Though she was seen playing Rajinikanth’s daughter in the Telugu dubbed version of Kabali, Mela will be her first direct Telugu movie. Kiran Sripuram will be making his debut as a director with this flick which will be made in Tamil as well as Telugu.
The actor made her debut in 2009 and has acted in a handful of films although most of them have not been big banners. However, she will soon be appearing in Dulquer Salmaan's highly anticipated flick Solo and also has a line-up of several other interesting projects.
"The Rs.40 crore budget film collected approximately Rs.4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu," trade analyst Trinath told Ians.
Directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, "Paradesi" is based on the novel "Red Tea". It narrates the sufferings of tea plantation workers of pre-independent India.
The film features Atharva Murali, Vedhika Kumar and Dhansika in the lead roles. It released all over March 15.
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap bought the distribution rights and released the film in north.
Bala's "Paradesi" may not be as entertaining as any recent Tamil flick, but it is riveting, brutal and realistic as any film in a long time. For those seeking a realistic alternate from commercial Tamil cinema, this creation is a blessing.
In a small hamlet in Salur, reside hundreds of happy families in harmony, hope and optimism of a better future. One among them is Rasa (Atharva), who lives with his grandmother. He is the most obedient and hardworking male in the locality and earns.
"Just saw Bala's 'Paradesi'. Absolutely blown by it. His best yet," tweeted Kashyap, known for his offbeat Hindi films.
"Paradesi", based on English novel "Red Tea" by Paul Harris Daniel, is directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy.
Set in pre-independent India, the movie narrates the problems of tea plantation workers in southern India. It stars Adharvaa Murali, Vedhika Kumar, Dhansika and Uma Riyaz Khan.
"Paradesi" was originally scheduled to release in December 2012, but.
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