Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Release Date : Dec 25,2013
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Production: GV Prakash Kumar, K Venkatesh, NPKS Logu
Cast: Kathir, Oviya, Viji Chandrasekhar
Direction: Vikram Sugumar
Screenplay: Vikram Sugumar
Story: Vikram Sugumar
Music director: NR Ragunandhan
Background score: NR Ragunandhan
Cinematography: Rahul Dharman
Dialogues: Vikram Sugumaran
Editing: Kishore Te
Stunt choreography: Rock Prabhu
Dance choreography: Dheena
Singers: Anand Aravinakashan, GV Prakash, Hari Charan, Monali Tagore, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Thanjai Selvi, Thiuvudayan, Velmurugan, Vikram Sugumaran
Lyrics : Yegadesi
PRO: Nikhil
Distribution: GV Prakash Kumar Productions, JSK Film Corporation
Madha Yaanai Koottam (aka) Madhayaanai Koottam release expectation


Madha Yaanai Koottam (MYK) is directed by Vikram Sugumaran, who worked with the legendary Balu Mahendra and was also involved in writing dialogues for Vetri Maaran’s Aadukalam. MYK becomes significant for music director G V Prakash as it is his maiden production venture.

According to G V Prakash, MYK talks about ‘Seimurai, a practice which is unique for Madurai and surrounding areas. This is similar to ‘moi’ or the gift we normally give during happy occasions. But, Seimurai will find its place in sad occasions like death. G V says this practice has not been properly recorded in Tamil cinema till now.

For a particular clan Seimurai is so important that the deviation of which has even resulted in murder and serious clash. Death is normally a grieving affair, but here death is a celebration.

G V Prakash opted to produce MYK because he felt there was culture in the story which will also work out commercially. As per Balu Mahendra, this is a middle cinema. A middle cinema is one which is a great product by itself and at the same time does not bring loss to the people involved.

Madha Yaanai Koottam should not be missed for the following reasons, as per the music director turned producer.

  • “There are many films with Madurai as the premise but Madha Yaanai Koottam, although based on Madurai, will be very different.”
  • “People now are totally frustrated with films which claim to be comedy, but we have broken that and have travelled on a different genre.”
  • “I take pride in saying that MYK is not a comedy film.”
  • “You should definitely watch MYK for the performance and dialogue delivery of the artists. All the artists involved with MYK are sure to reach new heights.”
  • “Raghunandan’s background score is another major factor that tips the balance in favor of
  • MYK. Of course, he has done songs well in a commercial format. But he has rocked in BG score. Raghunandan will be another star for this film.”
  • “Ragul Dharuman’s cinematography is another plus for MYK. He will be next new-gen top cinematographer.”
  • “At two hours and thirteen minutes, MYK is said to give a feel of an Anurag Kashyap film, especially the pre-interval sequence adds G V Prakash.”

Censor Certificate: U
Runtime: 2 hours and 13 minutes


Madha Yaanai Koottam (aka) Madhayaanai Koottam

Madha Yaanai Koottam (aka) Madhayaanai Koottam is a Tamil movie with production by GV Prakash Kumar, K Venkatesh, NPKS Logu, direction by Vikram Sugumar, cinematography by Rahul Dharman, editing by Kishore Te. The cast of Madha Yaanai Koottam (aka) Madhayaanai Koottam includes Kathir, Oviya, Viji Chandrasekhar.