| Shaji Kailas|
| December 7, 2012 (2012-12-07)|Madirasi Wikipedia
Madirasi is a 2012 Malayalam action comedy film directed by Shaji Kailas and starring Jayaram, Meera Nandan, Meghana Raj, Kailash, Kalabhavan Mani and Tini Tom. The film is based on a series of true incidents that took place in the city of Madras, known in Malayalam as "Madirasi". Madirasi is however described as a part of Coimbatore in the film.
The film tells the story of Chandran Pillai (Jayaram), a widower from a village in Kerala. Bhama (Meera Nandan), who is a teacher, wants to get married to Chandran Pillai and be a mother to his son, whom she likes a lot. The story begins with a young chap (Kailash) getting kidnapped. In the meantime, Chandran Pillai travels to Madirasi, to buy for his son a brand new cycle. There he is drawn into a very vicious circle when he goes probing the disappearance of Johny (Kalabhavan Mani), a police constable.Jayaram as Chandran Pillai
Meera Nandan as Bhama
Meghana Raj as Maya
Kailash as Jayakrishnan
Kalabhavan Mani as Johny
Tini Tom as Jayapalan
John Vijay as Devaram Superintendent of Police
Kochu Preman as Nambeeshan
Aishwarya as Ragini (Devaram's wife)
Janardhanan as Kurup
Sreelatha Namboothiri as amma
sunil sukhada as father
Sasi Kalinga as olimpian
Bheeman Raghu aschenkeeri
It is after a gap of 21 years that Jayaram and Shaji Kailas are joining together for a movie. The last time they were seen together was for the movie Kilukkampetty released in 1991. "Jayaram and I have been discussing to do a movie for four to five years. When I did the script for Madirasi, I thought Jayaram was the apt person to essay the role," says Shaji.
The film, initially planned to be released in October, was then announced to have a November 23 release. The film was again postponed to 7 December and the reason for the delay was the theater strike.
The film was panned by critics. Unni R Nair, in his review for Kerala9.com, rated the film and said, "Shaji Kailas seems to have lost his touch. His last film, Simhasanam, was a let down. Now his latest, Madirashi, seems to re-iterate this fact. The film is a mess and disappoints you beyond all limits." Veeyen of Nowrunning.com gave a rating and said, "I had always felt that Shaji Kailas needed to rediscover himself. But now, after Madirasi, I have serious doubts about the reinvention idea. " Theaterbalcony.com gave a 49% rating and said, "There is nothing which will amuse us in Madirasi, be it some genuine laugh, story, or performances."
The film has one song composed by the composer duo Satish Sujith. The lyrics are by Mohan Udhinoor.