Directer: Seenu Ramasamy
Producer: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Screenplay: Seenu Ramasamy
Star Cast: Vishnu as Arulappa, Sunaina as Esther, Nandita Das, Varsha Ashwaty as Agnes, Nandagi, Samuthirakani as Uduman Gani, Saranya Ponvannan, Azhagam Perumal, Thambi Ramaiah, Anupama Kumar as Sister Benita, Arul Dass, Pandi, Devaraj
Music: NR. Raghunanthan
Studio: Red Giant Movies
Distributed by Red Giant Movies
Release date: November 30, 2012
Running time 137 minutes
Neerparavai is a 2012 Tamil film directed by Seenu Ramasamy and produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin. It stars Vishnu and Sunaina in the lead roles.
After the critically acclaimed Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, director Seenu Ramasamy is back with yet another family drama, Neerparavai, which has received a clean U certificate from the Censor Board. The film has Vishnu and Sunaina in lead roles.
Bollywood actress Nandita Das (of Azhagi and Kannathil Muttamithal fame) makes a comeback with this flick. Noted writer Jaymohan has penned the dialogues while Vairamuthu takes care of the lyrics and NR. Raghunanthan is the music director. The film is produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin under his home banner Red Giant Movies.
Esther (Nandita Das), a widow from the fishermen community, is in search of something always. This irks her only son, as he wants to sell their house and migrate to the city. Everyday night Esther is seen at the backyard of her house, singing songs which is usually sung at the cemetery. Her son begins to suspect her and decides to dig the place. Shockingly, they finds out Arulappa Das‘ (Esther’s husband) dead body there… Esther is arrested and the enquiry begins, from there on it’s her story narrated in a flashback!
Esther (Sunaina) is a pious young girl who lives with her cousin Sister Benita. On the same village, Arulappa Das (Vishnu) is an alcohol addict and they all belong to the fishermen community.
Arul’s parents are always worried about his behaviour and decides to put him in a rehabilitation center Meanwhile, Arul falls in love with Esther. When Arul comes back as a changed man, his village people fails to believe him. Arul, then approaches Sister Benita for Esther’s hand but it goes in vain. Arul has to now prove himself, with the help of a Muslim boat merchant (Samuthirani), he starts his own fishing network. Everything goes right in Arul’s life, he gets married to Esther, until a disaster happens…
Vishnu is brilliant as Arul, there is lots of hard work gone into his character and it is well reflected on screens. Sunaina, goes de-glam and she rocks the screen. Samuthirakani is brilliant so is Saranya Ponvannan, Azhagan Perumal, Thambi Ramaiah and Aupama Kumar. Nandita Das needs no introduction at all and she is perfect.
Director Seenu Ramasamy has tried to address too many issues in this film, which makes it little dragging and confusing.
NR. Raghunathan‘s music is good and Balasubramanium‘s camera works are brilliant. The beautiful locales of Tuticorin and Thirchendur are a treat for eyes.