Category:Films shot in Madurai
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The following 67 pages are in this category, out of 67 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 67 pages are in this category, out of 67 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Madurai – Madurai is a major city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the headquarters of Madurai District. Madurai is the third largest city by population in Tamil Nadu, located on the banks of River Vaigai, Madurai has been a major settlement for two millennia. Madurai was the longest continuous capital city until British rule in India, Madurai has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Prime Minister Narendra Modis flagship Smart Cities Mission. Madurai is closely associated with the Tamil language, and the third Tamil Sangam, the recorded history of the city goes back to the 3rd century BCE, being mentioned by Megasthenes, the Greek ambassador to India, and Kautilya, a minister of the Mauryan emperor Chandragupta Maurya. Signs of human settlements and Roman trade links dating back to 300BC are evident from excavations by Archeological Survey of India in Manalur, the city has a number of historical monuments, with the Meenakshi Amman Temple and Tirumalai Nayak Palace being the most prominent. Madurai is an important industrial and educational hub in South Tamil Nadu, the city is home to various automobile, rubber, chemical and granite manufacturing industries. It has developed as a city for information technology. Madurai has important government educational institutes like the Madurai Medical College, Homeopathic Medical College, Madurai Law College, Agricultural College, Madurai city is administered by a municipal corporation established in 1971 as per the Municipal Corporation Act. Madurai is the corporation in Tamil Nadu next to Chennai corporation. The city covers an area of 147.97 km2 and had a population of 1,017,865 in 2011, the city is also the seat of a bench of the Madras High Court. The city is referred by various names including Madurai, Koodal, Malligai Maanagar, Naanmadakoodal, the word Madurai may be derived from Madhura arising out of the divine nectar showered on the city by the Hindu god Shiva from his matted hair. Another theory is that Madurai is the derivative of the word Marutham, a town in the neighbouring Dindigul district is called Vada Madurai and another in Sivagangai district is called Manamadurai. The different names by which the city has referred to historically are listed in the 7th-century poem Thiruvilayaadal puraanam written by Paranjothi Munivar. Koodal means an assembly or congregation of people, referring to the three Tamil Sangams held at Madurai. Naanmadakoodal, meaning the junction of four towers, refers to the four major temples for which Madurai was known for, tevaram, the 7th- or 8th-century Tamil compositions on Shiva by the three prominent Nayanars, namely Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnanasambandar, address the city as Thirualavai. As per Iravatham Mahadevan, a 2nd-century BCE Tamil-Brahmi inscription refers to the city as matiray, Madurai has been inhabited since at least the 3rd century BCE. Megasthenes may have visited Madurai during the 3rd century BCE, with the city referred as Methora in his accounts
2. 18 Vayasu – 18 Vayasu is a 2012 Indian Tamil psychological thriller film written and directed by R. Panneerselvam starring the actor known as Johnny. Gayathrie plays the female role. The music is by Charles Bosco and it has also Dubbed in Hindi under the Title Anokha Jaanwar. 18 Vayasu is about a mentally unstable youngster who falls in love, whenever he is depressed, he takes on the behaviour of an animal that he sights first. He has tried to make the theme into a mainstream one. Rohit Ramachandran of Nowrunning. com said of the film 18 Vayasu, manigandan of The Hindu claimed that the film misses its mark. 18 Vayasu at the Internet Movie Database
