Something Fishy!


By Prathap

With Chennai, the nerve center of Tamil cinema, located in the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu, our films quite often show their love affair with the sea. Movies based on the lives of fishermen are none too uncommon. Here, we look at some of the prominent ones, both past and upcoming. 

MGR in Padagotti epitomized a fisherman in his days and Kamal's Kadal Meengal will go down in history for the beautiful songs of Isaignani Ilayaraja. 

While Ajith portrayed the anguish of fishermen in Citizen, Vijay tried to be their savior in Sura. Jiiva followed it up in his Singam Puli. 

The latest in the list, Seenu Ramasamy's Neerparavai is creating a lot of buzz already and is a story based around the fishing community.  

Rumor has it that while Dhanush is poised to play a fisherman in his upcoming Mariyaan, Vikram is also playing one in the 2013 release David. 

Maniratnam's most anticipated movie Kadal is set in the coastal region of Tamil Nadu and is expected to also revolve around the fishing community.



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