These films tell you why Maddy fans are crazy about him

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In Vikram Vedha which has been wowing critics and movie buffs alike, Madhavan shows off a great new look and place a tough cop. Once he was the chocolate boy of Kollywood. We rewind to some of the actor’s best films.

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Irudhi Sutru

In this film about sports, an uncommon genre in Tamil cinema Madhavan plays a boxer who returns from hibernation to make a winner out of an underprivileged girl. He sported a different look and displayed the anger and frustration of a man whose boxing career was snuffed out by the system.

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Kannathil Muthamittal

This Mani Ratnam film set against the backdrop of the ethnic violence in Sri Lanka saw Madhavan play a writer who adopts a little girl. His portrayal of the father’s role was brilliant in a film that is acclaimed as one of Mani Ratnam’s best.

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Anbe Sivam

Madhavan teamed up with Kamal Haasan in this film that explored the themes of communism, atheism and the religion of love. The actor’s role at the beginning of the film is of a callous, obnoxious young man who is transformed by the philosophies of the Kamal character.

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Alai Paayuthe

This was another Mani Ratnam film that is evergreen. Madhavan played the romantic hero with Shalini cast opposite him. With lovely music and amazing chemistry between the lead stars, the film is one of Madhavan’s best.

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Minnale

One of Madhavan’s early films, this one saw him play the quintessential romantic hero. Reema Sen was cast opposite him and the film is still watchable, especially for its hit songs such as Vaseegara.