3. Aadukalam – Aadukalam is a 2011 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by Vetrimaran. The film stars Dhanush, Taapsee Pannu, V. I. S. Jayapalan, the film was released on 14 January 2011 to positive critical feedback. The film won six awards at the 58th National Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Screenplay, the film was also felicitated with five awards in 59th Filmfare Awards South - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Music Director and Best Cinematography. Based on a poll by The Times of India, Vetri Maaran was chosen as the best director for Aadukalam. The Telugu dubbed version Pandem Kollu released on 30 January 2015, Karuppu and Durai are the favourites in Pettais team. Karuppu is very talented in breeding and training roosters, while Durai is very rich, Rathnasamy keeps insisting and tries to make him accept the challenge through cajoling, threatening, bribing and other vile acts. Karuppu falls in love with an Anglo-Indian girl Irene who dislikes him and he does not recognise this initially and keeps following her. One day the residents of Irenes colony confront him and ask Irene to tell who she is in love with – Karuppu or Dinesh and she points her finger at Karuppu and he goes into rapture. She explains later that she had to lie in order to avoid Dinesh who has been bothering her for a long time, later, Irene too falls in love with Karuppu. Meanwhile, one of Pettais associates, a veterinarian for roosters, is killed in a hit, in a rage Pettai, suspecting Rathnasamy of the murder, agrees to the rooster fight and it is decided that their roosters will compete in the following tournament. If they fight against each other, the loser will get his head tonsured, the grand state tournament is arranged by Pettais team, getting funds and official permission. In the crucial fight, Rathnasamy brings high breed roosters from Bangalore, Karuppu asks Pettai to let his rooster fight but Pettai puts his rooster down and says he will choose the best competing rooster himself. Karuppu surreptitiously enters the contest before Pettai can choose the rooster because he needs to repay Irene for the loan he took to prepare his rooster for the fight. Pettai does not believe in Karuppu and his rooster and announces that Karuppu will not represent Pettai, the underdog however emerges victorious in three consecutive rounds despite facing roosters spiked with steroids. Karuppu gets the best coach award of the tournament and his bet money of ₹10 lakh, while initially happy that Karuppu won, Pettai is soon overcome with anger and jealousy. His ego is hurt by the fact that Karuppu earns both popularity and money, by refuting his judgement, Karuppu is not aware of the changes in his mentors mind. Pettai is at first he refuses to speak to anyone and then starts scheming, the money from the competition that Karuppu gives to Pettai for safe keeping, that he plans to use to start a business, suddenly goes missing. Pettai also starts spinning stories about his associates and makes everyone suspicious of each other and he incites Karuppu and Durai into pitting their roosters in a fight
4. Aayudham (2005 film) – Aayudham is a 2005 Tamil action film directed by Murugesh. It features Prashanth and Sneha in the roles, while Subbaraju. Featuring music composed by Dhina, the released in January 2005 to average reviews from film critics. Sneha was selected to play the female role and began work on the film in May 2004. A major portion of the film was shot at Chennai Trade Center at Nandambakkam near Chennai, while few songs were filmed in London. The first schedule of the film commenced in Chennai, where a number was shot at a lavish set costing Rs 40 lakh at the AVM Studios. The second schedule of forty days was held at locations in Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, dance choreographer Dinesh choreographed two dance numbers - one in which Prashanth and Mumbais Minal took part, the other where he danced with Rasna, a Mumbai model. Fifty girls from the musical, Bombay Dreams, were selected to feature in Sungadi saris during a shoot at Trafalgar Square. The film opened to mixed reviews in January 2005 alongside three other Tamil films, and as always he is more at home in action and that Sneha makes proper use of the couple of scenes that offer her a little scope to perform. Sify. com noted that film was average and added The film looks like a poor man’s Ghilli. The film performed poorly at the box office, the films release was hampered by the Boxing Day Tsunami which also hit Chennai. The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Dhina, the soundtrack was released in December 2004 and received a positive response, with a critic labelling the album as enjoyable
