Madhurey (Tamil: மதுர) is a 2004 Tamil action film directed by Ramana Madesh.It starred Vijay and Pasupathy in lead roles. Sonia Agarwal, Rakshitha and Tejashree and Vadivelu in supporting roles.The movie released to mixed reviews. It was later dubbed in Hindi as Sarfarosh Dobaara..
Madureyvel (Vijay) in the first half is Madurey, a vegetable vendor along with his friend Pandu (Vadivelu). Madurey is a do-gooder and protector of the family of Kamatchi (Seetha) and her two daughters. Madurey eradicates loan sharks and fights "bad guys" in the market. The usual hero worship is shown and only a clue of a policeman saluting the vendor gives you an inkling of what is to come. Meanwhile, Anitha (Rakshitha) has a liking towards Madhurey and manages to win him over from Maheshwari (Tejashree). Now Kamakshi’s eldest daughter Susheela (Sonia Agarwal), who was working with Madurey was killed and her mother blames it on Madurey and shoots him down. It’s turn of the film to shift to flashback track.
Pandu now opens the story of Madurey actually being the district collector of Madurai. He is the action-packed bureaucrat who takes to the streets to solve the problems of the citizens. He does the job of policing too and is up against criminals. He does not believe in IPS and police force to clean up the city. So one such clean up operation takes him to KTR (Pasupathy), a don who is running a parallel law enforcement system with his own court. He doles out justice to all and his God to the ordinary. Now Madurey does not take lightly to this parallel outfit. A clash takes place and Susheela, then PA to the collector, also who secretly loves Madhurey, is killed. KTR puts the blame on the collector. Now the IAS officer goes underground to surface as a vegetable vendor because his aim is to pin down KTR and his outfit. From now onwards, it is Madurey on a rampage until KTR is finished and the murder charge is removed.
Vijay as Maduravel IAS
Sonia Agarwal as Susheela
Rakshitha as Anitha
Vadivelu as Pandu
Pasupathy as KTR
Seetha as Kamakshi, Susheela's mother
Tejashree as Maheshwari
Hemalatha as Susheela's Sister
Manicka Vinayagam as Maduravel's father
Shanmugarajan as Police Officer
A. V. Ramanan
R. Madhesh, an assistant of director S. Shankar was initially assigned to direct Jai with Prashanth, However, after filming a song featuring Prashanth and lead actress Simran, he left the project and began work on another film Madurey.Simran Bagga and Jyothika were earlier Selected as Lead heroines But both were replaced by Sonia Agarwal and Kannada actress Rakshitha while Tejashree who earlier appeared in Ottran was selected to appear in a cameo appearance. The supporting cast has Vadivel, Ilavarasu, Murthy, Seetha and Rajkapoor.
A stint of shooting took place at a set erected opposite Ponniyamman Kovil, at Saligramam, Chennai. The set, designed by art director Rajeevan, was on a five-acre land and is reported to have cost ₹2 crore consisting of a garden, marketplace, fish-market, flower shop, lorry stand, cinema theatre, temple, church, railway line, housing colony and slum, most of the film's shooting was done here.
One song " Varanda Varanda" is included only in the screen and not in the audio disc separately.
Madhurey was the first Vijay film to fetch a new career record price of ₹1.05 crore with 20 prints in Coimbatore distribution territory or 70% of Baba.