Madirasi

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Madirasi
Madirashi Movie Poster.jpg
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Produced by Jagadeesh Chandran,
Impresario
Written by Rajesh Jayaraman
Starring Jayaram,
Meera Nandan,
Meghana Raj
Music by Satish Sujit
Cinematography Shaji
Edited by Donmax
Production
company
Kichu Films,
Impresario Motion Pictures
Distributed by Kichu Films,
KNM Films Release
Release date
  • December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Madirasi is a 2012 Malayalam action comedy film directed by Shaji Kailas and starring Jayaram, Meera Nandan, Meghana Raj, Kailash, Kalabhavan Mani and Tini Tom.[1] The film is based on a series of true incidents that took place in the city of Madras, known in Malayalam as "Madirasi". Madirasi is however described as a part of Coimbatore in the film.

Plot[edit]

The film tells the story of Chandran Pillai (Jayaram), a widower from a village in Kerala. Bhama (Meera Nandan), who is a teacher, wants to get married to Chandran Pillai and be a mother to his son, whom she likes a lot. The story begins with a young chap (Kailash) getting kidnapped. In the meantime, Chandran Pillai travels to Madirasi, to buy for his son a brand new cycle. There he is drawn into a very vicious circle when he goes probing the disappearance of Johny (Kalabhavan Mani), a police constable.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

It is after a gap of 21 years that Jayaram and Shaji Kailas are joining together for a movie. The last time they were seen together was for the movie Kilukkampetty released in 1991.[2] "Jayaram and I have been discussing to do a movie for four to five years. When I did the script for Madirasi, I thought Jayaram was the apt person to essay the role," says Shaji.[3]

Release[edit]

The film, initially planned to be released in October, was then announced to have a November 23 release. The film was again postponed to 7 December and the reason for the delay was the theater strike.

Critical response[edit]

The film was panned by critics. Unni R Nair, in his review for Kerala9.com, rated the film 1.5/5 stars and said, "Shaji Kailas seems to have lost his touch. His last film, Simhasanam, was a let down. Now his latest, Madirashi, seems to re-iterate this fact. The film is a mess and disappoints you beyond all limits."[4] Veeyen of Nowrunning.com gave a 1/5 stars rating and said, "I had always felt that Shaji Kailas needed to rediscover himself. But now, after Madirasi, I have serious doubts about the reinvention idea. "[5] Theaterbalcony.com gave a 49% rating and said, "There is nothing which will amuse us in Madirasi, be it some genuine laugh, story, or performances."[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Madirasi
Soundtrack album by Satish Sujith
Released 2012
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Producer Jagadeesh Chandran & Impresario Motion Pictures
Satish Sujith chronology
Ashtagandham
(2012)Ashtagandham2012
Madirasi
(2012)

The film has one song composed by the composer duo Satish Sujith. The lyrics are by Mohan Udhinoor.

Track listing
No. Title Artist(s) Length
1. "Maaripoonkuyile" Manjari 4:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Four Malayalam releases this Friday!"
  2. ^ "Madhirasi for this week"
  3. ^ "Jayaram and Shaji Kailas team up again"
  4. ^ "Madirasi Malayalam Movie Review"
  5. ^ "Madirasi Review"
  6. ^ "Madirasi Malayalam Review"

Link to the video of the sound track on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjn9xvQDH3U