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Madirashi Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byShaji Kailas
Produced byJagadeesh Chandran,
Written byRajesh Jayaraman
Meera Nandan,
Meghana Raj
Music bySatish Sujit
Edited byDonmax
Kichu Films,
Impresario Motion Pictures
Distributed byKichu Films,
KNM Films Release
Release date
  • December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)

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.


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.



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]


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, 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 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] 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 album by Satish Sujith
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerJagadeesh Chandran & Impresario Motion Pictures
Satish Sujith chronology

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

Track listing


Link to the video of the sound track on YouTube :