When was the last time Tamil cinema witnessed a debut performance that created a storm, particularly amongst the female audiences. Madhavan’s role in Alaipayudhey was, in many ways, an embodimment of everything a 70’s and early 80’s kid aspired to be, a hip, walkman weilding engineer who is on the path of creating his own software company. An amazing thing is that Madhavan was 30 when he made his Tamil debut.