Watched the Tamil movie MADRAS. There is a welcome change amongst the Tamil audience to accept non formula films.After Jigardhanda it is now the turn of Madras to be accepted despite not sticking to a formula,no duets,no dance and fight sequences and by and large no make up. This is no art or award movie but still strikes the right chord sheerly due it's make and cast which is the best I have seen in recent times despite all except the hero being new faces.A special mention to the actor who has acted as hero's friend who gets killed,he outshines the hero. The debut heroine is astonishingly beautiful,you can watch the movie just for her sake,after all won't you watch a beautiful painting for 2 hours,more so if that walks and speaks Kudos to the director who didn't care if the movie would reach A centre or B centre or it could be watched by women or children and he made what he liked and made people like what he likes. You might feel very uncomfortable watching the claustrophobic North Madras ambience and dirty and uncombed people of the place but it grows on you as the film progresses and you start accepting since you realize thatyou see what is happening. The climax is quite unhappening and less dramatic,could have been better. 3 out of 5 stars.