Appa movie review and rating is here. Directed and Produced by Samuthirakani, Appa has its music scored by 'Isaignani' Ilaiyaraaja.
Samuthirakani had earlier said that the film has the potential to travel to every nook and corner of India. Is the movie worthy enough to be remade in 11 other languages, as claimed by the actor-filmmaker? Continue reading our review to know.
The movie is about three fathers with different mindsets and how that reflects on the way they raise their respective kids.
Samuthirakani is that cool dad, every child would love to be raised by. He understands that education alone cannot decide his son's success.
Freedom is something his son, played by Vignesh of Kaaka Muttai fame, befriends and is aided by his father to realize his own dreams.
Thambi Ramaiah on the other hand is the exact opposite. He is that typical father, who asks his son to focus only on education and wants him to fulfil the dreams of his father.
Namo Narayana, the third dad portrayed in the movie, is dispassionate about his son. He neither guides him to realize his dream, nor encourages him to focus on his studies.
How does these three styles of parenting affects the growth of their kids, is what forms the cruz of this story.
As expected, Samuthirakani has done what he does best. A neat, realistic performance is what you get from this experienced actor.
Thambi Ramaiah gets a meaty role and the seasoned player has made most use of it. His character will infuriate you in the beginning and then will make you empathize with it in the end. Such is his performance.
Namo Narayana too, has come up with a commendable act. Among the kids, Vignesh, Gabriella and Yuvalakshmi have outshone others.
Dialogues serve as both positives and negatives of Appa. While most of them are written well, which creates a social awareness on how to raise a child, some of them sounds preachy and irrelevant to today's lifestyle.
Cinematography by Richard M Nathan has made sure the film is visually appealing. Background score by Ilaiyaraaja is surprisingly a let down.
Though the film is packed with inspiring messages to parents, which gets melodramatic at times, a screenplay sans twists and turns might make it difficult for you to be completely engrossed.
Samuthirakani's intention to deliver a meaningful film is praiseworthy. But, we have already seen similar movies and Appa needs something special to stand out from the rest.