Madarasi Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Quite typical to his tag 'Action King', actor-cum-director Arjun has come out with an action packed stuff in Madarasi. Seemingly an inspiration from diverse flicks, Madarasi focuses on the soft underbelly of Mumbai --- its slums and its underworld. The cussed gang war provides the backdrop for some gritty friendship and love. Though there is an overkill of overkill, so to speak, Madarasi, if handled well, could have been better.. And for once, Arjun has moved away from jingoistic themes. Tollywood star Jegapathy Babu makes his foray in Tamil.
The movie begins with Arjun resolving to avenge the killers of his parents when he was a young boy but takes different twists and turns and ends up nowhere.
Arjun (Kasi), comes to know that the killers of his parents are living in Mumbai and goes there. With the help of his friend (Vivek), a taxi driver, he begins a search for them. Meanwhile, at Dharavi comes across Anjali (debutant Vedika) and falls in love with her. He steps in to save their family from goondas who threaten to sell their house at a low rate.
Meanwhile, Kasi manages to trace the killers and bumps off two while another escapes. Coming to know about his dare devil acts, Ravi Bhai (Raj Kapoor) decides to have him in his gang. Meanwhile, his rival gang led by Mani Bhai (Fesfi Vijayan) often ends up fighting with them. Siva (Jegapathy Babu) works with Mani Bhai. Several plans of Ravi Bhai to kill Mani Bhai gets thwarted by Siva.
While Siva ends up marrying Meena (Gajala), Kasi expresses his love to Anjali and both decide to marry. After a series of events, both Kasi and Siva end up meeting each other only to realize that they both had served a jail sentence together in Vellore a few years ago. However owing to their allegiance to the bosses, they end up quarreling, waiting for opportunities to put an end to each other.
What would happen if both Siva and Kasi walk out of their gang and join hands and take on the goondas forms the rest of the movie.
Blood flows quite freely with all characters running around wielding a gun in their hands and several deaths occur.
It's a tailor-made role for Arjun and he fits in it quite comfortably. Jegapathy Bau deserves a special mention for he not just fights well but emotes well on the screen. Gajala and Vedika have little role to play. Vivek in the company of Venniradai Murthy tries to evoke humour and the duo comes up some double meaning dialogues.
A host of villains including Fefsi Vijayan and Raj Kapoor flex their muscles now and then. The highlight of the movie is Selvaraj's good cinematography who captures the chases and stunt sequences well. Though the re-recording is jarring, Imman's retuning the yesteryear hit number Atho Andha Paravai Polae deserves a mention.
On the whole, Madarasi is a movie dished out by Arjun only to satisfy action-lovers.