Madrasapattinam is a 2010 Indian Tamil period drama film that stars Arya and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, whilst, actors Nasser and Cochin Hanifa play other prominent roles. Directed by A. L. Vijay, who earlier directed movies like Kireedam (2007) and Poi Solla Porom (2008), the film released on July 9, 2010 with positive reviews.
The movie begins as an old English woman Amy Wilkinson (Amy Jackson) almost at her death bed in London, wants to come down to Chennai in search of a young man Parithi (Arya) whom she last saw on 15 August, 1947.
Almost 60 years from then, she is clueless as she has just a picture of Parithi, which was taken then. The search begins. There are scenes where she recalls her past. It is revealed that Parithi was a valorous dhobi in Madarasapattinam. He revolts against the British officials for they plan to construct a golf course in their dhobikhana.
Comes Amy, daughter of Madras Presidency Governor, and she develops an affinity towards Parithi. She is friendly and helpful. Sequence of events leaves romance blossoming between them. Parithi calls her affectionately as Duraiamma.
Even as they face trouble from the angry White officials, comes 15 August 1947 which brings freedom to India. Duraiamma is now forced to go back to England. Parithi runs from pillar to post and fights to hold his sweetheart’s hands. But he couldn’t achieve his mission. Cut to present, Duraiamma is back in search of Parithi. Did she realise her mission forms the climax.
The movie has wonderfully picturesqued madraspatnam, the principality of the then Madras state. The picturesque of the boat ride on the Buckingham canal, which is today a bemire water way was extraordinary. Buckingham canal carried boats as till 1985.
- Arya as ElamParithi
- Amy Jackson as Amy Wilkinson
- Nassar as Ayyakanu
- Cochin Hanifa as Nambi
- Lisa Lazarus as Amy’s Granddaughter
- M. S. Bhaskar
- Alexx O’Nell as Robert Ellis
- Carole Trungmar as Aged Amy Wilkinson
- M.R. Kishore Kumar as Telugu Renga
- Omar Lateef
- N.L. Srinivasan as Karna
- Satish as Pacha
Harini, Roop Kumar Rathod, Andrea Jeremiah, Vaama Duraiyamma
Udit Narayan, V.M.C. Haneefa, Amy Jackson
Feel Of Love
Saindhavi, Sonu Nigam
Hariharan, Zia, Augustin Choir
The Dance Theme Of Madharasapattinam