Karthi (born Karthik Sivakumar on 25 May 1977) is an Indian film actor, who works in the Tamil film industry. The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering. Since he had always wanted to become a film director, he returned to India and joined Mani Ratnam as an assistant director. He was offered acting roles and made his acting debut in Paruthiveeran in 2007 as the titular character, a careless village rowdy, winning critical acclaim and several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and a Tamil Nadu State Film Award. His next role was that of a coolie in Aayirathil Oruvan (2010), a fantasy-adventure film directed by Selvaraghavan. He achieved consecutive commercial successes with his subsequent releases - Paiyaa (2010), Naan Mahaan Alla (2010) and Siruthai (2011), which established him in the Tamil film industry. Apart from his film career, Karthi has also been involved in social welfare activities, encouraging fans to do likewise through the "Makkal Nala Mandram", a social welfare club that he inaugurated. In 2011, he became a cause ambassador to promote awareness of lysosomal storage disease.
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Singers: Hariharasudhan, Meenkashi Iyer
The track is set on unique arrangements of percussions and instrumental fills that represent the kaleidoscope of many cultures and people of Madras. Santhosh Narayanan’s progressions do take a couple of listens to warm up, but the song does build up strongly as it ticks on with the anthemic chorus registering itself. The recurring rhythm has the much needed punch and Hariharasudhan performs with total gusto.
Singers: Gaana Bala
Lyrics: Gaana Bala
Santhosh Narayanan’s ability to produce ‘radio hits’ even while steering clear of mainstream trends are evidently on display in this track. The layering of distinct instruments over the synth pop presentation is expertly arranged. The usage of Spanish Ukulele in the interlude with modern techno sounds in background is a highlight of the composition as are the other instances where instrumental flair is provided room to shine. Gana Bala performs his usual best with poise and fearlessness.
Kaali Love Theme
Singers: Performed by The Studio Orchestra of Sydney
A well crafted western classical piece with a tune that could keep the listener pondering for long time arrives next. The composition is simplistic yet possessing an encompassing personality.
Singers: Dheekshitha, Shakthishree Gopalan
Lyrics: Uma Devi
The quality of the melody and arrangement does recall strains of Rahman. The role of the string section and the minimalistic backbeat too add to the similarities but Santhosh stamps his identity with the kazoo solos. Shakthisree is at her personal best yet again !
Singers: Pradeep Kumar
The lilting acoustic guitar provides a relaxing rhythm and the chord progression is exemplary, while the melody sounds like it could have been a product of the Cuckoo sessions. Pradeep Kumar too continues to impress with yet another stellar performance with his voice growing in confidence with each passing film. The scope for instrumentals to take the lead stays true to Santhosh’s signature sound.
Singers: Gaana Bala
Lyrics: Gaana Bala
Loosely based on Carnatic Raaga Keeravani- ,Gaana Bala in his deep voice is adept in bringing out the emotions of the composition. The percussions take a changeover in the interlude giving the unpretentious local atmosphere while the rawness of Santhosh’s approach continues all the way to the close, which comes after a bit of a stretch.
Madras Movie Pooja
Madras Exclusive Stills
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