Madhavan’s K.S.Ravikumar directed Ethiree was an average grosser and it was released last April. Since then Maddy has not faced the camera for any new Tamil films other than Thambi for three days.
His producers claim that Maddy has become too pricey and is demanding Rs 0ne Crore, which pushes the budget of the film from Rs 3 to 4 Crore. Hence his films are not viable for the producer and distributors are shying away.
Thambi with director Sriman is yet to find a producer so far though Cee TV has shown some interest. Susi Ganesan’s Karuppan also has Madhavan in the lead and that film has also no takers.
The latest we hear is that Priyasakhi, another film of Maddy directed by K.S.Adhyaman and produced by P.L.Thenappan is starting on December 15. However no one is willing to comment on when the shooting will start!
If Maddy has to get going he has to bring down his salary and make the project viable for the producer. He has to forget his ego and do more films as the gifted actor has a strong fan base.