There is a great expectation in the Kollywood about the film Mariyaan which has the combination of Dhanush and Bharath Bala. A R Rahman has composed the music. Aascar Ravichandran is producing this film. Bharath Bala had held a press meet.
During the meet, director Bharath Bala has mentioned, “The story of Mariyaan is based on the real incident. I have read an article in a newspaper two years ago. This is about an Indian labour who had worked in Sudan country. Mariyaan is a fisherman. He is not like any other fishermen who go out to the sea and fishes.
In one breath he goes 50 feet underwater and catches the fishes. Dhanush does not know swimming. He cannot hold his breath in the sea. So he was trained by some foreign experts who are well versed in diving. Dhanush has pragmatically acted in this film. He has gone down underwater which was about 50 feet. He had held his breath and gone down into the ocean without wearing eye glasses.
Two years back I was the jury of the National Awards Committee. At that time I saw the acting of Dhanush in the film Aadukalam. I was stunned by his acting but I have written the story of Mariyaan two years back itself. Dhanush had liked this story very much. Hence he gave his nod to act in this film. We started commencing the shooting six months back itself. All the locations of this film will be very different.
Major portions of this film have been shot in Neerody sea shore village in Kanyakumari District and in Sudan in Africa. We have shot in the deserts of Africa and in Andaman deep sea. While we were shooting in Africa, the situation there was not good. Hence we shot in Namibia. A R Rahman has composed the music. We both are good friends. There is romance, separation, pain, firm and rising in this film.
A R Rahman has composed music for these five emotions excellently. The songs will journey along with the film. Two songs have been penned by Vaali. Dhanush, Kabilan and Kutty Padmini have penned one song each. We have shot this film in reverse mode. So it was difficult for Dhanush to make his facial expressions for the climax scene which was shot first. The post productions work of this film is going on. We have decided to release the audio CD during the last week of this month. The film will be released during the first week of May.”