Thursday, March 05, 2009

Its a Mad Mad Mad March!

If Sify's release schedule for Tamil films in March is to be believed, fans of Madhavan have a lot to look forward to this month. The actor, after a relatively long break with no release in 2008, is back with a bang with three films slated to hit theaters this month. His lack of interest in confining himself to one genre and doing only 'safe' films is evident from the fact that two of his films are horror films and the other one is a romantic comedy.

First off the blocks is the bilingual Yaavarum Nalam(13B in Hindi) which is releasing tomorrow. While the very fact that it belongs to the horror genre, one of the neglected genres in Tamil cinema, is reason to rejoice, the film has further raised expectations since it is supposed to thrill and chill us without resorting to the usual cliches that one finds in horror films. The film has a pretty good soundtrack from Shankar-Ehsaan-Roy with the Sexy Mama... number being the best of the album. The trailer is also good, with some memorable images and scenes befitting a good horror film.

Second on Sify's list is Guru En Aalu, the remake of the old Shah Rukh Khan-Juhi Chawla hit, Yes Boss. The original was a light, candyfloss romance that forced SRK to choose between love and ambition as he fell for the same girl his boss fell for too. Guru En Aalu stars Mamta Mohandas as the love interest and Abbas as the boss. With direction by Selva, music by Srikanth Deva and the movie being marketed as a comedy, I don't have much hopes about this one and so it is the movie I'm looking forward to the least among the 3.

Finally, there's Naan AvaL Adhu, another horror film. This one was originally supposed to be a remake of the Hindi film Darling, with Fardeen Khan and Isha Deol. Darling tried to be a horror-comedy as Fardeen accidentally killed Isha and then began to be haunted by her unhappy ghost. But the script is supposed to have undergone some changes keeping Madhavan's image in mind. The Tamil version stars Shamita Shetty and Sadha alongside Madhavan and is directed by Kona Venkat, who is making his debut. Just the theme makes this one interesting.

If these 3 movies release as planned, March is definitely gonna be Maddy's month and his fans are gonna be a happy bunch. Let's hope that the box-office results of these movies keeps them smiling for a while.


At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i guess it will then by March "Maddy"ness! get it?


At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy seriously needs to lose weight..his double chin is apparent !

At 8:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey BB, no need to be an idiot, but I just wanted to share erm some info =D

Btw, he had Vaazhthukkal in 2008.

And he has four releases - his 'Sikandar' in Hindi releases on the 21st.

Naan aval Adhu ran into trouble hence the delay. Maddy stopped shooting, so the film was completed in a very hush hush chop and change way. Also, I've heard he hasn't dubbed for the film, so its externally done.


At 8:25 AM, Blogger D.E.V said...

Maddy Has done lots of guest roles in Hindi and no significant films to boast about in Hindi...None of his latest movies in hindi baring "13B" has him in the lead role. i think Maddy should concentrate more on tamil, as bollywood would never consider him a star. Kamalahasan despite doing many hindi films is still known as a south actor. Maddy should realize where he should really stick to.

At 12:36 PM, Blogger Hawkeye said...

endhaa saare, P. C Sreeram mention kaanum ?!?

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Pic.


At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

madhavan looks like a friendly baby pig. add the fact that he can't speak thamizh, he can't dance, etc what is wrong with us that this guy has fans.

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon@9.09 AM,

you are jealous!

At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jealous of what, i have no ambition to look like a baby pig.

honestly though, i wouldn't care about madhavan's porkiness if it weren't for the rest of what he lacked -- who cared about nagesh's scrawniness, when he could speak thamizh beautifully in senthamizh and several dialects, sing, dance, have flawless comic timing and gut-wrenching tragic sense.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...


I suppose one will be hit (Yaavarum Nalam), one a flop (Guru En Aalu) and other a mediocre run :-)

At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure Maddy will be disapoointed with the order of release.
Prin, I heard abt that as well.

Even if he is critically acclaimed for this, Guru En Aalu would make critics feel that his film slection policy is bad and with Naan Aval Adhu being the way it has turned out, he might be a sorry force in the future.

Anon - Maddy, a baby pig? haha. check him out in Alaipayuthey, arguably one of the best lookers Tamil cinema has ever seen. And plus he is now 39, and if you've seen the stills of him in 3 idiots or in teen patti you'd eat your words. The only other Indian actor who doesn't appear his age is Vikram =D

At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


don't talk abt the past. how does he look now? he is FAT ! Vikram looks aged..check out his latest stills.

At 11:03 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

SK, good one. wish I'd thot of it :)

anon, I agree :)

prin, oh yeah, 'Vaazhthukkal'. not sure why I blanked that one out. 'EnakkuL Oruvan' was the last movie I remembered.
all those things u mention are never good for a movie. so we'll see how 'Naan AvaL Adhu' turns out :)

skanda, yeah I agree :)

hawkeye, ignorance thanne saare :)

anon, wouldn't go as far as u but he could lose some weight :)

srivatsan, i hope atleast 1st part of ur prediction comes true :)

Rocky, so he looks better in '3 idiots'? thats good :)

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only other Indian actor who doesn't appear his age is Vikram =D

Congrats BB! Vikram is reading your Blog. You know What it means ;)

At 9:05 PM, Blogger Ram Pranavan said...

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At 9:07 PM, Blogger Ram Pranavan said...

If Maddy already stopped the release of "Naan Aval Adhu" once, can't he do it again?

It will be unfortunate if someone else dubs for him.

I thought he lost weight for Yaavarum Nalam. Because the shooting took a while, there would be scenes where he was a bit chubby.


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