Madras is a 2014 Tamil political movie written and directed by Pa. Ranjith. The film stars Karthi alongside Catherine Tresa, Kalaiyarasan, Vinod and Riythvika. The film was produced and distributed by Studio Green in association with Dream Factory. Santhosh Narayanan composed the soundtrack and score, while the editing was handled by Praveen K. L.
Principal photography commenced on 11 October 2013 at Vyasarpadi in Chennai. Most of the film’s shooting was done in localities in and around the northern part of the city, namely Kasimedu, a locality in the Royapuram area of north Chennai, Otteri and Perambur. Filming was wrapped up by June 2014. Madras was released on 26 September 2014 to critical acclaim.
Kaleeswaran (Karthi) is an impulsive and short tempered working class man who works in an IT company and enjoys playing football during his free time. His best friend is Anbu (Kalaiyarasan), who is a young political aspirant. They along with their gang live in the dilapidated flats of the housing board in Vyasarpadi, North Chennai. In a long-standing bloody feud, two factions of a political party have been laying claim to a wall on which they can paint the portraits of their respective political leaders. Anbu, under the local leader of one of the opposing parties, Maari (Vinod), is determined to claim that wall for their own party. The Other party chief is Kannan and his son Perumal who are hell bent in making sure that their opponents efforts go in vain. Painting of Kannan’s father’s face has been on the wall for 2 decades, since the start of the feud. The two parties and their supporters get into frequent clashes and scrapes. In the meantime, Kaali falls in love with Kalaiarasi (Catherine Tresa) and she too reciprocates his feelings…..
Directed by Pa. Ranjith
Produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja, S. R. Prakashbabu & S. R. Prabhu
Written by Pa. Ranjith
Starring Karthi, Catherine Tresa
Music by Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography G Murali
Edited by Praveen K. L.
Production Studio Green
Distributed by Dream Factory & Studio Green
Release dates 26 September 2014
Running time 158 minutes