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Madrasapattinam – Movie Review

By: By: Prakash Upadhyaya
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The much-awaited movie Madrasapattinam has released. Set in the backdrop of ancient Chennai, the film revolves around an 18-yr old British girl, who falls in love with a washer-man in a pre-independence era. Filmmaker AL Vijay, who is known for making exceptional attempts over choosing unique scripts, has chosen best script till date. Director Vijay has really worked hard on screenplay, which can be seen on screen. But we can see the shades of Lagaan and Titanic.

Story: Amy (Amy Jackson) is the daughter of Madrasapattinam British governor. She comes to India at the time of Indian freedom revolution. British Raj plans to construct a golf course by demolishing Dhobi ghat, where the hero of the film Parithi (Aarya) resides. He opposes to this plan and fights for justice. An angry British servant throws a challenge Parithi to play wrestling match, which looks like a Bollywood movie Lagaan. Meanwhile, Amy likes Parthi's daring attitude and falls in love with him. But this angers Britsh men. Emerging from different societal classes, now, this couple has to now fight back everything that hassles their relationship. Whether they succeed in love or not, should be seen on screen.

Plus: First of all, we should thank art director Selva Kumar, who has erected the beautiful sets of 1940's Madras. He has in fact recreated the old Madras and Nirav Shah has captured that in camera lens wonderfully and it's a delight to watch the scenes of that era on motion picture. GV Prakash has blended his background music very well and his songs have already won the hearts of the audience.

Coming back to the performances of the actors, lead stars Aarya and British actress Amy Jackson have given excellent performance. Aarya has really worked hard to look like Hercules and audience will love to watch him as a wrestler. Nasser, Cochin Haneefa, Balasingh, M S Baskar, Balaji, Kishore have done justice to their role.

Vijay has proved that he is here to stay, since it is a period film, it required lots of research and dedication while penning the script. He has taken best out of his team.

Minus: It seems that the director has not done research on dialogues. The dialect of 1940s and current are slight different from each other. He has adapted contemporary language and it is not convincible.

Vedict: Don't miss the movie.

Madrasapattinam – A Journey Back To The Ancient Chennai

Banner: AGS Entertainment, Red Giant Movies

Production: Kalpathy S Agoram

Direction: AL Vijay

Casts: Aarya, Amy Jackson, Nasser, V.M.C. Haneefa, Bala Singh, M.S. Bhaskar, Omar, Periya Karuppu Devar, Balaji

Music: G.V. Prakash

Cinematography: Nirav Shah

Editing: Anthony

Art: V Selvakumar

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