Maryan is the latest movie to hit the screens in Tamil cinema industry, which has actor Dhanush playing the titular lead role. The movie has been directed by director Bharat Bala, who has the credit of directing the Vande Madaram song composed by music director A R Rahman. Not surprisingly, the director has roped in the same Academy Award winning music composer to compose the music and the background score for Maryan. Maryan is slow but certainly not a boring flick, as the scenes are poetic and carry meaning in every bit of them.
Maryan is a love story between the two lead characters, Maryan (Dhanush) and Panimalar (Parvathi Menon), of the movie. It is a simple script where Maryan, who considers himself a sea veteran, refuses to give in to the love proposal of Panimalar. Later, he develops a love interest towards Panimalar but is hesitant to express his feeling. Meanwhile, Maryan moves to Sudan for a two year work contract where he is kidnapped by some mystery gang. Can he survive the dangers of raw and wild Africa, and more importantly, can he escape from the hold of the kidnappers and get back to his homeland to join hands with Panimalar?
Bharatbala keeps the proceedings at a slow pace, but he clearly uses the time to give the audiences a chance to get enough hold of his characters. Scenes come in front of our eyes in a poetic manner and clearly that shows the fine taste of the director. Even in Africa, the scenes stick to plot and the director does not commit the mistake of leveraging the resources of a foreign location in an inappropriate manner.
Where Maryan might irk some audiences is its slow pace and the fact that no characters, including the villain, are given enough importance on screen. Only the lead characters consume much of the screen space.
Marc Koninckx’s camera work is one of the big pillars on which Maryan stands steady in addition to another one, which is A R Rahman’s spending background score!
If slow pace is not your problem, Maryan is a must watch!
|Plus :||Danush, Parvathy Menon Acting, AR Rahman Music andMarc Camera|
|Minus :||slow paced screen play|
|Uniqueness :||the style of story telling by Bharath Bala|
|Final Verdict :||to enjoy the plus of this movie must watch in theatres|