Masala Padam Plot:
Masala Padam has an interesting plot. The movie starts
off with an intention of teaching its audience the history of
cinema and how it has evolved over the years.
The rest of the film is actually a commercial flick as the title
suggests with enough comedy, romance and action to keep its viewers
But cloaked under all the commercialism is an earnest attempt by
the director to teach his audience the difficulties involved in
fabricating a film keeping the 'general audience' in mind.
The events that follows after a group of online reviewers are
challenged to come up with an entertaining script of their own by
avoiding all the 'cliches' forms the crux of this story.
Credible performances are delivered by Shiva whose depiction as
a common man looks natural and Bobby Simha who has breezed through
his character of a tough yet likeable goon.
Lakshmi Devy too deserves a mention as she plays an important
character which has been performed well. Other supporting actors
have done justices to their respective roles as well.
One thing that stands out throughout the film is its bold and
beautiful dialogues which serves as a major plus point. Laxman
Kumar's cinematography is solid and also refreshing.
Though the film has a crisp run time, second half is stretched
at places which exposes its editor Richard Kevin. Apart from that
the editor's work is quite decent.
Karthik Acharya's background score is impressive, having said
that, his songs do not deserve to be on a music lover's
Though director Laxman Kumar has come up with an interesting
plot that aims to entertain as well as expose an important fact,
his execution could've been much better.
With an interesting plot and decent screenplay Masala
Padam is an honest attempt. But it could've easily been a
better flick had it been executed with much more care.