380th Madras Day Special – 10 movie names you ‘Google’ will reveal Chennai emblems

As Madras celebrates its 380 years of origin, we at Thandora Times bring you an exclusive look into 10 movies, which when Googled will actually bring up a clear picture about various places that are mostly emblems of this city.

1. Marina


Sivakarthikeyan’s debut film directed by Pandiraj has ‘Marina Beach’ as the major backdrops. It happens to be world’s second largest beach after Miami Beach. 


2. Chennai 600028


Till the release of this film, we weren’t actually clear about this pin code. Thanks to Venkat Prabhu for educating us that it’s area pin code of RA Puram.


3. Pudhupettai


Maybe, Selvaraghavan initially wanted to name the film as ‘Kasi Medu’, however didn’t get the permission. Pudhupettai is one of the most busiest places in Chennai, where the automobile garages will leave you puzzled as they have unexpected entries and exits, which a new visitor will be lost. 


4. Vanakkam Chennai


Chennai itself is a brand name and yes, Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi took us for an elite ride across the city.


5. Madras


The name itself has the factor and Pa. Ranjith actually tried capturing the lifestyle and issues involved in the North Chennai. 


6. Madharasapattinam


The ancient name of Chennai, where the contemporary dwellers got to see the beautiful unpolluted land, where the Coovum Rivers were clean and pure water with waterways being a heavenly ride and Washermanpet was lovable in visuals.


7. Vada Chennai


Vetrimaaran took us to the coastal areas of Madras during 80s and it had both bouquets and brickbats landing upon him for various reasons.


8. Kaaka Muttai


There might not be any area names mentioned in the title, but the film took us into the existing slum areas of Chennai, where it delved into the lives of two little brothers, who want to have Pizza.


9. Angaadi Theru


The raw and rustic reality! Hats off to Vasantha Balan. You walk into the showrooms of T Nagar and you’ll find those innocuous staffs out there.


10. Demonte Colony


This is one of the most searched place of Chennai in Google. It has a history, mystery and of course, now the hub of amateur short filmmakers.