Paradesi

  • Tamil film 'Paradesi' bags four awards at Norway Tamil Film Festival May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil film 'Paradesi' (Vagabond), directed by Bala, which depicts the life of villagers in tea estates during the pre-Independence era, has bagged four awards across various categories including the best film and best actor at the Norway Tamil Film Festival. The movie was chosen as the best film while Bala...
  • 'Paradesi' nominated for eight awards at London film fest August 14, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi' has been nominated for eight awards, including best film, at the London International Filmmaker Festival (LIFF). LIFF is scheduled to take place between Oct 12 and 18 in Ealing, London. The English title of 'Paradesi', directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, is 'Vagabond'. 'Paradesi' is nominated for best film,...
  • Tamil actor Vikram moved after watching 'Paradesi' March 29, 2013

    Director Bala's 'Paradesi' has moved almost everyone and actor Vikram is no exception to the news. After having watched the film in the big screen, Vikram immediately headed to Bala's office to congratulate him. The two discussed in detail, over each scene nuance in the film. It is believed that...
  • Tamil actor Vikram gets emotional after watching 'Paradesi' March 28, 2013

    Director Bala's 'Paradesi' has moved almost everyone and actor now it has been none other than the superstar himself yes, Tamil actor Vikram saw the film recently and immediately headed to Bala's office to congratulate him. The two discussed in detail, over each scene in the film. The actor holds Bala...
  • 'Paradesi' gathers Rs 4.86 cr in its opening weekend March 20, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi' raked in Rs 4.86 crore in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu. "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...
  • 'Vazhakku En 18/9', 'Eega' wins best regional films March 18, 2013

    Chennai: Critically acclaimed Tamil teen crime thriller 'Vazhakku En 18/9' and Telugu blockbuster revenge drama 'Eega' were named 2012's best feature films in their respective languages, in the 60th National Film Awards. Directed by Balaji Sakthivel, 'Vazhakku En 18/9' was named the best feature film in Tamil. It also won...
  • Why you should watch Bala's film 'Paradesi' March 16, 2013

    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...
  • Paradesi review: It's a master class in great filmmaking March 16, 2013

    Cast: Adharvaa, Dhansika, Uday Karthik, Ritwika, Jerry Director: Bala Over the past decade, director Bala's style of filmmaking has become popular for a lot of reasons. Not only has his work received critical acclaim numerous times, but actors who have featured in them have also produced the performance of their lifetime. So,...
  • 'Paradesi': Shocking trailer of the film goes viral March 15, 2013

    National award winning director Bala has helmed films such as 'Avan Ivan' and 'Sethu' in the past, however, it is his latest film 'Paradesi' that has caught the attention of the viewers on world wide web after a controversial video showed the director hitting junior artistes on the film's set. The...
  • Tamil film 'Paradesi' to be released on March 15 February 26, 2013

    After receiving global acclaim Tamil movie 'Paradesi' directed by Bala is all set to be released in India after being screened at the Festival De Cannes. "The film 'Paradesi' will release on March 15th" tweeted GV Prakash, the music director. The storyline revolves around tea plantation workers of the pre-independence era....
  • Anurag Kashyap to release 'Paradesi' in north India February 10, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who recently lauded Tamil period drama 'Paradesi', about affliction of tea plantation workers in southern India, after watching it at a private screening, now wants to promote the film in the northern region of the country. Set in pre independent India, 'Paradesi', based on Paul Harris Daniel's...
  • Anurag Kashyap lauds Tamil film 'Paradesi' February 8, 2013

    Chennai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said he was "absolutely blown" by Tamil period drama 'Paradesi', which he watched at a private screening. "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...
  • Tamil actress Vedhika bags Kannada remake of 'Brindavanam' January 25, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika Kumar has been roped in to play the female lead in the upcoming Kannada family drama by K. Madesh. Named 'Brindavanam' this Kannada movie is a remake of Telugu film 'Brindavanam'. "Nowadays family films have become a rarity in our film industry, and therefore I'm excited to...
  • Tamil director Bala's 'Paradesi to hit screens soon December 31, 2012

    First it was expected that Bala's 'Paradesi' would hit the screens by the third week of December. Now it is said the film will see the light of the day by January. Meanwhile, the latest buzz is that a leading production house has evinced interest to acquire the distribution rights of...
  • Big Tamil films to hit screens this Christmas December 18, 2012

    Things are abuzz in Kollywood with one film lining up after the other for release. But it appears that this Christmas season will see few big-names getting released. Vishal's 'Samar' which was originally planned to release on December 21 has been pushed to Dec 28 since it needs to be...
  • 'Paradesi' gets U certificate from Censor Board December 12, 2012

