor                          :  Kishore TE

Producer                    :  B Studios

   Awards

 

Year Result Awards Category/Recipient(s)
2012 Won 60th National Film Awards Best Costume Design – PoornimaRamaswamy
2013 Won London International Film Festival Best Cinematography – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
Nominated London International Film Festival Best Film of the Festival – Bala
Best Director of a Foreign Film – Bala
Best Foreign Language Feature Film – Bala
Best Director of a Foreign Feature Film – Bala
Best Lead Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Music – G.V. Prakash Kumar
2013 Won 11th Chennai International Film Festival Special Jury Award – Atharvaa
 

2013

Won 61stFilmfare Awards South Best Director – Bala
Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Nominated 61stFilmfare Awards South Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won Vijay Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Costume Designer – PoornimaRamaswamy
Nominated Vijay Awards Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won Edison Awards Best Director – Bala
Extreme Performance  (Male) – AtharvaaMurali
Extreme Performance  (Female) – Vedhika
2013 Won Techofes Best Director – Bala
Best Actor – AtharvaaMurali
Best Actress – Vedhika
2013 Won SICA Awards Best Director – Bala
2013 Won AnandaVikatan Best Director – Bala
Best Film
Best Actor – Atharvaa
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Cinematographer – Cheziyan Ra
Best Costume – PoornimaRamaswamy
2014 Won Behindwoods Gold Summit Best Direction – Bala
2014 Won 3rd SIIMA Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Film – Special Appreciation
Nominated 3rd SIIMA Awards Best Film – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dhansika
2014 Won Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Film – Bala
Best Director – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actor – Atharvaa
2014 Won Screen Moon Awards Best Actress – Vedhika



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