The emerging directors of the Tamil film industry are rich in
ideas and the debutante director Vadivel, a former assistant of
Mysskin, has gone one step ahead in bringing his ideas into
practice. If the title Kallappadam is an indication of the
principle difference, the narrative style and the basic content too
seem different from what we have heard and seen until now.
The glorification of the folk art 'Koothu' is the theme of the
movie. The central characters in this film are a director,
cameraman, music director and the editor. After screen testing many
aspiring actors, the director and producer Anand Ponniraivan
arrived at an idea. The director decided to cast himself in the
director's role and going one step ahead convinced his cameraman
Sreerama Santhosh, an assistant of PC Sreeram to play the role of
the cameraman, music director K, the role of the music director and
editor Gaugin, the role of the editor.
"We were able to deliver the ideas we conceived because the
script was well within us and this will be evident in every frame.
We don't reflect the struggle, but the friendship between these
aspirants and the fun involved within. Lakshmi Priya plays the
female lead and director Mysskin has given a loud support by
singing a song 'Vellakara rani'," the director concludes with an
assurance that will go a long way in enhancing the reputation of