Story revolves around a wall of housing board building North Madras, which is used for publicity by political party. When the party becomes two, ownership of this wall creates a major feud between them which often ends spilling blood at both ends. The story is also about the deep friendship between Kaali (Karthi) and Anbu (Kalaiarasan) who live in the area. Anbu is the youth leader of one the parties and is often used as a pawn by the leader of the party. When Anbu is targeted by the opposition Kaali is also dawn into the world of politics, revenge and deceit.
Director Ranjit gives us an original theme which engages the audience to end; he has also chosen a near perfect cast which helps him to achieve this. Karthi has given a good performance and played the character well, Kalaiarasan who plays Anbu has given wonderful performance who even dominates the screen in the majority of the first half. The only miscast was Catherin Teresa who play lead actress. She doesn’t look good with Karthi and is often showed with an ugly makeup throughout the film. Placement of songs makes the movie dragging, especially in the second half. The end also is very abrupt which makes the movie incomplete. Art direction and Camerawork are aesthetically done and makes the audience feel the essence of North Madras. Madras is worth a watch. I give it 5/10