|Directed by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Produced by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Written by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Screenplay by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Story by||Ramana Madhesh|
|Distributed by||Kalasangham Films|
|29 August 2004|
Madhurey (Tamil: மதுர) is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Ramana Madhesh. It stars Vijay, Sonia Agarwal, and Rakshitha in the lead roles while Vadivelu, Pasupathy, Seetha, and Tejashree play supporting roles. The film released to mixed reviews but performed well at the box office. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Khatarnak Khiladi.
Madhuravel (Vijay) works as a vegetable vendor with his friend Pandu (Vadivelu). He is a do-gooder and protector of the family of Kamatchi (Seetha) and her two daughters. Madurey eradicates loan sharks and fights "bad guys" in the market. Meanwhile, Anitha (Rakshitha) has a liking towards Madhurey and manages to win him over from Maheshwari (Tejashree). Now Kamakshi's eldest daughter Susheela (Sonia Agarwal), who was working with Madurey, was killed. Kamatchi blames it on Madurey and shoots him. Pandu opens the story of Madurey being the district collector of Madurai. He is the action-packed bureaucrat who takes to the streets to solve the citizens' problems. He does the job of policing 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 is God to the ordinary. Madurey does not take lightly to this parallel outfit. A clash takes place, and Susheela, then PA to Madurey, is killed. KTR puts the blame on Madurey. Now, Madurey goes undercover to surface as a vegetable vendor because his aim is to pin down KTR. From now onwards, it is Madurey on a rampage until KTR is finished and the murder charge is removed.
- Vijay as Maduravel IAS collector of Madurai
- Sonia Agarwal as Susheela
- Rakshitha as Anitha
- Vadivelu as Pandu
- Pasupathy as KTR
- Seetha as Kamakshi
- Tejashree as Maheshwari
- Hemalatha as Susheela's sister
- Manicka Vinayagam as Madurey's father
- Shanmugarajan as Police Inspector
- Yugendran as Jeevan
- A. V. Ramanan as Officer Karthikeyan
- Venniradai Moorthy as Anitha's house owner
- Raj Kapoor
- Karate Raja
- Bala Singh
- Vijay Ganesh
- Sridhar special appearance in the song "Machan Peru Madhurey"
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.Simran Bagga and Jyothika were earlier Selected as Lead heroines But both were replaced by Sonia Agarwal and Kannada actress Rakshitha 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 ₹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.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||17 July 2004|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|"Kandaen Kandaen"||Sadhana Sargam, Madhu Balakrishnan||Yugabharathi|
|"Bambara Kannu"||Udit Narayan, Srilekha Parthasarathy|
|"Elantha Pazham"||Tippu, Anuradha Sriram||P. Vijay|
|"Ice Katti Ice Katti"||Karthik, Sayanora Philip|
|"Machan Peru Madhurey"||Shankar Mahadevan||Kabilan|
One song " Varanda Varanda" is included only in the screen and not in the audio disc separately.
Madhurey was the first Vijay film to fetch a new career record price of ₹1.05 crore with 20 prints in Coimbatore distribution territory or 70% of Baba. The satellite rights of the film were sold to Jaya TV.
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