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About Neerparavai

Runtime: 137 minutes

Language: Tamil

Genre: Drama

The film is introduced when an old lady’s (Nandita Das) son and daughter-in-law come to stay in her house, where she is solitary. The son asks his mother to sell off the house in that coastal village, so that he can build a house in the city with Aid of his father in law. but the old lady refuses to sell the house. Every often, the son and daughter-in-law notice that the lady goes to the beach, and prays in the garden every night. When they ask her why she is going to the beach, she says that she is waiting for her husband to come. The son gets angry and says because she has been waiting for 25 years, he is not going to come. Whilst the mother goes to the beach, the couple digs where she is praying and finds a skeleton. They report this to the police, and the case is handled by Inspector Agnes (Varsha Ashwathi), who begins interrogating the old lady. The old lady tells her past.

Arulappasamy (Vishnu) is a young man who is an alcoholic and wastrel and also a constant embarrassment to his hardworking adopted parents. Esther (Sunaina) is an orphan girl who is adopted by a nun named Sister Benita (Anupama Kumar), and she stays in the church. Arulappan slowly gets attracted to Esther, and his love for her changes him. He gives up drinking and wants to work so that he can marry Esther. However, the local fishermen do not allow him to go into the sea. The young man, due to his determination, buys a boat, marries his love, and life is all rosy until fate intervenes.

The married couple has a son. One day, Arulappan goes to fish, but after several days, he does not return. Esther is really worried about him. They find his body in a boat shot and bring him home. Esther says to keep him in the house, and it was all her fault because she is the one who sent him to work. The police releases the old lady but asks why she waits for her husband to come if she knows that he is dead. She says that only his body returned to shore, but his soul is still in the sea.

Cast: Vishnu as Arulappasamy Sunaina as younger Esther Nandita Das as older Esther Saranya Ponvannan as Mary Samuthirakani as Uduman Gani Varsha Ashwathi as Agnes Anupama Kumar as Sister Benita Azhagam Perumal as Church Father Poo Ram as Lourdhusamy Yogi Devaraj as Abraham Vadivukkarasi as Ebenezer Thambi Ramaiah as Joseph Bharathi Imman Annachi as Annachi Manochitra as Annachi's sister Pandi as Anthony Aruldoss as Fisherman Pasanga Sivakumar as Radhakrishnan Theepetti Ganesan Seenu Ramasamy as Doctor (Cameo appearance)

Awards:

2nd South Indian International Movie Awards

Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Saranya

Nominated – Best Director – Seenu Ramasamy

Nominated – Best Cinematographer – Balasubramaniem

Nominated – Best Actor – Vishnu

Nominated – Best Actor in a Supporting Role – "Poo" Ram

Nominated – Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Nandita Das

Nominated – Best Lyricist – Vairamuthu for "Para Para"

Nominated – Best Male Playback Singer – G. V. Prakash Kumar for "Para Para"

Vikatan Awards

Vikatan Award For Best Male Character Artist – "Poo" Ram

60th Filmfare Awards South – 2013

Nominated – Filmfare Award for Best Film – Tamil

Nominated – Best Actress – Tamil – Sunaina

Nominated – Best Supporting Actress – Tamil – Nandita Das

Nominated – Best Supporting Actress – Tamil – Nandita Das

Director: Seenu Ramasamy

Seenu Ramasamy is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and poet who predominantly works in Tamil cinema. He is known for directing the films Thenmerku Paruvakaatru, Neerparavai, and Dharma Durai.