Category:Films shot in Madurai
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The following 68 pages are in this category, out of 68 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. Karagattakaran – How they overcome forms the rest of the story. The soundtrack was composed by Ilayaraja and all the songs were well-received and, in particular, the film was released on 16 June 1989 and was a mega blockbuster and completed a 425-day run at the box office. It was also Goundamani´s Senthil´s 100th movie as a combo, Goundamani and Senthil´s banana comedy got well known among the people and is still known today. Muthaiya is the performer of a karagattam group based out of a village. His troupe consists of Goundamani, Senthil, Kovai Sarala, Junior Balaiah etc, Muthaiya’s mother Kanthimathi was his dance guru. Similarly Kamakshi is also a dancer in the nearby village. Chinnarasu is the village panchayat president and he sets an eye on Kamakshi. To avenge her, Chinnarasu invites Muthaiya’s dance troupe to perform during temple festival instead of Kamakshi’s performance, Muthaiya performs well and is widely appreciated by the villagers. Kamakshi’s father Shanmuga Sundaram invites Muthaiya to his home, and to his shock, Shanmuga Sundaram understands that Muthaiya is his nephew but does not reveal it to him. Muthaiya and Kamakshi fall in love each other. Chinnarasu gets to know about Muthaiya and Kamakshi’s love affair and plans to separate them, Chandrasekhar is Kamakshi’s innocent brother in law who works for Chinnarasu. Chinnarasu persuades Chandrasekhar to challenge a dance competition between Muthaiya and Kamakshi for which both accepts, in the meantime, Chinnarasu plans to kill Muthaiya during the dance program. But Kamakshi saves Muthaiya thereby getting stabbed by a knife in her leg after the dance, now Kanthimathi gets furious knowing that Kamakshi is her niece and takes Muthaiya along with her and also does not permit their wedding to happen. Now Kanthimathi realizes her mistake and unites with her brother, also she agrees for wedding between Muthaiya and Kamakshi. Chinnarasu accuses that Muthaiah and Kamakshi misbehaved in the temple and orders them to walk on fire in the temple to prove that they are pure, Muthaiya and Kamakshi successfully walk on fire while Chandrasekhar reveals Chinnarasus true identity infront of villagers. Chandrasekhar also pushes Chinnarasu on to the fire but is saved by Muthiya which makes Chinnarasu realize his mistake, the movie ends with Muthaiya and Kamakshi getting united. Kanaka, daughter of late actress Devika made her debut with this film. All the songs especially Maanguyile Poonguyile became famous and still remain as chartbusters till date, the song Ooru Vittu is based on Shanmugapriya Raga while Mariyamma is based on Mayamalavagowla Raga
3. 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
4. Goa (2010 film) – Goa is a 2010 Tamil language comedy film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, who with the project, directed his third film following two previous successes. The film explores their time in Goa, the people they meet ranging from gay hoteliers to suave casino owners, the film, which began pre-production work in August 2008, became highly anticipated before release due to the successes of the directors prior two films. The film released on 29 January 2010 to mostly mixed reviews, the film was remade in Kannada language using the same title and released in 2015. The plot begins in a village in Tamil Nadu named Pannaipuram. After being punished harshly, they attempt one last escape and succeed, the trio runs away to the town of Madurai, hoping to stay with Vinayakams friend Azhagar. On arriving at Azhagars place, they find him getting married to an American woman named Angelina Jolie, Azhagar tells them that he had met her in Goa and that they will spend their honeymoon in London. The three friends are inspired to travel to Goa, meet a woman there and marry her. Upon realizing that they have brought along a sacred golden jewel from their village temple and thus can never return, they pack their bags. At Goa, they meet a fellow Tamil named Jack who provides food and shelter, vinayakam falls in love with Roshini, a club singer, while Samikannu attempts to woo an American named Jessica Alba whom he had seen earlier at the wedding in Madurai. The three friends are given a makeover by Jack and Roshini, and they begin a new lifestyle in Goa, at this point, enters hotelier Danny, who is Jacks gay lover. Danny is attracted by Samikannus innocence and begins making advances toward him. This invokes the jealousy of Jack, who hires ninja-themed henchmen to beat up Samikannu, in an awkwardly heroic scene, Sami nullifies their attack. Ramarajans life takes a twist after he comes across Suhasini Fernando and they begin dating, and Ram learns that she is a wealthy entrepreneur who owns a luxury cruise ship named Casino Royale. The two eventually get married, and Ram gifts her the jewel from his village, which she locks in a secret room aboard her yacht. Ram learns that Suhasini is slightly neurotic, a fact revealed to him by her former husband Shakthi, the marriage takes a bitter turn, and Ram turns to his friends for help. Together they plan a mission and successfully retrieve the jewel. Vinay and Sami are successful in their romance, the three boys eventually return to their native village, along with Roshini, Jessica, Danny and Jack. There, a surprise awaits Ram, in the form of Nayantara, the epilogue takes place in Goa, showing Suhasini falling in love with Madhan Kumar
