Madhurey

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Madhurey
Madhurey Vijay Movie.jpg
Directed by Ramana Madhesh
Produced by Ramana Madhesh
Written by Ramana Madhesh
Bharathan (dialogues)
Starring Vijay
Rakshitha
Sonia Agarwal
Vadivelu
Pasupathy
Tejashree
Music by Vidyasagar
Distributed by Movie Magic
Release dates 29 August 2004
Running time 148 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 9.7 crore
Box office 48 crore

Madhurey (Tamil: மதுர), a Tamil film directed by Ramana Madesh, was released on 29 August 2004. Vijay plays the lead role. Rakshitha, Sonia Agarwal and Tejashree are also in the cast. The film revolves around a district collector Maduravel who takes revenge over the antagonist KTR who runs parallel law enforcement system with his own court. The movie released to positive reviews and was declared super hit at box office.[1][2]

Story[edit]

Madhureyvel (Vijay) in the first half is Madurai, a vegetable seller (vendor) along with his friend Pandu (Vadivelu). Madurai is a do-gooder and protector of the family of Kamakshi (Seetha) and her two daughters. Madhurey eradicates loan sharks and fights "bad guys" in the market. The usual hero worship is shown and only a clue of a policeman saluting the vendor gives you an inkling of what is to come. Meanwhile Anitha(Rakshitha) has a liking towards Madhurey and manages to win him over from Maheshwari (Tejashree). Now Seetha’s eldest daughter Susheela (Sonia Agarwal) who was working with Vijay was killed and her mother blames it on Vijay and shoots him down. It’s turn of the film to shift to flashback track. Vadivelu now opens the story of vijay actually being the district collector of Madurai. He is the action packed bureaucrat who takes to the streets to solve the problems of the citizens. He does the job of policing too and is up against criminals. He does not believe in IPS and police force to clean up the city. So one such clean up operation takes him to KTR (Pasupathy), a don who is running a parallel law enforcement system with his own court. He doles out justice to all and his God to the ordinary. Now Madhureyvel does not take lightly to this parallel outfit. A clash takes place and Sonia Agarwal, then PA to the Collector, is killed. KTR puts the blame on the Collector. Now the IAS officer goes underground to surface as vegetable vendor because his aim is to pin down the KTR and his outfit. From now onwards it is Madhureyvel on a rampage till KTR is finished and the murder charge removed.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

R. Madhesh, an assistant of director S. Shankar was initially assigned to direct Jai with Prashanth, However, after filming a song featuring Prashanth and lead actress Simran, he left the project and began work on another film Madurey.[3] Sonia Agarwal and Kannada actress Rakshitha who earlier appeared in Dum were selected as lead actresses while Tejashree who earlier appeared in Ottran was selected to appear in a cameo appearance. The supporting cast has Vadivel, Ilavarasu, Murthy, Seetha and Rajkapoor.

A stint of shooting took place at a set erected opposite Ponniyamman Kovil, at Saligramam, Chennai. The set, designed by art director Rajeevan, was on a five-acre land and is reported to have cost about Rs 2 crore consisting of a garden, marketplace, fish-market, flower shop, lorry stand, cinema theatre, temple, church, railway line, housing colony and slum, most of the film's shooting was done here.[4]

Crew[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Song Title Singers
"Kandaen Kandaen" Sadhana Sargam, Madhu Balakrishnan
"Bambara Kannu" Udit Narayan, Srilekha Parthasarathy
"Elantha Pazham" Tippu, Anuradha Sriram
"Ice Katti Ice Katti" Karthik, Sayanora Philip
"Machhan Peru Madhurey" Shankar Mahadevan

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