There have been many movies in the past that were based on the northern part of Chennai city. But all of them invariably point to rowdyism or revolve around goons. But here comes a healthy exception to the rule, from director Ranjith of 'Attakathi' fame, with actor Karthi having completed their shooting for the film titled 'Madras', based on life in North Chennai.
The story is basically about the choice that one may have to make between life and crime, but is nothing like the usual rigmarole. This time, the focus is on the lives of people there and in fact, shooting has been carried out amidst the day-to-day life of people there. The team assures that this movie will be on an optimistic note. Out of the five tracks in the movie's album, two have been sung by Gaana Bala; but here's the twist - they are not in his usual style. Further, one of the five songs, penned by Kabilan, is said to be the prime focus in the film. Though the team would prefer to be called 'North Madras', as it is already taken by Vetrimaran for his project, they will continue to be referred as the crew of 'Madras'.