First things first, I’m a Chennai patriot. I defend Chennai and CSK – NO MATTER WHAT. And when a movie titled Madras is doing the rounds, my ears perked up. But the music, which is actually divine – was overshadowed by VIP, Kaththi, Kaaviya Thalaivan and I. Also Karthi was in outta form recently (remember All in all Azhagu Raja, Briyani ? )..so I had zero expectations on the movie. But this friday, people RAVED. Raved too much that I almost broke down when my ticket booking in Sathyam got cancelled due to faulty internet connection. THAT hyped! *but I still booked it next day morning 😛 *
Kollywood has been gifted with crappy movies even by top stars recently and we really needed a break. And Madras gave it extravagantly! It was so realistic and true. The storyline is very delicate, almost scary for a star anxiously hoping for a comeback. But Karthi has hit the llotteryhere. The main power behind the success of the story, is the reality. This is how Royapram is !! (Referring to Chennai, Vada Chennai song). The housing board, the ego clashes, the fights over simple things just to show authority, everything was served on the face. Hats off, director Ranjith !
The cinematography by Murali was remarkably good. The Wall is the Villain. How do they make it look menancig? Somehow they did. ! BGM was the lifeline of the movie and Sathosh Narayanan scored an A+ ,yet again. He is one of the most consistent music directors of the era.
Catherine Tressa made her debut. She, wearing Westside and Pataloons kurti and waiting in line to catch water, early morning somehow doesn’t look very realistic to me. The other main character and Karth’s bestie – Anbu is hot ! Tooooo good. Lol. I mean I hate men with facial hair, even SRK or Suriya – nah ! But Anbu rocked it. He’s handsome and also is on-par with Karthi, even outshines him in the first half! Brilliant acting. *And I’m googling him in another tab and his name appears to be Kalaiarasan Harikrishnan. 😛 Hiya Kalai, welcomeee ! 😀 * Karthi has ‘lived’ the character Kaali – no exaggerations! He is short-tempered, spontaneous, affectionate and macho. I see perfection there ! 😉
A special mention to Karthi’s mom who “thavam irundhu” got Karthi :P, the Blue Boys and Jhonny! . 😉
Such an awesome movie guys, don’t miss it !