|Directed by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Produced by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Written by||Ramana Madhesh
|Screenplay by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Story by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Distributed by||Movie Magic|
|29 August 2004|
|Box office||48 crore|
Madurey (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 Madureyvel 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. The film has also been dubbed in Hindi as Khatarnak Khiladi.
Madureyvel (Vijay) in the first half is Madurey, a vegetable seller (vendor) along with his friend Pandu (Vadivelu). Madurey is a do-gooder and protector of the family of Kamakshi (Seetha) and her two daughters. Madurey 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 Madureyvel on a rampage till KTR is finished and the murder charge removed.
- Vijay as Maduravel IAS
- Rakshitha as Anitha
- Sonia Agarwal as Susheela
- Vadivelu as Pandu
- Pasupathy as KTR
- Seetha as Susheela's mother
- Tejashree as Maheshwari
- Hemalatha as Susheela's Sister
- Manicka Vinayagam as Maduravel's father
- A. V. Ramanan
- Raj Kapoor
- Karate Raja
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. 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.
- Story, Screenplay, Directed by: Ramana Madhesh
- Dialogues: Ramana Madhesh & S. Barathan
- Produced by: Ramana Madhesh
- Music: Vidyasagar
- Cinematography: S. Saravanan
- Editor: Anthony
- Banner: Movie Magic
- Art: Rajeevan
- Fights: Kanal Kannan
|Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|"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 Madurey"||Shankar Mahadevan|
One song " Varanda Varanda" is included only in the digital version and not in the audio disc separately.