    Director Bala's next film, 'Paradesi', which is set to release next week on December 21, has been approved by the Censor Board. The panelists, after thoroughly going through the movie, has given it a 'U' certificate. The distributors can now be sure of the film's release and push out more...
  • Bala wants to assist Mani Ratnam in a film December 10, 2012

    Mani Ratnam and Bala are mutual admirers. While the former says he liked very much the latter's films, the 'Pithamagan' maker always maintains that he was inspired by the 'Alaipayuthey' director's movies. And now, Bala has expressed wish to assist Mani Ratnam. "I would like to work as Mani Ratnam's assistant...
  • Bala carries a hypnotising aura: Vedhika C Kumar December 6, 2012

    Chennai: Southern actress Vedhika C Kumar will soon be seen in Tamil period-drama 'Paradesi', directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy, and she feels that the hypnotizing aura of the filmmaker brings out exactly what he wants from his actors. "Bala sir is very passionate in his work and working with him is...
  • Atharva explains why is he indebted to director Bala December 6, 2012

    During the audio launch of upcoming Tamil movie 'Paradesi' recently, director Bala said he has fulfilled one of his foremore duties by casting Tamil actor and Atharva Murali in his movie. These remarks by Bala paved way for a guessing game in the industry, even as there is no further explanation...
  • 'Paradesi' music review: Offers interesting music November 28, 2012

    'Paradesi' has a young musician trying to impress one of the most demanding directors in Tamil cinema. As GV Prakash Kumar tries to bring in his ordeals to a very different form of film making, we might still get to witness some great musical numbers. Five songs in total, ranging...
  • Paradesi: Watch the trailer of Bala's Tamil film November 28, 2012

    Directed by Bala, the film stars Adharvaa, Dhansika and Vedhika in the lead roles. The film is based on real life incidents that took place before independence in the 1930s. It is based on the novel 'Red Tea'. ...
  • Don't judge films by box-office success: Balu Mahendra November 25, 2012

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil cinematographer-turned-director Balu Mahendra feels that a film's success should be measured by the impact it has on the audience and not by its box-office collections. A film can truly be called successful if it becomes a memorable experience for the audiences, said Balu and added that "films made...
  • Vikram credits Bala for awakening actor in him November 25, 2012

    Chennai: Vikram feels that the actor within him would've still been dormant but for director Bala. "I didn't know that the real actor within me was sleeping until I worked with Bala. After having worked with him in 'Sethu' (1999), I realised my potential as an actor. Had it not been...
  • Bala's 'Paradesi' audio release on November 25 November 24, 2012

    In less than 24 hours from now, the music of National Award wining director Bala's 'Paradesi', composed by GV Prakash Kumar, will be out. A function is scheduled in Chennai on Sunday (November 25), during which the music will be released. It is said the making of the movie will be...
  • Tamil Film 'Paradesi' audio to be out on November 25 November 10, 2012

    It was a dream come true for GV Prakash Kumar when director Bala roped in him for 'Paradesi'. Now that the shoot is over and the stage is set for audio release, the music composer is all thrilled. The audio launch function was initially scheduled in London. However, the latest update...
  • Bala's 'Paradesi's' first look is out October 12, 2012

    As Bala's next film 'Paradesi' is quickly shaping up, the first look of the film has been released on to the internet much to the surprise of many fans. The lead actor in the film Atharva has been portrayed as a completely different person, who is rugged and very animalistic...
  • Bala has an amicable approach: Vedhika September 27, 2012

    'Paradesi' heroine Vedhika has experienced Bala's nature and has a very unique view about the director. He was initially told to be very forbidding if the actors do not perform well. There were other scary comments too! Vedhika didn't want to step backward because of all these and got committed to...
  • Cinema is going beyond borders: Vedhika Kumar September 26, 2012

    Vedhika Kumar has worked in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films and says she would love to explore opportunities in other industries as well because language is not a hurdle for her. "I have been lucky to have worked in Tamil, Telugu as well as Kannada films. Kannada is my mother tongue...
  • Vikram to act in Bala's new film? September 2, 2012

    Looks like the 'Sethu' and 'Pithamagan' combo is again set to come together. Bala, if reports are to be believed, is toying with the idea of starting his next venture immediately, with Vikram in the lead. It is said that PVP Cinema, which initially funded Bala's upcoming film 'Paradesi', opted out...
  • Paradesi: GV Prakash tries something unique August 13, 2012

    G V Prakash Kumar is all thrilled, since he has completed composing music for 'Paradesi'. Since this is the first time for him to work with director Bala, the young composer is eagerly waiting for the reaction from the audience. ",'Paradesi' music is totally different from what I have done so...