|Directed by||Shaji Kailas|
|Produced by||Jagadeesh Chandran,
|Written by||Rajesh Jayaraman|
|Music by||Satish Sujit|
Impresario Motion Pictures
|Distributed by||Kichu Films,
KNM Films Release
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. 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.
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.
- Jayaram as Chandran Pillai
- Meera Nandan as Bhama
- Meghana Raj as Maya
- Kailash as Jayakrishnan
- Kalabhavan Mani as Johny
- Tini Tom as Jayapalan
- John Vijay as Devaram Superintendent of Police
- Kochu Preman as Nambeeshan
- Aishwarya as Ragini (Devaram's wife)
- Janardhanan as Kurup
- Sreelatha Namboothiri as amma
- sunil sukhada as father
- Sasi Kalinga as olimpian
- Bheeman Raghu aschenkeeri
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. "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.
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.
The film was panned by critics. Unni R Nair, in his review for Kerala9.com, rated the film 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." Veeyen of Nowrunning.com gave a 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. " 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."
|Soundtrack album by Satish Sujith|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Jagadeesh Chandran & Impresario Motion Pictures|
|Satish Sujith chronology|
- "Four Malayalam releases this Friday!"
- "Madhirasi for this week"
- "Jayaram and Shaji Kailas team up again"
- "Madirasi Malayalam Movie Review"
- "Madirasi Review"
- "Madirasi Malayalam Review"
Link to the video of the sound track on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjn9xvQDH3U