Appa - Movie Review

Appa - Movie Review
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  • Naadodigal Productions
  • Cast
  • Samuthirakani, Thambi Ramaiah, Namo Narayana
  • Direction
  • Samuthirakani
  • Music
  • Ilaiyaraaja
  • Photography
  • Richard M.Nathan

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Appa - A Must Watch Tribute to Fathers!


Recently few are seeing many Tamil movies coming with different subjects. Appa is one of its kind. The film is having a father son relationship and going by the film promos and posters, Appa is expected to be a drama film written, produced and directed by National Award Winning film maker Samuthirakani. Appa movie is a spiritual sequel to Saattai film that released in the year 2012. The film Appa features Samuthirakani himself in the lead role, with Thambi Ramaiah in a supporting role. Ilaiyaraaja has composed the music for the film.

The other characters of the movie are played by Thambi Ramaiah, Namo Narayana, J. Vignesh, Preethi, Gabriella, Yuvalakshmi. Samuthirakani and Thambi Ramaiah combination were already seen in Sattai. Though the film is considered to be a sequel to ‘Sattai’, Samuthirakani has said they have carefully avoided classroom scenes in order to eliminate the deja vu feel.


The film revolves around three children and their fathers representing three different types.

Samuthirakani, who plays the leading role, plays the role of a father who identifies his son’s hidden talent and encourages him towards developing it. He is one of the three fathers who will be seen in the movie along with their three sons. The second father decides the life of his son even before he is born while the third one tells his son to stay low and live a life without any ambitions, expectations, and complications. In the story flow, it just resembles how parents bring up their children and its consequences on their lives and future.

In short ‘Appa’ will tell us the importance of a father in the growth of a child with these three characters and Samuthirakani has written the script based on some real life incidents. Going by the filmmaker’s words we can also expect some relevant and powerful messages regarding the education system and parenting.


Call it a brave attempt at good cinema. All the drama in the film unfolds from human emotions. Samuthirakani dominates the show and his powerful performance is the hallmark of this enterprise. He succeeds not just as an actor here but also a filmmaker.

The screenplay is brisk and throws light on the need to bring up a child with moral values rather than just getting grades. Thambi Ramiah excels. He brings out right emotions as an agoinising father while Namo Narayana is an apt choice.

The cast also includes Vinodhini, Preethi, Vela Ramamurthy, Vignesh and Raghav. And watch out for a cameo by actor-director Sasikumar towards the climax.

Ilayaraja's music is movie's major strength. The background score adds value to human emotions portrayed on big screen.







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Verdict : A Must Watch Tribute to Fathers!

Stars : 4/5

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