Reason for expectations: It's not for nothing his debut film Pasanga stuck with his name. Pandiraj, fondly called after his film Pasanga Pandiraj, discovered the genre of young adult movies in Tamil. His Pasanga, even without any popular faces, became such a huge hit he became a name to reckon with well made small budget movies. He's back with his third movie, titled Marina.
Marina, as is usual with his other movies, will have actors and not stars. Television star and standup comedian Siva Karthikeyan makes his debut with Marina. Other actors of the cast include Kalavani's Oviya, Jayaprakash, Pandian, Gautham Purushoth, Senthikumari and ‘Jithan' Mohan. Marina will also have a horde of stars making their cameo appearance such as Ameer, Prakash Raj, Sasikumar, Sneha, Vikram and Vimal.
Marina deals with the lives and difficulties of children whose daily life is tangled with the beach in more ways than one. Pandiraj says the movie focuses on underprivileged children. In his words: "The film will be a mirror of the life of children at the marina beach, who are deprived from basic needs". A point there he's trying to make, Pandiraj also has inserted an interesting love story between Senthilnathan and Swapnasundari played by Siva Karthikeyan and Oviya respectively.
Touted to be inspired by Mira Nair's critically acclaimed Salaam Bombay, it's easy to relate Marina to Mira Nair's classic. Now, will Pandiraj be able to pull it off without any traces of Salaam Bombay? Challenging it will be, but not impossible for someone like Pandiraaj.
Girishh's music and the song Vanakkam Vazhavaikkum Chennai have already making rounds in the airwaves of Chennai. The promo video also has celebrities endorsing Chennai.
Level of expectations: 50%
Genere: Slice of Life.
Expectation : 50
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