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Madras (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 26 September 2014 (India)
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A wall creates perturbation between two factions of a political party. Kaali and his buddy Anbu, who is a political aspirant, get embroiled in this brutal political rivalry.


Pa. Ranjith


Pa. Ranjith
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Karthi ... Kaali
Catherine Tresa ... Kalai Arasi
Kalaiyarasan ... Anbu
Jayabalan Jayabalan ... Krishnappan
Charles Vinoth Charles Vinoth ... Maari (as Vinod)
Pavel Pavel ... Viji
Lijeesh Lijeesh ... (as Lijish)
Nandakumar Nandakumar ... Kannan
Mime Gopi ... Perumal
Hari Krishnan Hari Krishnan ... Johny (as Hari)
Rama Rama ... Kaali's Mother
Riythvika ... Mary (as Ritwika)
Jaya Rao Jaya Rao ... Kaali's Father
Dinesh Mani Dinesh Mani ... Dheena
Harish Harish


Kaali (Karthi) is the local Chennai guy, the darling of his mom and the most literate person in his gang, he has a happy go lucky life with his best friend Kalairasanand (Kalaiyarasan). Things go wrong when there arises an issue of a WALL that stands tall amidst a chilling superstitious rumor and finally two groups fight around it. Written by Anonymous

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The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to make cuts to moments of strong violence and bloody injury detail in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »


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Produced by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Uma Devi
Performed by Shakthisree Gopalan & Dheekshitha
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A nice message movie for the masses....the original madras citizens
12 October 2014 | by immyfasteroSee all my reviews

Director Pa ranjith even in his previous movie attakatthi, now in this movie portrays the emotions of common man of north madras correctly....

Nowadays i'm keep on wondering on the astonishing growth of Tamil cinema industry....Rather than showing usual fights, usual dramatic romance, usual heroism, usual buildups of normal Indian movies...they are standalone....This movie is one of its kind....

It clearly portrays the normal chennayite.....It showcases two different characters...one anbu, a energetic, political knowledged bravo...who is keen on developing the people of their region....another one, Kali(actor karthi)...a friend who just want to live his life happily...

As everyone has written so much in the above reviews..i don't want to narrate the story once again..i just want to tell some important things and drawbacks in this story

The film gives a social message to oppressed people as well as others that political knowledge is a must....As we are seeing the effects of lack of political knowledge in this dumbest generation......It also shows usual fights of the same region guys....

selection of actor karthi is good......but heroine selection is normal....They should have chosen some local chennai girl for this story....Even Anbu's wife Mary could have been selected as a heroine, as she represents the face of north chennai girls, moreover she is nice and beautiful....But Catherine will suit for other stories that will be story packed as well as commercial stuffs....

every song is nice...background sometimes playing when it doesn't require and it doesn't play when it is required....Like it plays when the masses try to erase the wall by pouring paints..at that time the music try to diminish the main thing protest...and it is been portrayed dramatically...Likewise when kali try to kill villain guy at last...simply background music plays..it should play when viji kill already beaten villain....

Of total...it is total superb movie with a important message that everyone should be taught of social politics which is needed for todays generations...and it shows kali starts doing it..instead of becoming usual hero involving in politics....Hats off to director pa ranjith...It 's a movie which we shouldn't miss

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26 September 2014 (India) See more »

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