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.
- Status Released
- Release date 19 Jul 2013
- Running time 133 minutes
Mariyaan Joseph is a fisherman in a village named Neerody in Kanyakumari. He has an auspicious bond with sea and proudly claims himself as "Kadal Raasa" (King of Ocean). Panimalar falls in love with Maryan and does not 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 him falling for her. 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, and he is his only companion for Four 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 coworkers, demanding money for their freedom. One of his coworkers gets killed by the head terrorist. 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.
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