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.

Atharvaa Murali, 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 Atharvaa Murali.

Cast & Crew

Cast                              :  Atharvaa Murali, 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 – Poornima Ramaswamy
2012  Won  Tamilnadu State Film Awards Best Female Dubbing Artist – Divya
2013  Won  London International Film Festival Best Cinematography – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Costume – Poornima Ramaswamy
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 – Atharvaa Murali
Best Music – G.V. Prakash Kumar
2013  Won  11th Chennai International Film Festival Special Jury Award – Atharvaa
2013  Won  61st Filmfare Awards South Best Director – Bala
Best Actor – Atharvaa Murali
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Nominated  61st Filmfare Awards South Best Actress – Vedhika
Best Tamil Film
Best Lyricist – Vairamuthu
Best Female Playback Singer – Vandana Srinivasan
Best Music Director – G.V. Prakash Kumar
2013  Won  Vijay Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Costume Designer – Poornima Ramaswamy & Perumal Selvam
Best Makeup Artistes – Dasarathan
Nominated  Vijay Awards Best Actress – Vedhika
Best Actor – Atharvaa
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan
Best Playback Singer Female – Vandana Srinivasan
Favourite Director – Bala
2013  Won  Edison Awards Best Director – Bala
Extreme Performance (Male) – Atharvaa Murali
Extreme Performance (Female) – Vedhika
2013  Won  Techofes Best Director – Bala
Best Actor – Atharvaa Murali
Best Actress – Vedhika
2013  Won  South Indian Cinematographers Association (SICA) Awards Best Director – Bala
2013  Won  Ananda Vikatan Cinema Awards Best Director – Bala
Best Film
Best Actor – Atharvaa
Best Supporting Actress – Dhansika
Best Cinematographer – Cheziyan Ra
Best Costume – Poornima Ramaswamy
2014  Won  Behindwoods Gold Summit Best Direction – Bala
2014  Won  3rd South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Best Director – Bala
Best Film – Special Appreciation
Nominated  3rd South Indian International Film Awards (SIIMA) Best Film – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Dhansika
2014  Won  Norway Tamil Film Festival Awards Best Film – B Studios
Best Director – Bala
Best Cinematographer – Chezhiyan Ra
Best Actor –Atharvaa
2014  Won  Screen Moon Awards Best Actress –Vedhika



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