Kallapadam Movie Review
Cast: J Vadivel, Sriirama Santosh, Gaugin, Lakshmi Priya, Jishnu, Narein, Singampuli
Director: J Vadivel
Music Director: Krishna Kumar
Cinematographer: S. Sriirama Santosh
Kallapadam is about cinema in cinema.
Kallapadam speaks four youngsters and their dreams to make it big on silver screen. The four are editor, director, music director and a cinematographer respectively. They come together and make it big after facing many hurdles and hiccups.
Vadivel and his friends have been struggling big time to crack the code to create their pet project for three years. At a point, Vadivel decided to indulge in a heist to produce his dream movie and convince his friends as well to involve in the con job.
On the other hand, Lakshmi Priya, a star, who had heydays in the cinema is forced to be a keep for ‘Aadukalam’ Narein, a big shot producer in the industry. Lakshmi Priya decides to loot a lump sum from ‘Narein’ and so does Vadivel and his friends, because, Narain rejects Vadivel’s script once.
Which team wins the rat race to loot the money from Narein and whether Vadivel succeeds in producing the film, which he loves the most forms the rest of the story. Vadivel has presented an engaging screenplay with some intelligent twists. Singam Puli, Narein, Senthil, and the Inspector have given their best and fits like a glove to the movie’s proceedings.
The dialogues deserve a special mention, ‘Inga yaaru epdi jeichaanganu mukkiyal illa.. jeikaradhu mattum daan mukkiyam’.. ‘Avan avan Hollywood padam, Korean padam nu suttu padam edukaranga, naama verum idea va daane da sudrom’ are destined to get huge claps.
The director’s effort to throw some light on the dying art ‘Koothu’ is laudable and he cleverly made use of a song to narrate the meta cinema portions in the second half. The movie has lighter moments and Vadivel has ensured no interest lost anywhere.
K does a splendid show. His performance is good. The rest of the cast including Vadivel are good. Kallapadam has enough in it and there are moments to keep audience glued to their seats. A shrewd screenplay and interesting turn of events make it a movie to cherish.