Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Release Date : Sep 26,2014
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Production: Studio Green
Cast: Catherine Tresa, Karthi
Direction: Ranjith
Screenplay: Ranjith
Story: Ranjith
Music: Santhosh Narayanan
Background score: Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography: Murali G
Dialogues: Ranjith
Editing: Praveen KL
Art direction: Ramalingam
Stunt choreography: Anbarivu
Dance choreography: Satish
Lyrics: Gaana Bala, Kabilan, Uma Devi
PRO: Johnson
Distribution: Studio Green
Madras (aka) Madras release expectation


Karthi’s Madras, also starring Catherine Tresa releases on the 26th of September, Alongside Jeeva. Talking about his film during his recent interaction with Behindwoods, director Ranjith had a lot of nice things in stock. Excerpts:

“The story of Madras starts in 90s and ends in the current period.  It is an action drama within which you would see ‘life’. The film would also delve into relationships.”
“Although North Chennai people have contributed to the growth and development of the city, their growth per se is very minimal. And also in Tamil films they have been portrayed as criminals and anti-social elements. Even their lingo remains a botched-up version.”
“In Madras I have said that we can’t paint everyone with the same brush and that such instances could just be a few and there are people who lead a normal and law abiding life there. I have also talked about the culture, traditions and customs of the people of Chennai and the life of current youngsters in the capital of Tamil Nadu.” 
“The film would also be about the politicking of walls in Chennai which the parties (political) reserve for painting. The problems that arise due to this and its consequences are what I have dealt with in Madras. For an outsider, fighting for a wall would seem very trivial but this issue is really serious for the people involved. I have got into the life of these people and have showcased a different world.  I have created an ambience (in Madras) where you would experience a life that all along you had witnessed as an outsider.” 
“In Madras, but for Karthi, rest of the cast is newcomers. He is an established artist but I did not want that ‘established’ness to surface anywhere. I wanted him to blend with the environs of the area and told him he does not have to ‘act’.”
“Since Karthi has a market in Telugu too, we went for a heroine who is popular in Andhra. I saw many pictures of Catherine, from which I liked the one in which she looked very normal and ordinary and matched the production demand and my requirement also. Then she underwent rehearsals along with other cast members including Karthi. Rehearsals were much useful to her as she had many dialogues in the film.”
“I am glad that music of Madras has reached a very big level, thanks to Santhosh. He has good musical sense and knows the art of producing sound.” 
Censor certificate: U/A
Runtime: 2 hours 31 mins


Madras (aka) Madras

Madras (aka) Madras is a Tamil movie with production by Studio Green, direction by Ranjith, cinematography by Murali G, editing by Praveen KL. The cast of Madras (aka) Madras includes Catherine Tresa, Karthi.