5. Aayudham Seivom – Aayudham Seivom is a Tamil movie directed by Udhayan starring Sundar C, Anjali, Vivek and Nassar. Veteran actor Vijayan was supposed to play in movie. Saidai Sathya has little respect for the law and he parks his car in the middle of the road and makes trouble for other vehicles. A traffic policeman, Kandasamy, ignores that violation because he is a friend of Sathya. A social activist and lawyer, Udhayamoorthy, drags both of them to court for obstructing traffic and causing a nuisance, instead of sentencing them, the court sends them to the Madurai Gandhi Museum for help, where they meet a college student named Meenakshi. After he is discharged, Sathya starts a job as a henchman, VBR, a villainous former minister, sends him to steal a confidential file containing vital evidence on the death of the collector Sukanya at Udayamoorthys place. While he is stealing the file, Udayamoorthy is killed by Sathya accidentally, while dying, Udayamoorthy blesses Sathya by saying Vazhga Valamudan. These last words haunt Sathya, and, filled with remorse and he gathers evidence to discover the murderer of Sukanya, even as VBR burns the documents to destroy the evidence. Sathya continues with his task of exposing VBR, and adopts Gandhian principles of nonviolence, ezhumalai is a police inspector who vows to avenge the death of his brother, Udhayamoorthy. He thinks that Sathya had killed him, although he finds out that he didnt. Sathya sits near the Gandhi statue and follows his examples of non-violence, VBR surrenders himself to police and is arrested. The film ends with Sathya getting the justice, sify wrote Like all Sundar C films, this one is also strictly aimed at the B & C audiences. It could have far better if Udhayan had tried to explore the unknown instead of going through the same beaten track
6. Aravaan – Aravaan is a 2012 Indian Tamil epic historical fiction film directed by Vasanthabalan, based on Su. It stars Aadhi, Dhansika, Archana Kavi and Pasupathy, with Kabir Bedi playing a prominent role, the film marks noted playback singer Karthiks debut as a music director. Aravaan released on 2 March 2012 to mixed reviews and was a box office bomb, the film was dubbed in Hindi as Jungle The Battleground. The film set in the 18th century is all about a group of people who steals from the wealthy to provide food, Kombodhi is one gangs leader and during one of his missions, he always success and keeps his village meagerly fed. One day, the general of their small kingdom comes to the village of komboothi, komboothi refuses this as they go to rob only as a gang and makes a wager with the general. If the general gives their village the thief, their village would do the palace task free for a year, on the other hand, if komboothi gives the general the Queens necklace, the general must provide them with rice for 2 years. On the search, he meets the brave Varipuli and identifies him as the lone thief and he brings Varipuli to his village with the necklace and the village gets enough rice for 2 years. A bond develops between the two, Varipuli joins komboothis gang and they make lots of heists. Komboothis sister falls in love with Varipuli and when komboothi asks for his identity, Varipuli is housed from the village. Next day during a fight, komboothi is badly injured. When komboothi refuses as he ia a foreign barbarian, varipuli says that his mother was from komboothis village, suddenly few guards arrest varipuli and take him. Varipuli has a past and his name is Chinna. He belongs to a village that does the palace and local security and he is very happy and brave. One day a youth Thogaimayan from neighbouring village, is dead in their village center. A big fight erupts between the villages, the king of their kingdom intervenes and orders Chinas village to give a young man of same age as offering to god as penalty. 30 days are given as timeline for his execution and he is in love with girl in the same village called Vannapechi. After Chinna is chosen to be the offering to the god Chinnas lover asks her father to permit her to marry Chinna to at least spend his last days together and they marry on the 3rd day. On the 29th day Chinna finds a village man running with a costly silver jewellery
7. Bheemaa – Bheemaa is a 2008 Indian Tamil action film, written and directed by N. Linguswamy. It stars Vikram, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj and Raghuvaran, the film score was by composer Harris Jayaraj, shot by cinematographer R. D. Rajasekhar, and edited by Anthony. The film was released on 14 August 2008, after two years of delays, to mixed reviews. The release coincides with the Thai Pongal harvest festival in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, later it was dubbed in Hindi as Rocky Bheema by BABA Arts Limited The movie revolves around two powerful gangs in Chennai, one led by Chinna and the other by Periyavar. Enmity prevails between both gangs, with frequent clashes happening, as try to overpower each other. One day, when Periyavar’s gang tries to kill Chinna, he is saved by Shekar, Chinna meets Shekar on a few more occasions and is impressed by his courage. Chinna feels Shekar to be his resemblance as he too possesses similar characteristics, Shekar reveals that he keeps following Chinna right from