Maryan (English: The Immortal) is a 2013 Indian Tamil movie directed by Bharat Bala starring Dhanush alongside Parvathi. Produced by Venu Ravichandran, the film has music and background score composed by A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Marc Koninckx. Dialogues in the film are penned by R N Joe D’ Cruz. The film revolves around a story of human survival adapted from a newspaper article of a real-life crisis event, when three oil workers from Tamil Nadu were kidnapped and taken hostage in Sudan by mercenaries. The film is an emotional journey of a common man to an unknown place with the hope to come home and lead a better life. The film released in Auro 3D sound format on selective screens in India and worldwide on 19 July 2013.
Maryan Joseph (played by Dhanush) is a fisherman in a village named Neerody. He has an auspicious bond with sea and proudly claims himself as “Kadal Raasa” (King of Ocean). There is Panimalar (played by Parvathy) who falls in love with Maryan and doesn’t shy away in confessing it to him. Maryan is loved and longed by Panimalar but sadly her feelings are not reciprocated. The more Maryan tries to keep Panimalar away from him, the closer she tries to get. This eventually leads to Maryan falling for Panimalar. Once, Panimalar is caught in unfortunate circumstances and to support her financially, Maryan is forced to take up employment on contract basis for two years in Sudan. He then befriends Saami (Jagan) and is his only companion for two years. He successfully completes his tenure and packs bags in jubilation to return to his ladylove, but tragedy strikes in the form of Sudanese terrorists, who end up kidnapping Maryan and two of his co-workers, demanding money for their freedom. One of his co-worker gets killed by the head terrorist (Christophe Minie). After 21 days in captivity, Maryan escapes with Saami and runs for his life. He gets separated from Saami, who gets killed later on, and gets lost in the desert and suffers from dehydration and confronts cheetahs as his mirage. After finding the coast he fights the terrorist who catches up with him and escapes. He then returns to his village where his love is waiting for him.
Directed by Bharat Bala
Produced by Viswanathan Ravichandran
Written by Joe D’Cruz(Dialogue)
Screenplay by Bharat Bala & Sriram Rajan
Story by Bharat Bala
Starring Dhanush, Parvathy, Salim Kumar
Music by A R Rahman
Cinematography Marc Koninckx
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production Aascar Film Pvt Ltd
Distributed by Aascar Film Pvt Ltd (Tamil) SVR Media (Telugu)
Release dates 19 July 2013 (Tamil) 20 November 2015 (Telugu)
Running time 133 minutes