| 5/10 |
| July 3, 2015|
Uchi Mela Uchi Mela
Vivek, Sonia Agarwal, Rajendran, Sheela, Imman Annachi, Swaminathan
Palakkattu Madhavan Wikipedia
Palakkattu Madhavan (aka Palakkad Madhavan) is a 2015 Tamil comedy-drama film written and directed by M Chandramohan and produced by Kuruvanna Basheer. The film stars Vivek and Sonia Agarwal in the lead roles, while Sheela essays a supporting role.
Palakattu Madhavan (Vivek) is a lazy and irresponsible man. Embarrassed that his wife Lakshmi (Sonia Agarwal) earns more than him, he quits his own job out of spite. He then adopts the old woman Pattu Maami (Sheela) as a surrogate mother because she offers to pay cash for the opportunity. The character "Palakkattu Madhavan" is also an acknowledgement of a character with the same name in the movie Antha Ezhu Naatkal starring Bhagyaraj and Ambika.Vivek as Palakattu Madhavan
Sonia Agarwal as Lakshmi
Sheela as Pattu Maami
Rajendran as U.Santosh Kumar
Aarthi as Kokilla Maami
The film began production in June 2014, with M Chandramohan opting to direct a film to be produced by Sajeev starring Vivek in the lead role.
Sify gave the film four out of five stars, noting the film engages the audience due to the presence of actor Vivek in the lead role. Times of India generally praised the film but declared its writing somewhat weak and wrote "[t]he entire first half is wasted with redundant scenes that try to tell us what a lazy person Madhavan is." A flaw was noted in writer/director M Chandramohan not developing his characters and letting them remain caricatures. Also, a lack of consistency in their behaviors prevented viewers from caring about them as much as was wished, and it was disliked that the director repeatedly had actor Vivek break the fourth wall for the sake of comedy.
The film collected ₹8 lakh (US$12,000) in Chennai on first day turning out to be a disappointment. The film collected ₹1.2 crore (US$190,000) in the Box Office.
Music is composed by Srikanth Deva. Anirudh Ravichander has sung "Uchimela" for which Vivek wrote the lyrics.
- Uchimela — Anirudh Ravichander
- Sandhoshame — Sriram Parthasarathy
- Eppadi Irundhen — Gangai Amaran
- Kunnan Pol — Surmukhi
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