Critics Review


Paradesi will be a landmark film for director Bala and Tamil cinema

The story, concept and emotions portrayed are universal. Paradesi will be unanimously praised for the boldness and obsession of Bala's uncompromised vision.(more)

Source: Editor, MovieCrow


Hats off to Bala for taking the road less traveled, and that makes all the difference.

The film is a visual stunner. Chezhiyan`s camera speaks for itself, with a washed out hue that highlights the agony in the story. The first look of the village and the top-angle camera in the climax are good. Editor Kishore has made it racy at 2 hrs and 3 minutes without too much melodrama. GV Prakash Kumar`s songs and BGM serve as the spine of this enterprise, emerging expectedly as one the film's biggest strengths. (more)

Source: Moviebuzz,


Paradesi is exceptional

Though the songs are not overnight chartbusters, the music certainly brings out the essence of the film's period setting. This is also the first time that Bala has worked with the legendary Vairamuthu, who has effectively expressed the anguish, suffering and helplessness of the characters of the film through his poignant verses, especially in Sengaade and Senneer Thaana. An interesting fact is that the tunes were composed and the lyrics written after Bala picturised the visuals for the scene.(more)

Source: S Saraswathi,


The film will be loved by Bala's fans!

GV Prakash's music for the movie is rich. 'Seneerthana' is our pick of the album for the soul-stirring voice of Gangai Amaren and hard-hitting lyrics. Chezhiyan's cinematography could not have been better as the cameramen has perfectly stood by Bala as his pillar. Art direction department should have to be praised as it recreates those era.(more)

Source: Ramchander, One India


A hard hitting realistic tale well told!

Technically Paradesi's team has worked in sync with the script. Chezhian's camera work is one of the highlights of the film which glides through the nooks and corners of the settlement of the village unobtrusively and is in tandem with the mood of the film. G V Prakash's scores have well reached the audience and all the numbers gel well with the narration.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board,


Bala works to his own sensibilities, treading a path never before taken in the Tamil film industry.

G V Prakash Kumar's background score is haunting as are his songs in the movie. It was a master stroke to have got Gangei Amaren to sing Senner Thaana.... But it is Madhu Balakrishnan who seems to be enjoying a dream run with Sengaade..., which is as good if not better than his rendition of Pitchai Paathiram... in Naan Kadavul. (more)

Source: N Venkateswaran, Times Of India