Marina Puratchi (Eng: Marina Revolution) is a 2019 Tamil drama film based on 2017 pro-jallikattu protests. The film stars Naveen Kumar and Shruti Reddy and is directed by MS Raj, who was a former associate to director Pandiraj. Al Rufian composed the music for the film while cinematography was handled by R. Velraj. Tamils across the globe welcomed the film with open arms. The film has been honoured by the Norway Tamil Film Festival and Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FETNA).
According to Raj, Marina Puratchi is a mixture of documentary and fiction revealing he was inspired by Fahrenheit 9/11. Cinematographer R. Velraj and audiographer Tapas Nayak worked on the film without pay as they felt that the issue being addressed was important. Model-actress Shruti Reddy was selected after MS Raj wanted a debutante for the role. After liking the content of the film, Jesu Sundarraman from the United States agreed to produce the film under his production house, J Studios.
The film begins with Sukanya (Shruti Reddy) and Parthasarathy (Naveen) attending an interview for the post of a reporter in a private channel. When the interviewer feels that they do not know much about the history of jallikattu and the protests which took place, he gives them two weeks’ time to learn thoroughly about the bull-taming sport. The two aspiring reporters learn about the history and significance of jallikattu protest to secure a job in a private channel. The rest of the film is their presentation about jallikattu to the interview board.
Directed by MS Raj
Produced by Jesu Sundarraman
Starring Naveen Kumar, Shruti Reddy
Music by Al Rufian
Cinematography R. Velraj
Edited by Deepak
Production J Studios
Release date 13 December 2019