his childhood and adores him as a role model. Shekar joins Chinna’s gang and with the help of him, Chinna overpowers Periayavar in the city, Shekar wins the trust of Chinna and both get close each other. This brings up jealousy to one of Chinna’s gang man and he hates Shekar, Shekar arranges Chinna’s wedding with Padma knowing that both were in love for long but Chinna decided not to express his love after becoming a don but still he loves her. Meanwhile, Shekar meets Charu and befriends her, slowly love blossoms between the two. A new police commissioner is appointed to control violence in the city and his first targets are Chinna, Shekar gives the necessary courage to Chinna and asks him not to fear for the commissioner as he will always be there for protection. One day, Shekar and Charu decide to get married, but Charu’s parents will not agree for this wedding, so she decides to elope with Shekar. The police department secretly plans to encounter Chinna’s gang and Periavar’s gang, Charu requests Shekar to come with her and lead a peaceful life free from violence. Shekar understands and decides to lead a normal life and he informs this with hesitation to Chinna to which Chinna agrees immediately. Chinna gives some money to Shekar and blesses him to start a new life with Charu, Shekar and Charu get married and move to a new apartment. However, Chinna misses Shekar so much and he keeps worrying unable to bear Shekar’s departure, Saamy, an ally of Chinna, suggests calling back Shekar so that Chinna might feel better. But Chinna does not want to disturb Shekar as he has just started a new life, finally Chinna decides to try calling Shekar to see whether he is interested in joining him again. Chinna, Saamy and Shafi go to Shekar’s new apartment where he stays with Charu, Chinna feels bad calling Shekar back and sends Shafi alone to talk to Shekar
8. Bombay (film) – Bombay is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Mani Ratnam, starring Arvind Swamy and Manisha Koirala in the lead, and featuring music composed by A. R. Rahman. It is the second in Ratnams trilogy of films that depict human relationships against a background of Indian politics, including Roja and Dil Se. The films soundtrack sold 15 million units, becoming one of the film soundtracks of all time. However, the film caused controversy upon release in India and abroad for its depiction of inter-religious relations. The film was banned in Singapore and Malaysia upon release, the film was ranked among the top 20 Indian films in the British Film Institutes rankings. The film was dubbed in Hindi and Telugu. The film is loosely inspired by the 1990 movie Come See the Paradise. The soundtrack of the film by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman is hailed as a masterpiece, Shekhar is the son of an orthodox Hindu Narayana Pillai living in a coastal village in Tamil Nadu. A journalism student studying in Bombay, Shekhar visits home to be with his family, on one of his return trips, he notices Shaila Banu, a Muslim schoolgirl in the village and loses his heart to her. Initially shy, Shaila seeks to distance herself from Shekhar, but after frequent run-ins, eventually, they both fall in love. Shekhar meets Shailas father Basheer Ahmed and reveals he wants to marry her, Basheer throws him out, citing difference in religions. Shekhar reveals his interest to his father Pillai, who becomes angry, meets Basheer, upset with rejection from both families, Shekhar leaves the village and returns to Bombay. Through Shailas friend, he sends her a letter and a ticket for her to travel to Bombay, however, she is undecided, Basheer comes to know of her regular letters from Shekhar and plans to get her married immediately to stop this relation growing further. Left with no choice, Shaila leaves the village with the ticket sent by Shekhar and they get married and lead a happy life. Shaila conceives and delivers twins who are named Kabir Narayan and Kamal Basheer, the twins are raised in both religions. Shekhar continues to work as a journalist, while Shaila takes care of home, after six years, Shekhar and Shaila settle down in their life and begin the process of re-establishing relationship with their respective families. When the Babri Masjid is demolished by Hindu fundamentalists on 6 December 1992, Kabir and Kamal, who have gone to buy groceries, get caught in the riots, eventually, Shekhar and Shaila save them and reach home safely. Narayana Pillai, who receives the news of the riots, rushes to Bombay to meet his son, everyone is happy with his arrival, and he stays with them. Soon, Basheer also comes with his wife and all of them live happily for a few days