Paradesi is set in the 1940's in a tea plantation in Munnar . It is loosely, based on English novel 'Red Tea' by Paul Harris Daniel, which has been translated into Malayalam and Tamil. Directed by Bala Pazhanisaamy the movie is set in pre independent India, the movie narrates the problems of tea plantation workers in southern India. It stars Adharvaa Murali, Vedhika Kumar, Dhansika and Uma Riyaz Khan. Paradesi is Bala's fastest film to evolve and was completed in 90 days.
Those who saw special screenings of the film are raving about it . Noted director Anurag Kashyap who saw the film tweeted: "Just saw Bala's 'Paradesi'. Absolutely blown by it. His best yet,". Kashyap, known for his offbeat Hindi films.
'Paradesi' was originally scheduled to release in December 2012, but was later called off. It is now releasing on Feb 15. However, GV Prakash Kumar has composed the music for the film, which has cinematography by Chezhiyan.
Anurag, meanwhile, he is busy wrapping up work for his two upcoming films 'Ugly' and 'Bombay Talkies'.