Paradesi is based on the real
life experiences of some people in the 1930s in India. The
film is inspired from novel Red Tea written by Paul Harris
Daniel. The real suffering of Plantation workers in southern
India is reflected in this novel.The author worked in the
Tea estate in those period and experienced the workers pain.
Earlier times the management kept the workers as slaves.
Therefore Bala opted for the title Paradesi .
The film was shot in Salur and Manamadurai in Sivagangai
district, Munnar and Talaiyar in Kerala and the forest areas
in Theni district. Bala, who is known to take very long in
finishing a project, finished the entire shoot of Paradesi
in 90 days. Paradesi will have a worldwide release in both
Tamil and Telugu simultaneously in December 21, 2012.