Tamil Padam is full-length spoof of Tamil films. We have earlier seen ‘Cho’ S. Ramaswamy, S.Ve. Shekhar, Goundamani, and Vivek making mockery of the clichéd formulae of commercial Tamil movies. Tamil Padam has tried to take the zenere to next level.
Amudhan has a handful of talented actors in Shiva, Disha Pandey, Murthy, Baskar and Muniyamma to send across the messages. He has taken the commercial movies to task at his will.
Look at these scenes:
1. A new-born baby utters actor Vijay’s ‘punch-dialogues’.
2. When a 10-year old asks his grandmother as to when would become old enough to fight injustice, she tells him to get on top of a cycle kept in a standing position. Even as the wheels roll on, the 10-yr old boy turns into a youth within seconds!
3. The youth kicks a baddie, who travels a good kilometer before coming to rest and fainting!
4. The hero becomes a billionaire within five minutes while a song is running in the background.
There are plenty of such scenes that make us laugh. The director hasn’t spared some super hit movies involving our superstars (‘Thalapathi’, ‘Baadsha’, ‘Apoorva Sagodharargal’, ‘Anniyan’, ‘Kakka Kakka’ ‘Sivaji’, ‘Mozhi’ etc). Tamil film’s stories, sentimental sequences as also the trend of hero appearing in the get-up of a college student though he’s past 30 and 40, have been ridiculed.
The film moves at a brisk pace with sequences imitating the Nattaamai style, the ‘eternal’ family song and the many unbelievable fight sequences. Simbu, Vijaya T. Rajendhar and K. Bhagyaraj too pass through Amudhan’s sharp and ridiculing dialogues. ‘O Magaseeya’ song, coined through meaningless words, is hard hitting on the trend of filling the songs with meaningless words in the name of catchy words!
However, the movie turns predictable after a point and many of the post interval portions are boring!
Shiva breezes through his character which ridicules almost every old and present hero in Tamil films! Dhisha looks cute. Nirav Shah’s cinematography is very well indeed.
Tamil Pdam has managed to make us laugh and also think about the way our films are made.