Maryan is a 2013 Indian Tamil drama thriller film directed by Bharat Bala. Dhanush was in the lead role alongside Parvathi. Produced by Venu Ravichandran, the film has music and background score composed by the great A. R. Rahman and cinematography by Marc Koninckx. Dialogues in the film are penned by R. N. Joe D'Cruz. The film revolves around a story of human survival adapted from a newspaper article of a real-life crisis event, when three oil workers from Tamil Nadu were kidnapped and taken as hostages in Sudan by mercenaries. The film is an emotional journey of a common man to an unknown place with the hope to come home and lead a better life. The film released in Auro 3D sound format on selective screens in India and worldwide on 19 July 2013. The film received positive critical reception in India. At the Box Office of USA, the film had the biggest opening among all Indian. However, in Tamil Nadu the film was declared as an above average grosser.