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Discussions on R.Madhavan

Topic started by Wibha on Thu Mar 22 21:04:31 2007.

Mani Ratnam chose Madhavan again with Simran Bagga in the critically acclaimed blockbuster, Kannathil Muthamittal, which explored the views of an adopted child affected in war-torn Sri Lanka. The film's lead cast was praised by critics and won several awards at the Indian National Film Awards. He then had a second attempt at Bollywood with the multi-starrer, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, but once again his Hindi film flopped. His next project, Anbe Sivam with Kamal Haasan did well at the box-office. It was labelled by many as one of the finest films made and his co-star, Kamal Haasan received particular praise for his infamous portrayal of a street campaigner.

R. Madhavan's following film projects such as Vikraman's Priyamana Thozhi with Jyothika Saravanan, Saran's Jay Jay with Pooja Umashankar, Reema Sen and Nisha Kothari and K. S. Ravikumar's Aethiree with Sadha and Kanika Subramaniam, didn't receive good reports by critics and were average-grossers at the box-office demoting Madhavan's prestige in the industry. Madhavan was criticized for ignoring the stories of the films and just playing the lead role in them. Even though Priyamana Thozhi was directed by National Award winner, Vikraman, the film received a poor opening and the film lost out. The film told the story of two friends who were mistaken for lovers. Jay Jay, directed by Saran in which he was paired with then debutants, Pooja Umashankar and Nisha Kothari, only did average business. Aethiree directed by noted director, K. S. Ravikumar opposite Sadha and Kanika despite being a musical hit flopped at the box-office. Madhavan then teamed up with Nassar to act in a English film entitled Nothing But Life which was played at various International Film Festivals around Asia, it released in India in 2005; however, Madhavan commented in October 2006 that it is a film he would like to forget.

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