Ageing Like Fine Wine! R. Madhavan Turns 50, 5 Films Of Maddy Streaming On ZEE5

From Tanu Weds Manu Returns to Teen Patti, 5 films that will make you fall in love with Maddy all over again.

R Madhavan's growth as an actor has been phenomenal

A still of R.Madhvan
A still of R.Madhvan (Source: Online Portal)

Writer and film producer, Ranganathan Madhavan, who is better known as R Madhavan or rather Maddy, turns 50 today. Maddy, who has been making us go weak in knees since his first movie, rightly merits the tag of the most fascinating actor in the country. The actor may have had few ups and downs in his career, but still, R Madhavan has a dedicated fan base and manages to make our hearts race fast. Here are 5 Maddy films on Zee5 that will make you fall in love with him all over again!

1. Tanu Weds Manu Returns

The film was a direct sequel to the 2011 hit Tanu Weds Manu. Four years into their marriage, Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu (Madhavan) are facing a hard patch in their relationship. They are always bickering and even couple counseling doesn’t seem to work. It seems that divorce is the only solution. Manu meets Datto (Kangana again) a Haryanvi athlete at this moment and falls for her at first sight. She too gets smitten by him and is inclined to get married to him despite knowing he’s already married. Tanu lands in between them at this time to save her marriage and what happens is a volatile roller coaster ride filled with laughter. Madhavan’s illustration of a much-married doctor who realizes he’s got a second chance on romance was much adored

2. Vikram Vedha

The film is inspired by Baital Pachisi. The ghost-like being Baital presented immaculately vague questions to King Vikramaditya, each of which could arise in more than one answer. In the film, gangster Vedha (Vijay Sethupathi) tells a story to the credible inspector Vikram (Madhavan) each duration they meet. The stories offer inklings as to why Vedha was compelled to do specific things and makes Vikram comprehend that there is more to the underbelly than convenes the eyes. He begins to discern that most of his colleagues are unethical and are under the payroll of the mafia. And that while Vedha might be a gangster, he is also a man of his word, unlike his colleagues, who don’t seem to have a moral compass. Both Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi were praised for their spectacular performances. Madhavan won the Filmfare Best Actor Critics Award for his performance.

3. Teen Patti

The film is a jittery thriller that’s not only done with loads of technique and sentiment, it also showcases a fine ensemble cast of youngsters who represent the edginess of today’s youth. It stars, Amitabh Bachchan, Madhavan, and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. R Madhvan steals the thunder in this beautiful film by Leena Yaadav. This film also features Ben Kingsley. This film revolves around Perci Trachtenberg (Ben Kingsley), a great mathematician, meets Venkat (Amitabh Bachchan), a genius, who recounts how his redefining theory on probability gets him embroiled in the greed and desperation of gambling. This thrilling film will definitely keep you at the edge of your seats.

4. Jodi Breakers

This quirky films stars R. Madhvan and Bipasha Basu and is an interesting take on the aftermath of marriages. Sid (R. Madhvan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu) take on tasks of splitting married couples who are trapped in a disappointed marriage. All hell breaks loose when they unknowingly wreck the vitality of a happily married couple. Watch this joyride only on ZEE5.

5. Ananda Punnakai

Roby Thomas (R.Madhvan), an orphan with a chaste heart and valuable persona, earns his profession by working as a barman in a casino in Las Vegas. But a disastrous occurrence prompts his latent suicidal thoughts. This films also stars Neha Pendse and is a cute and fun watch! You can watch Maddy in all his cuteness in this bilingual film.

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