Madras, the name of a city which spells many emotions and provides a sense of nostalgia among several people. It also gives the term Madras ‘baashai’, which loosely translates to the colloquial Madras slang. And the film justifies this with much local baashai to it. And what a film this is! It gives us a slice of North Madras in the form of a jaw-dropping, heart-racing and nail-biting hardcore action-drama that’ll have you applauding with whistles galore! And this is from director Pa. Ranjith who confidently delivers this wonderful film.
The musical score by Santosh Narayan is remarkable, and helps lift the mood of the film. The haunting background score that rings in when the camera slowly pans across the area and slowly focuses on the huge wall art that carries the picture of a the ex-politician is especially notable. The film captures the local milieu of the north Madras area and the impact is menacing. So much so, that you are drawn into it. If there is a weak link in the film, it is the length and a long track between Kaali and his girlfriend. But no one is really complaining.
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