Madras was released with less expectation. Unlike Karthi's earlier movies, this flick remained low key and it was not publicised much. This factor played a significant role in its success. As people did not have huge expectations, the flick has managed to win the audience's mandate.
On the release day, Madras got a good opening in Chennai and the overall response in the state was just average. But on Saturday and Sunday (September 27 and 28 respectively), the Tamil movie performed well and enjoyed good occupancy in the state due to good word-of-mouth.
The early trade reports say that Madras has raked in about Rs.75 lakhs in the first weekend in Chennai. The Tamil movie has made about Rs.4 crores from other regions.
Madras is an action-drama movie written and directed by Pa.Ranjith. The realistic presentation, well-written screenplay, good performances of the lead stars, mesmerising music, brilliant camera work and editing are the highlights of the movie.