Gang of Madras Movie Review
Kalaiyarasan ,Priyanka Ruth,Daniel Balaji,Bagavathi Perumal,Aadukalam Naren,Vijay Bharathamani,ASHOK.
VELU PRABHAKARAN. VIJAY(LALA) etc.
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY – C.V.KUMAR,DOP -KARTHIK K THILLAI,MUSIC (SONGS) – HARI D AFUSIA,MUSIC (OST) -SHYAMALANGAN ,MUSIC SUPERVISOR – SANTHOSH NARAYANAN ,EDITOR –
RADHAKRISHNAN DHANAPAL, ART – VIJAY ADHINATHAN & SIVA , ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY – HARI DINESH,SOUND DESIGN – THOMAS KURIAN ,CHOREOGRAPHER – SANDY, SPOKES PERSON – NIKIL ,EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- S.SIVAKUMAR ,PRODUCTION CONTROLLER – CHINNAMANUR K.SATHISH KUMAR, Production company – Fox Star Studios,CV Kumar Productions – Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures etc.
A woman who loses her husband in a police encounter plots to take revenge on the gangsters who had framed him. Gangs Of Madras opens with ‘The axe forgets but the tree remembers’, the African proverb that also mar ked the beginning of Sriram Raghavan’s revenge drama Badlapur. And much like in that film, we are introduced to a lovely couple whose life, filled with promise, is snatched away in a shootout. The survivor here happens to be the woman, who not only loses her man, but also the child that is in her womb as an aftermath of this tragedy. Like the Bride in Kill Bill (one of the films that director CV Kumar cites as an influence), this woman, Raiza is con sumed by vengeance. But unlike in the other two films, where the killers were gun for hires, the antagonists here are ruthless gangsters who are part of a global drug peddling network. And Gangs Of Madras turns into a reven ge movie that is set within the gangster movie format.
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Tamil cinema biggest concern right now is youngsters getting increasingly attracted to series on digital platforms (OTT). These web series have stories based on drug lords, narcotics, enforcement agencies, and are full of blood and gore. CV Kumar, who had made many gangster films as a producer, has made his second film as a director, Gangs of Madras on similar line. The film works to a large extent because of the riveting performance of its lead actor Priyanka Ruth.
Gangs of Madras is a very violent film as the story plays out like Kill Bill meets American Gangster, Rakta Cha ritra and Sarkar (Hindi). The film revolves around a lady who loses her husband in a police encounter shootout and now wants to take revenge on the gang that framed him. The ‘A’ certification that the film received is jus tified as the story is about revenge, drugs and gangsters. The film begins with the African proverb – “The axe forgets but the tree remembers”. We are introduced into the world of Jaya, a fiesty young woman who holds her own. As a child she attacked a boy who had bullied her in school. Later in college during a demonstration, she slapped a police officer who had slapped her boy friend Ibrahim (Ashok), without any provocation. Jaya’s cha racterisation is clear: will hit back if provoked. When there is parental opposition, she walks out of her house and marries her lover Ibrahim after converting to Islam and becomes Raziya (Priyanka Ruth).
Ibrahim works as a clerk in the office of Mohammad Rawthar (Velu Prabhakaran) and his sons Karim and Hus sain. They are ruthless drug dealers who control the cocaine trade in Madras supported by a drug cartel run by Lala, a businessman and a state minister. One of Rawthar’s son has an eye on Raziya and frames her husband Ibrahim, who is killed by the police in an encounter killing. Like Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, Raziya, who is also ne wly married, wants to avenge the murder of her husband. She contacts Rawthar’s bitter foe Boxy (Daniel Bal aji) in Mumbai, who trains her to be a killing machine and sends her back to Chennai. This is when the revenge spree starts.
Gangs of Madras is a stellar revenge story, and Priyanka Ruth (previously a TV actress) has done wonders with her part. Her expressive eyes and dialogue delivery make us root for Raziya. Watch out for a particular bit in the climax where she gets brutally kicked and smashed against a wall. The rest of the characters are not as well dev eloped, though Velu Prabhakaran as Rawthar is menacing. Cameraman Karthik’s red and green frames stu nn ingly capture the bloodbath in the film. Shyamalangan’s background score is in sync with the narra ti ve. Ho wever, the writing is predictable and some of the characters are not convincing. Overall, Gangs of Madras keeps you hooked, even though there are several violent scenes in the film.
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Written By- T.H.PRASAD -B4U-Ratting-3 /5