5. Ko (film) – Ko is a 2011 Indian Tamil political thriller film directed by K. V. Anand, starring Jiiva, Ajmal Ameer, Karthika Nair and Piaa Bajpai. The film was released on 22 April 2011 to mostly positive reviews and this movie was a blockbuster and had 175 days theatrical run. A sequel to the released on 13 May 2016 with a different crew and cast titled as Ko 2 directed by Sarath. Ashwin Kumar is a photojournalist working for the private newspaper Dina Anjal and he witnesses Naxalites robbing a local bank. He chases them and manages to click photos of the robbers, when he tries to escape, he is stopped by a young woman Renuka Renu who assumes he is the culprit and helps the robbers to take his camera. However, he is able to secure the memory card of the camera, the police catch him, and to prove that he is a press photographer, he shows the photos to them, who identify everyone except the gang leader. At his office, he again meets Renuka, who has joined as Article Editor. Saraswathi Saro also works in his office and has feelings for Ashwin, settled in her new job, Renuka writes a cover story about a politician Aalavandhan, describing his attempt to marry a minor. Enraged by this, Aalavandhan barges into the office and shouts at Renuka. The audio recording of her interview disappears, and she is fired from her job for falsified reporting, Ashwin later risks his life to capture the pictures of Aalavandhan who actually engages in child marriage in a temple at midnight. Later the story with the photos is printed in their newspaper and this makes Renuka to fall in love with Ashwin, Saro is initially jealous of the love between Ashwin and Renuka, but later accepts it and gets over Ashwin. Meanwhile, Vasanthan Perumal, a recent graduate and engineer who is Ashwins former college mate and he is contesting against more experienced politicians who capture the people by giving freebies and money. No one cares about Vasanthan and his team of graduates, who promise a healthy government to people, one night, Vasanthans party organises an election campaign meeting. Ashwin, photographing the event, receives a message from Saro that states there is a bomb underneath the stage where Vasanthan is speaking. Ashwin manages to save Vasanthan just before the bomb explodes, later, Ashwin finds Saro fatally wounded near the blast site. Saro struggles to tell something to Ashwin and Renuka before she dies, Ashwin, through a video clip recorded by another photographer, finds out that Saro was intentionally killed by someone. He later notices a resemblance between the leader of the robbery and this unknown killer, concluding that the Naxalite leader killed Saro. A few days later, Renuka notices that Vasanthans photo in their newspaper was cut from a class photo
6. Rajapattai – Rajapattai is a 2011 Tamil masala film directed by Suseenthiran based on a story by Seenu Vasan. Featuring Vikram and Deeksha Seth in the roles and music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The story revolves around the issue of land grabbing and how the protagonist becomes involved in it, the film was also dubbed into Telugu and was released as Veedinthe on 30 December. Dubbed into Hindi as Main Hoon No.1 Dada Under Goldsmine Telefilms in 2016, Anal Murugan, a gym boy who dreams of becoming a successful villain in films, lives along with Shanmugham and his gym co-boys. Murugan eventually falls in love with Dharshini, the one-man army Murugan becomes the Dakshinamoorthy’s saviour as Ranganayaki and her men are after them. How Murugan single-handedly fights the powerful politician and brings them to light forms the rest of the story, Vikram as Anal Murugan Deeksha Seth as Dharshini K. However Vikrams commitment to Kanthaswamy and Raavanan resulted in the film eventually becoming shelved, reports emerged that the film would be titled Vendhan, but this was dismissed by the director. The director initially wanted to experiment with a new script but to use of the actors tight schedules he chose to use Seenus original script. The new title of the film, Rajapattai was eventually released in May 2011, a first press meet was held on 6 June 2011 with the entire crew being present. Kanakaratna Ramesh was to produce the film, however his teenage sons Pratish and Santosh were eventually revealed to be producers, launching their own banner named SP Creations. Suseenthiran disclosed that the film would be a full-fledged commercial masala film, with action, comedy and romance, by September 2011, reports confirmed that the film had been taken over by Prasad V. Potluris PVP Cinemas, after Ramesh faced financial restraints. Reports suggested that the film would depict the relationship between a grandfather, played by K. Vishwanath and his grandson played by Vikram. Vikram was revealed to play a stunt man who aspires to become a villain in the film industry. In March 2011, Deeksha Seth confirmed her presence in the film, for a parallel lead female role, Amala Paul was signed on, but was forced to pull out due to schedule problems. Sources reported that Mithra Kurian was then signed on for the film for her second big Tamil venture after Kaavalan, however, the reports turned out to be false. Pradeep Rawat, best known for his performance in Ghajini, was selected to play the main antagonist in the film, Suseenthiran also confirmed that he would rejoin with the Naan Mahaan Alla crew, with Yuvan Shankar Raja, R. Madhi and Mu. Kasi Viswanathan taking care of the music, cinematography and editing, filming began in June 2011, with the first schedule, during which filming was held in and around Chennai, lasting for 60 days. In August 2011, the first song was shot for five days in Mahabalipuram, with Vikram, Deeksha Seth and fifty back-up dancers participating
