Maryan is a 2013 Indian Tamil romantic survival film directed by Bharat Bala starring Dhanush alongside Parvathy Thiruvothu. 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. The film received positive critical reception in India. The film had the biggest opening in the United States amongst all Indian films releasing on the same date. However, in Tamil Nadu the film was declared as an average grosser. The dubbed Telugu version of the film titled 'Mariyaan' was released on 11 September 2015.