[106] A critic from The Hindu stated that he was "quietly effective", while a reviewer from Behindwoods.com wrote that Madhavan gives his "best performance" and is "excellent" at depicting his "characterization from being subtle to being outright effervescent". [15] During his stint in Bombay, he opted to create a portfolio and submit it to a modelling agency in order to gain more income to set up an office. [189] He later made a comeback, earlier than anticipated, after director Linguswamy convinced him to work on Vettai. 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[52] Similarly, a critic from Indiaglitz.com stated "Madhavan's daring decision to play a negative character, who gets beaten up black and blue at the end, putting his 'hero' image in peril, has paid off, as he walks away with top honours", while a reviewer from Sify.com labelled him as "terrific". The film became a blockbuster and also received critical acclaim, with a reviewer citing that Madhavan acts with "extreme, believable sincerity" dubbing him as "truly a poster boy for India", whilst another claimed he performed "a weak role with élan". Gordon Ramsay's new London restaurant is selling a Rs 7k burger, How 'Made in India' drones could help revolutionise agriculture, health sector, Would love to be India wicketkeeper in next three World Cups: Rahul, Five video games that will make you sweat like crazy. [190] The actor later took an extended sabbatical from 2012 onwards to work on his fitness and get into shape for his role as a retired boxer in Irudhi Suttru. The film received widespread critical acclaim and went on to win six National Awards as well as over ten awards at various International Film Festivals. [34] Madhavan gained acclaim for his portrayal with a critic citing "he lived the role of the character he portrays", with the film seeing him move away from the romantic hero image for the first time into a more serious, performance-orientated role. Nishabdham, which stars Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan in the lead roles, has joined the list of films that have taken the OTT route as the fate of movie theatres remains uncertain. माधवन आहेत कॉलेजपासूनचे फ्रेंड्स, वाचा त्यांच्या मैत्रीविषयी", "get along with people who get along with my wife: Maddy", "The Hindu : It is the package that ultimately matters", "Tamil Nadu announces film awards for three years", "Movies: No regrets, No remakes: Priyadarshan", "Anbe Sivam – TOP 20 CULT MOVIES OF THE MILLENNIUM", "Chat with Surya and Madhavan on Ayudha Ezhuthu", "Ayutha Ezhuthu review. [184][185] He is closely associated with actor Kamal Haasan, after their appearance together in Anbe Sivam, and has revealed that he considers the actor as his inspiration. [128] He has also confirmed that he would work on Maara with debut filmmaker Dhilip Kumar, Nishabdham, directed by Hemant Madhukar and written by Kona Venkat, and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a biopic on rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan directed by himself. [119][120] Madhavan later revealed that he was initially sceptical of the web series format, but was "totally blown away" by the script of the series by Mayank Sharma and decided to accept to work on the project, despite his commitments for the shoot of Vikram Vedha. [32] However, the film belatedly gained popularity through screenings on television and subsequently developed a cult following amongst young audiences. [155] He has been a part of an AIDS awareness programme initiated by Richard Gere in India and helped advertise the A Time for Heroes campaign appearing in a short film. [167][168] Madhavan has also been active in keeping in contact with fans, maintaining a fan email account, a Facebook fan page and a Twitter account as well as being one of the first actors of Tamil films to turn blogger with entries in the year 2000. He also went through a body conditioning regime in Los Angeles prior to joining the film's set and learnt boxing to essay the role of a former boxer. Dhoni vs Kohli: Who has been more successful Down Under? Later, it was postponed to April, and the outbreak of the pandemic made a theatrical release impossible. R. Madhavan is an Indian actor known for his work in Tamil and Hindi films. [193] He also made an appearance for Chennai Rhinos in the 2011 Celebrity Cricket League, playing against Karnataka Bulldozers. [13][179] Sarita has worked as a costume designer in a few of Madhavan's films, most notably for Guru En Aalu (2009), when she worked along with Erum Ali, the wife of Madhavan's co-star, Abbas, for their respective husbands. [172], A gaming company, Paradox Studios Limited, launched a new game compatible with mobile phones in July 2006, with Madhavan as the lead character. However, the film failed to make an impact and went unnoticed at the box office. After being impressed with Sudha's script, he helped find the project producers in Tamil and chose to produce the film in Hindi alongside Sashikanth and Rajkumar Hirani. [151] In October 2010, he wrote a letter to the CEO of Kentucky Fried Chicken, on behalf of PETA, urging them to stop mistreatment of birds by the fast-food industry outlets and the killing of animals. [174] In 2007, prominent entrepreneur N. R. Narayana Murthy requested Madhavan to be his interviewer at the India-Singapore Exposition and Madhavan went on to claim that the experience was "unforgettable" as Murthy was an idol to him. Similarly Madhavan featured in a four-minute film produced by Agaram Foundation, Herova? After he lost out on the place, he began teaching courses on public speaking and personality development skills in Kolhapur and the satisfaction he gained through teaching, prompted him to pursue a post-graduation in public speaking at Kishinchand Chellaram College in Bombay. [53][54] In late 2004, Madhavan worked on Rajiv Anchal's English-Malayalam crossover film Nothing But Life (2005) and completed his work in a single schedule across Las Vegas and Albuquerque. Later, it was postponed to April, and the outbreak of the pandemic made a theatrical release impossible. 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