Madharasapattinam Movie Review 
A fancy, touching film on love between a desi and para-desi, this film is a good entertainer. 
Depiction of love between the beautiful Amy and Masculine Parithi is excellent. Vijay has really handled it well. This is one film (like Ravanan) where I felt it was my money's worth.
The film takes us to those days and though the pan of the camera is constrained in what it covers to avoid catching up modernity, it is not obvious to average eye. It makes us love and long for the madarasa pattinam of those days with beautiful Cooum river flowing through (Thames of London!). 
The  comparison that director subtly makes between the British Rule and the Indian (mis)Rule in civic facilities and detoriation of values pains us a lot. The way we destroyed a river and converted it into a sewage canal reminds us how bad our rulers have been all these years.
While the parithi sticks to his love and remain a bachelor all through his life, Amy gets married and has a normal life is something that does not gel well. Amy just explains it away as 'fate'. It could have been avoided.
But that longing of parithi for Amy is what creates a pleasureful pain in us. Similarly if Amy also would have remained a spinster, their depth of love would have stood out. Though it may not be a practical one, idealism is what at times make a good entertainer.
In the end, we long to be in that Madrasa-pattinam for some more time with Amy and Parithi. We want to see more of their love, more of their friends, more of their people, more of the times and lives of people of those days.
Alas time would not allow. We land on the modern times unwillingly and film comes to an end.
Good job by everyone in the film including Director, actors, Art Director, Cinematographer et al.
As I came out, I thought 'Can we atleast get back Cooum, if not those people and times..?'



2011Vijay TV AwardsBest Costume DesignerDeepali Noor
Best Art DirectorSelva Kumar


2011Vijay AwardsBest Male SingerRoop Kumar Rathod for Pookal Pookum
Best Female SingerHarini for Pookal Pookum
Best Music DirectorG. V. Prakash Kumar for Pookal Pookum
Best CinematographerNirav Shah
Best Debut Actor FemaleAmy Jackson
Best Film
Best DirectorA. L. Vijay
Best ActorArya
2011Mirchi Music AwardsBest Music DirectorG. V. Prakash Kumar for Pookal Pookum

Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1991) is a British model and film actress. Before starting her acting career, Jackson won the Miss Teen Worldcompetition in 2008 and went on to win Miss Liverpool in 2010 and was hotly tipped to be Miss England in 2010 but lost out to Jessica Linley. She later starred in the successful Tamil period-drama, Madrasapattinam in 2010, which won her plaudits for her role and launched her acting career.
Early life

Born in the Isle of Man to Alan and Marguerita Jackson, she has an elder sister Alicia. The family returned to their parents' home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years later so that her father could continue in his media career, where he is BBC Radio Merseyside's sports presenter. Jackson attended St. Edward's College, gaining 10 GCSEs, and then went on to Sixth Form to study English Language, English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics.

After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the Miss Teen World in 2008. Jackson won 18 prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $20,000 scholarship.[citation needed]
Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management and modelled all over Europe. This resulted in her acting debut in a Tamil film as the female lead in Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. Released on 9 July 2010, the film was a critical as well as commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance.

Films -

Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress
2011 Ek Deewana Tha Jessie Hindi Filming
2011 Vishwaroopam
Tamil Filming