This seabird couldn't have soared high had it not been for the strong backing of director Seenu Ramaswamy. Without diving in deep into the suffering of fishermen, 'Neerparavai' sensitively addresses a burning issue. Seenu intelligently marries humor with tragedy to provide a sense of relief overall, while his cast, apt to the context of the film, performed with ease. Raghunandan's music was soothing to the ears and his re-recording in particular demands a mention. Balasubramaniam's cinematography captures the splendour of the fishermen's hamlet and sea adeptly and leaves behind a strong impression on the viewers. Nandita Das' brief performance breathes life into the seabird.