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certainly be appreciated.
2. Although it may take some time to view obvious results of the people’s verdict on the movie, come on let’s have a glance
at our views about the movie ‘Madharasapattinam’
The story begins with the memories of elderly Emi (heroine), who is resides in London. Emi, who loses consciousness all of a
sudden, is warned by the doctors that they have diagnosed a brain hemorrhage and that a surgery should be performed within a
Emi upon hearing this says that she has to visit Chennai where she has an unfinished duty to perform. Emi, who comes to
Chennai with her granddaughter, gets into flashback.
5. 1945 ‘Madharasapattinam’
The hero of the movie Arya is introduced as a youthful washerman at Vannarpettai (Washermanpet) in Madharas. Emi is the
daughter of the governor of ‘Madharasapattinam’. Although she has a luxurious life at the palace, Emi is deprived of true
love. Emi is betrothed to Alex a top dog cop by the governor.
Alex’s harsh attitude toward downtrodden people creates hatred in Emi and she repels Alex. At the same time, she gets a
liking toward Arya, who is daring, tough youth with a simple life. She gets him close to her heart. Arya too at a juncture
reciprocates her love.
Just a few days before the Indian independence, the governor finds out their love and plans to separate them by taking Emi to
London. On the other hand Arya promises Emi that whether it be life or death, she has to undergo that in the Indian soil.
8. Midnight of August 15th the first Independence Day
They put Emi into a Delhi bound train and bring Arya to the governor’s residence, where they try to kill him. The climax
moves toward revealing whether it was their love or the power of governor that won.
9. 2010 Chennai
Did Emi, who comes to Chennai in search of Arya, meet him? Was she able to fulfill the duty she had to do? This leads to one
other climax in the movie.
During the early stages of the movie, one would feel the similarity of the story of Titanic. In most part of the move the
director has sprayed the story of Titanic, which would vex the audience. However, he has focused on the narrating style of
the story and made it interesting, which is appreciable.
The hard work of art director Selvakumar, cameraman Nirav Shah, combined with the computer graphics can be rightly described
as one other hero of the movie. With their help, Vijay has made every frame of the movie enjoyable.
Arya, who appears as a tough youth with determination to stay united with Emi till end, has done a superb job in the movie.
His realistic wrestling show in the movie, which he had performed after required training, is simply excellent. Some of the
scenes where he meets Emi void of reaction is quite boring.
Introduction of the beautiful looking Emi in the movie would really jerk our actresses such as, Tamanna, Anushka, Shreya, and
Trisha with shock. She has also performed excellently in acting as well. Emi, who had learnt Tamil for the sake of Arya and
delivered the Madharas accent in an anglicized manner, is sure to be envied by several actresses.
The director has brought out all the characters fantastically and some the impressive ones are as follows: Alex who appears
as a top dog cop; Governor; granny who appears as elderly Emi; and Nazzar who appears as the wrestling master.
Duraiyamma Trust episode, where the climax of the movie happens, is a poetic purge of the catharsis out of the audiences.
The tar roads that reveal the artificial settings in the movie can be considered a mole in the artwork of the art director
Selvakumar. Other things such as, tram, antiques, car, palace, washing area, and huts have a realistic look in them.
Diwali Noor, the costume designer, can be appreciated for the great work. Stunt director Manohar has got the attention of the
audiences in the wrestling and shooting scenes of the movie. G.V. Prakash has gone a step further when it comes to background
music of the movie. Some of the impressive instances include the bell sound of the tram; the background music for the party
at the palace; the song ‘Pookkal pookkum tharunam…’ is quite melodious in the voices of Roop Kumar, Rathod, Harini, Andrea,
and G.V, Prakash.
This movie with so many positives has long scenes, which make the audiences literally grow old. If the director hadn’t
noticed this at least editor Antony should have done something about this. The background is so grand that it makes us think
if the director had chosen the pre-independence theme just to show the grandeur.
Although a few negatives, such as lengthy scenes are present in the movie, they have invested a mammoth work in the movie
‘Madharasapattinam’, which should be appreciated whole heartedly.
Behind the screens of Madharasapattinam
‘Madharasapattinam’ is the third movie of Vijay while his previous ventures include Kireedam and Poi Solla Porom.
Emi Jackson who has been introduced as the heroine of the movie is a native of England. She has won the title ‘Miss Teen
World’. It seems she has dubbed in the movie herself.
In order to present the ancient ‘Madharasapattinam’ to the audiences, they had made huge settings of Central Railway Station,
Harbor road, trams, and the like, which would have cost them a ton. It seems the technology of graphics had come a long way
in recreation of the old city of Chennai. It seems that director Vijay had commenced the shooting after gaining a detailed
knowledge of old Chennai from the elderly.
It is a challenging task to create background music for olden day story. It seems music director G.V. Prakashkumar too had to
consult with a number of people to create the sounds of trams and trains of olden days.
Most part of the film had been shot at the royal places in Bangalore and at Mysore Lalitha Mahal. The settings that depict
old Vannarpettai, Mount road, and canals were made in a location at Kelambakkam for the purpose of shooting.
madharasapattinam arya emi amy jackson cute HQ wallpapers, art director Selvakumar, cameraman Nirav Shah, Pookkal pookkum .
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