Dhanush's "Maryan" ("The Immortal") is all set to have a grand release on 19 July.

Earlier, there were reports that "Maryan" would be released on 27 June, a day ahead of "Ambikapathy's" (Tamil version of "Raanjhanaa") release. But the release date of "Maryan" was pushed further to July. The film's director confirmed that the Dhanush-starrer would hit the theatres on 19 July, two weeks after Suriya's "Singam 2" release which is slated for 5 July.

"Maryan" is a romantic drama inspired by true events. It is about human survival, and Dhanush plays the title character. He appears as a fisherman for the first time. Parvathy Menon, who was last seen in "Chennayil Oru Naal", plays the female lead.

"It is a story of a spirited, young fisherman called Maryan, who had to leave his love and his home to a distant land. It's a film about power of love and the will to survive against all odds," says a description about the film.

"Maryan" trailer, which was released on 1 May, has generated a lot of buzz. The songs composed by Oscar winner A R Rahman are a big hit among film buffs. The film was initially given a "U/A" certificate by the censor board. Upset over its rating, director Bharatbala and the makers resubmitted the film to the censors to get a "U" certificate. After careful reconsideration, the censor board gave it a "U" rating, which means that the film would get entertainment tax benefit.

The film has been shot in various locations across south India as well as in sandy rugged locations in the African countries of Liberia and Namibia. The song "Nenje Ezhu" featuring the leading duo was shot in Namibia's coastal deserts.

"Maryan" is produced by Venu Ravichandran under Aascar Films banner and cinematography is by Marc Koninckx, a Belgium-born cameraman who has worked with the likes of Roman Polansky and Bernardo Bertolucci.