7. Sandakozhi – Sandakozhi is a 2005 Indian Tamil action film written and directed by N. Linguswamy and produced by Vikram Krishna under the banner of G K Film Corporation. The film stars Vishal, Meera Jasmine, Rajkiran and Lal in lead roles, whilst Suman Setty, Raja, Shanmugarajan, the films score and soundtrack are composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film released on 16 December 2005 to rave reviews and has one of the huge hits in 2005. The film was remade in Kannada as Vayuputra and it was also remade in Odia as Ganja Ladhei. It was declared a blockbuster at the box office and cult film for action film genre especially south indian cinemas, Balu visits his friend Karthik’s home in Chidambaram after completion of engineering. Balu meets Hema, Karthiks sister, and they develops an affection which transforms into love, Kasi is the local gangster in Chidambaram and the entire town fears for him. Balu on his way back to his place, sees Kasi chasing a man with a sickle, when Kasi was about to kill the man he was chasing, Balu interferes and stops Kasi. An angered Kasi immediately tries to attack Balu and to save himself, only then, Balu comes to know that the person he hit is none other than Kasi. To everyone’s surprise, Balu smashes Kasi in front of everyone, Kasi is furious and wants to take revenge on Balu. Kasi’s men trap Karthik’s father and get to know about Balu’s native place, Kasi sets goons to kill Balu, but Kasi gets shocked when he knows that Balu’s father is Durai, who is a powerful man in Madurai and it will be very difficult to attack them. Kasi leaves to Madurai and waits for the moment to kill Balu. Meanwhile Balu meets Hema and her family at a temple, hema’s father initially gets angry seeing Balu as he was responsible to bring trouble by hitting Kasi but later Balu convinces him. Both the families decide to get Balu and Hema married to each other, one day, Kasi tries to kill Balu but instead attacks Durai. Durai understands that Balu is being targeted and decides to protect him, thalaivasal Vijay is a local guy in Madurai who hates Durai and his family. He decides to help Kasi so that Durai can get killed, Kasi decides to bring in violence during a temple festival day and utilize that opportunity to kill Balu and Durai. But Balu saves his father and also fights Kasi, in the end, Balu hits Kasi badly and leaves the place challenging him to return if he still has guts to take revenge. The film gives scope for Meera and Vishal to dominate the first, for Vishal its his second release after Chellamey, and for director Lingusamy its his fourth film after Anandam, Run and Ji. Title is named after the song from Aayutha Ezhuthu which also featured Meera Jasmine, playing the villain in the film is popular Malayalam actor and producer Lal, whod played a dual role in the Vijaykanth-starrer Engal Anna
8. Thoonga Nagaram – The film, produced by Dhayanidhi Alagiris Cloud Nine Movies, was shot entirely in Madurai, the city where the story takes place and which the title refers to. It was released on 4 February 2011 to relatively positive reviews, a group of four friends live lives in their own way in Madurai. They are callous youth, who go hammer and tongs to make ends meet. Vimal, a wedding videographer comes across his childhood friend Anjali, however, one event changes the course of their life. Vimal bashes a youth for taking obscene video clippings of a girl, the youth’s father finds out the men behind the attack on his son. He hatches a conspiracy and ensures that the friends themselves turn foes for each other, in the meantime, it’s time for Vimal to tie the knot with Anjali. Did the baddie succeed in his mission is the crux of the story, Vimal as Kannan Bharani as Ayyavu Gaurav Narayanan as Rajamani Nishanth as Mariappan Anjali as Radha and also known as Theru Trisha V. N. com. The soundtrack consists of seven tracks including one number from Penn tuned by Sundar C. It was released by Think Music and the launch took place on 5 January 2011 at Sathyam Cinemas. Directors Sasikumar, KV Anand, Samuthirakani, Gautham Menon, Lingusamy, Ameer, KS Ravikumar, thoonga Nagaram at the Internet Movie Database
