Pandiraj the Tamil filmmaker is back with his 3rd film Marina. His 1st film Pasanga was a wonderful children’s film that appealed not only to children but also to the child in all of us.Pasanga did well commercially and also gained critical acclaim apart from winning a couple of National Awards too. Pandiraj’s 2nd film Vamsam didn’t too well but now he’s back on familiar turf with Marina. Focusing on uneducated children, the film aims to be a mirror that will showcase the life of children at Chennai’s famous Marina Beach, who sell snacks and goodies at beach side stalls and are deprived from luxuries and in some cases basic needs too. Apparently Pandiraj himself has admitted that the film is inspired from Mira Nair‘s Salaam Bombay but with a lot of local touch as the Marina has enough & more stories to tell us.
Marina has newcomer Siva Karthikeyan and Oviya in the lead and has music composed by London based Girish. Vijay is the DOP and the film is likely for release on 15th February 2012. The film also has special appearances by Ameer , Prakash Raj, Sneha, Vikram, Sasikumar and Vimal. All of them have featured in the promotional video of the “Vanakkam Vaazhavaikkum Chennai ” ( lyrics by Na.Muthukumar (song which speaks about life in Chennai which is now slowly generating buzz.
Here is the trailer of the film-
And here is the video of the Marina Chennai Anthem ( Vanakkam Vaazhavaikkum Chennai )