Sarvam Thaala Mayam (Eng: Omnipresence of Rhythm), also titled Madras Beats, is a 2019 Tamil-language musical drama film written and directed by Rajiv Menon. The film stars G. V. Prakash Kumar and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles, with a supporting cast including Nedumudi Venu, Vineeth, Kumaravel, Santha Dhananjayan, and Dhivyadharshini. The film features music composed by A. R. Rahman, cinematography by Ravi Yadav, and editing by Anthony. Returning to direction after 19 years, Menon makes a solid comeback with a film that is relevant, entertaining, and inspirational in parts. Sarvam Thaala Mayam works fittingly. The film released on 1 February 2019 to mostly positive reviews.
Menon’s film is a musical drama where the worlds of a renowned mridangam player named Vembu Iyer (Nedumudi Venu); an expert mridangam maker named Johnson (Kumaravel); and the latter’s son Peter Johnson (G. V. Prakash Kumar), a crazy Thalapathy Vijay fan, collide. The events that follow form the crux of the story.
Directed by Rajiv Menon
Produced by Latha Menon
Written by Rajiv Menon
Starring G. V. Prakash Kumar, Aparna Balamurali, Nedumudi Venu, Vineeth, Kumaravel
Music by Original Songs: A. R. Rahman & Rajiv Menon
Background score: A. R. Rahman & Qutub-E-Kripa
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by Anthony
Production Mindscreen Film Institute
Distributed by Jio Studios & Sakthi Film Factory
Release date 1 February 2019
Running time 130 minutes