9. Ustad Hotel – Ustad Hotel is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Anwar Rasheed, written by Anjali Menon and produced by Listin Stephen under the banner of Magic Frames. The films distribution was handled by Central Pictures, the film is about a young man named Faizal, known as Faizi, who studies in Switzerland as a chef against his fathers wishes. When this matter comes to light, the father snatches away his passport to prevent him taking up his new job in UK. As the relation between father and son deteriorates, Faizi is forced to work as a cook in a restaurant at Kozhikode run by his grandfather Karim till he can plan something alternate. A strong bond develops between Karim, an elderly Sufi Muslim, and his grandson who over the course of the story, learns about servitude. He eventually decides to work permanently in the restaurant, the film goes beyond its fun-filled moments to discuss issues of poverty, under-privilege and tensions between rich and poor in India. Food and its role in basic sustenance and bonding between people, becomes a character in the film. Ustad Hotel was released on 13 July 2012, the film won three National Film Awards, for Best Popular Film, Anjali Menon won the award for Best Dialogues and Thilakan got a Special Mention. Abdul Razaq and Fareeda, a Muslim couple in Kerala, are expecting their first child, Razaq wants the child to be a boy, and wants to name the child Faizal and call him Faizi, but to his disappointment, the child is a girl. Fareeda gives birth continuously to three girls, which irritates Abdul Razaq, who migrates to Dubai. Finally, Fareeda gives birth to a boy, but because of her continuous deliveries, Fareeda becomes ill, Abdul Razaq takes his five children to Dubai. Faizi is looked after by his sisters whom he affectionately calls Ithathas & Company, as Faizi grows up, his sisters get married one by one, and his father marries for a second time. Faizi hopes to be a chef, much against his fathers aspirations and this shatters Razaqs dream of opening a five-star hotel in his home town Kozhikode and costs Faizi a marriage proposal from a wealthy family. Razaq had wanted Faizi to marry a friend and business tycoons daughter Shahana. In anger, Faizi travels to Kozhikode to join his grandfather, Kareem has been managing Ustad Hotel for the last 35 years. Faizi stays in Kozhikode longer than he had anticipated, during his stay with his grandfather, Faizi gets involved in the daily activities of Ustad Hotel. He also strikes a friendship with the members of the band Kallumakkayees, a five-star hotel named Beach Bay next door wants to acquire the land on which Ustad Hotel stands. Kareem having incurred lakhs in debt was at the mercy of his bank which was conspiring to seize the restaurant, Faizi tells the owner of the five-star hotel that he will not allow him to take over Ustad Hotels property
10. Ghilli – Ghilli is a 2004 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Dharani and produced by A. M. Rathnam under the production company Sri Surya Movies. The film features Vijay and Trisha in lead roles with Ashish Vidyarthi, Dhamu, Prakash Raj, Mayilsamy, the film is a remake of Telugu film Okkadu. The soundtrack album and background score were composed by Vidyasagar, cinematography was handled by Gopinath and editing was done by V. T. Vijayan. Dialogues for the film were written by Bharathan, the plot revolves around an aspiring Kabaddi player who saves a girl from a murderous factionalist leader who wants to marry her. It was released on 17 April 2004, Velu alias Ghilli, is a state-level kabaddi player who is the son of Chennais Assistant Commissioner of Police Sivasubramanian. Sivasubramanian is not fond of his son, constantly chiding him for his lack of interest in studies and his love for kabaddi. In contrast, his mother dotes on him and his younger sister Bhuvana, a sharp and inquisitive schoolgirl, constantly gets Velu into trouble with their father, but nevertheless adores him. Meanwhile in Madurai, there is a ruthless factionalist leader Muthupandi, Muthupandi kills Dhanalakshmis elder brother as he rejects his offer to marry her. Then Dhanalakshmi’s younger brother is killed by Muthupandi when he tries to avenge his brothers murder. Muthupandi catches her when she starts fleeing because by coincidence she gets one of the lorries owned by him. At this juncture, Velu, who is in Madurai to play in a tournament, rescues Dhanalakshmi. Velu takes Dhanalakshmi to his house and hides her in his room, when Sivasubramanian discovers that it is his own son who did the crime, Velu and Dhanalakshmi run away and hide in the lighthouse. Dhanalakshmi has by now fallen in love with Velu, and has been accepted by Velus mother and sister, Sivasubramanian, enraged that his son is a wanted criminal and yet is playing in a kabaddi match, goes to the stadium to arrest Velu. By now, Velu too has fallen in love with Dhanalakshmi and begins to miss her, Velus lack of focus in the game is replaced by his best on seeing Dhanalakshmi, winning Tamil Nadu the championship. After winning the championship, Velu is arrested by his father, but is stopped by Muthupandi. Velu defeats Muthupandi and embraces Dhanalakshmi, but when Muthupandi regains consciousness and tries to kill Velu, he falls on a floodlight. K. M. Rathnam to purchase the rights of the film. Dharani was finalized as the director, whose previous film Dhool under Rathnams production had been a financial success, later Trisha Krishnan was confirmed to play the female lead, while Prakash Raj was signed on to reprise the villains character from the original