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Madurey Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Sunday, August 29, 2004 • Tamil ]
Madurey Review
Movie Magic
Vijay, Sonia Agarwal, Rakshita, Vadivelu, Tejashree, Seetha, Raj Kapoor and Illavarasu
R. Madhesh

Madhesh in his first directorial venture has made up his mind that Vijay's stardom would do the trick for the non-existence of an original storyline. The film has Vijay in every frame putting all other artistes out of the film. If you have seen Baasha then you have a track of the hero's real identity kept a secret. Vijay in the first half is Madhura a vegetable vendor along with his aide Pandu ( Vadivelu) is a do gooder and protector of the family of Seetha and her two daughters. He eradicates loan sharks and fights bad guys in the market. The usual hero worship is shown and only a clue of a policeman saluting the vendor gives you an inkling of what is going to come. Now Seetha's eldest daughter Sonia Agarwal who was working with Vijay was killed and mother blames it on Vijay and shoots him down. It's turn of the film to shift to Swamy track. Vadivelu now opens the story of Vijay actually being Madhuravel IAS the district collector of Madurai. He is the action packed bureaucrat who takes to the streets to solve the problems of the citizens. He does the job of policing too and is up against criminals. He does not believe in IPS and police force to clean up the city. So one such clean up operation takes him to KTR (Pasupathi) who is running a parallel law enforcement system with his own court. He doles out justice to all and his God to the ordinary. Now Madhuravel does not take lightly to this parallel outfit . A clash takes place and Sonia Agarwal then PA to Collector gets killed. KTR puts the blame on the Collector. Now the IAS officer goes underground to surface as vegetable vendor because his aim is to pin down the KTR and his outfit. From now onwards it is Vijay on a rampage till KTR is finished and the murder charge removed.

Madhesh dwells on the stardom of Vijay to pull off a weak storyline. Shot by shot and punch dialogues every minute make you bored, as it is an overdose. As the story unfolds you are left wondering whether the entire film is only an exercise in boosting Vijay and not make out a sensible plot. Sonia Agarwal is the first casualty in the process. An actress who showed her talent in Kathal kondain has been sadly wasted and Rakashitha in the role of a research scholar seems to have made Vijay her subject to study. Madhesh has used her for the item numbers. Tejasree the item specialist too joins the crowd to display her wares. Pasupathi is predictable. Vidyasagar's background score is too loud. Machan peru Madurey is catchy. Cinematography by Saravanan is effective. The first 15 minutes of the start and the opening block after interval is the only interesting part in the film. If you looking for something like Ghilli or quite near to it then you will be disappointed. If you are looking for lot of sound and fury for nothing and you are an ardent Vijay fan ,then you have the right film.

Rating: 0 / 5.0

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