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Madrasapattinam (2010)

A film set in 1940s India, during the country's struggle for independence. The young daughter of an English governor falls in love with a local Indian boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Parithi (as Aarya)
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Amy
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Nambi
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Robert Ellis
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The Rev M. Smith
Jack James ...
Governor
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Ayyakannu (as Nasser)
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Poor Villager
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Respected Villager (as Alagam Perumal)
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Villager
Omar Lateef ...
Kabir
Kishore Kumar Mr. ...
Renga
Appukutty ...
Lazy man
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Pachai (as Satish)
Shrinivasan ...
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Storyline

After the death of her husband, Amy Smith, an elderly English woman, decides to return to India to search for her long lost lover and to return a necklace she was given. Through memory flashbacks we see how Amy as a young girl first arrived in Madrasapattinam, India in 1945 to join her father who was the governor of the city. Through some events of fate she meets Paritihi, a young Indian boy. Amy, feeling drawn towards Paritihi and intrigued by Indian culture, asks him to be her guide around the town and to show him the ways of his country. Soon a tender romance develops between them. However, Amy is too be married to officer Robert Ellis, a cruel man appointed by her father, forcing Amy and Paritihi to fight for their love. Written by Anonymous

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A Journey from Chennai to Madrasapattinam.

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Drama | History | Romance

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9 July 2010 (India)  »

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Director Vijay approached Amy for the role without knowing that she had sent her photo for the auditions. They came to know about this only after their meet in London. See more »

Soundtracks

The Dance Theme of Madharasapattinam (Instrumental)
Performed by Naveen Iyer
Composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar
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Watch the movie with least expectations.. it will exceed yours :)
21 July 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Madrasapattinam is the good product of director Vijay. The director along with the art director & CG ppl has done a great work on recreating old madras which does not feel odd in any scene in the movie..

period movies are very rare in Tamil movie industry. The director & the producer has got the guts to take up a period movie genre to show the love story. yes..though the movie is set in pre-independence era, this has got nothing to do with the independence & freedom fights..its a pure love story..

Arya is at his best..U can believe that he is a wrestler in this movie..no six-packs syndrome.. :) he is good at delivering subtle comedy also..Heroine Amy emotes well in the screen..she looks gorgeous and suits her role good..

the next best thing in the movie is casting..Nasser, bala singh, MS baskar, Jeeva, Balaji and last but best haneefa..everybody done their part well..

This movie is more of a musical flick than love..Composer GV has done a great job in songs and RR..One can feel that this movie lacks dialogue and RR fills it most of the time..

Its a great meal to Nirav shah, the cinematographer of this movie..he has already proved himself with his great work in the movies like Sarvam, Oram po etc..He has done a fantastic job throughout the movie..

The art direction plays a major role in the movie..Madrasapattinam is not a fantasy..one could not cheat the audience by showing some imaginary places...every old place in chennai has got proof..and the art dept did not cheat us.. :) This is the only movie in which the audience were still at theater for the end credits..thanks to the old-new madras fotos..

Verdict : Good , big & rich attempt by Vijay..and a must watch movie..


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