Of all of Karthi’s films in the past, none have had so many delays and problems, as far as we know. The flick’s release apparently has been delayed yet again – this time to October!
Madras is a gangster story but with a refreshing and unique take. It is set in northern Chennai and the backdrop of the communities there as well as the criminal element provide a rich template for storytelling.
The makers of the film had announced early on that Madras will not be a one man show featuring just the hero and his antics but the story of a people living a very dramatic and colourful life, with equal importance given to all.
Karthi desperately needs a hit with this one as his previous few films have been box office disasters. There are only so many failures one can afford as a leading man, before losing that coveted star status in Kollywood.
Madras has been directed by Ranjith and is being produced by Studio Green. It stars Catherine Tresa in the female lead.
The film was originally supposed to release at the end of July but it got postponed as the film’s team did not want in the mad Ramzan rush of big block busters. The release date was then, for all intents and purposes, pushed to August and then September.
Now comes the reports that Ranjith and crew are aiming for an October 2nd release. This means the film would be one of the box office contenders in the four day Gandhi Jayanti weekend this year. However, this would also put in direct competition with Kamal Haasan’s much awaited epic film Uttaama Villain.
Sigh.. it seems Karthi’s Madras cannot catch a break.
Let us see how things pan out when the exciting day finally arrives…
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