Appa (U)
2 hr 2 mins
Rating: 6.6/10 from 127 users

Director,Story,Producer,Dialogue,,Screenplay : Samuthirakani
Director of Photography : Richard M. Nathan
Still Photographer : A R Murgun
Original Music Composer : Ilaiyaraaja
Sound Designer : C Sethu , Udhaya Kumar
Editor : A. L. Ramesh

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Appa Movie Box Office Collection

Opening Day collection ₹ 72.00 Lac
Opening Weekend Collection ₹ 2.11 Cr
Opening week collection ₹ 4.67 Cr
Overall Domestic Collection ₹ 8.77 Cr
Overall Overseas Collection N/A
Appa Life Time Total Box Office Collection ₹ 8.77 Cr

Appa Movie Critic Reviews

Social Entertainer Movie - India Glitz


What happens to the life of the sons of these three fathers is what the film is all about.Samuthirkanis Appa carries a lot of appreciable, relevant and much needed messages for the society about parenting or should we say fathering, the present education system, need to shift focus on other talents of children and not see them as mere mark scoring machines etc. The film also aptly raises an alarm against over emphasis on scoring high marks, growing demand for private schools, and certain boarding schools who are given a free hand to make students score good marks in exams.But are good messages coming out of good intentions enough to make an engaging film? Samuthirakanis previous film offered a fulfilling movie watching experience, had artistic touches, they were high on entertainment values apart from conveying messages. Appa is not entirely devoid of these elements but they have fallen short of a regular movie goers expectations.

Published by India Glitz on: 04-07-2016. Originally published here

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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

Published by Others on: 04-07-2016. Originally published here

Complete Message Galore - The Hindu


All of which is to say that I agree with the things Samuthirakani wants to say in his films. I even admire them. These things need to be said. But when is he going to make the leap from pamphleteer to filmmaker? Appa is like his earlier directorial outings Naadogigal, Nimirndhu Nil where the screenplay is just one message after another, each scene a problem-solving exercise that results in a nugget of wisdom. [Namma paiyana] indha samoogathai nesikkaravanaa uyarthanum.Appa enbadhu oru arpudhamana uravu.Appa is dedicated to Samuthirakanis thirai ulaga appa K. Balachander the music is by isaiyin appa, Ilayaraja and he seems to have imbibed only the preachy aspects of the great director, regrettably evident in his latter-day films. Among the kids Dayalan mentors is a Muslim (she wants to study agriculture and help farmers), a Dalit (she brings about an inter-caste relationship), a boy whose growth is stunted (he follows his dreams and proves that its not the size of the person that matters but the size of his spirit).But Balachander was also interested in the complexities of relationships. He would have never written Dayalans wife as a one-note shrew who needs to be punished simply because she wants their son to be like the other kids. She wants the child to go to playschool. Dayalan says thats the refuge of lazy parents who dont want to spend time with their kids. She screams and slices her hand with a knife. Dayalan caves in.

Published by The Hindu on: 04-07-2016. Originally published here

Gutsy Uncompromising Movie - Behindwoods


Appa is more or less on the same lines as Sattai but this one has been made without any commercial compromises. Dhayalan and Singamperumal are the two lead characters that you find in Sattai enacted by Samuthirakani and Thambi Ramaiah. And the battle between them in Sattai was a highlight. Now Samuthirakani has brought back life to both these characters in Appa, but the difference here is they battle as parents and not as teachers. Through these two characters, Samuthirakani establishes how a father should and should not be.Samuthirakani plays the lovable encouraging father while Thambi Ramaiah is seen as a strict parent who wants his kid to be perfect in every aspect. Appa is a film that talks about the childhood days of 5 children from different families. Apart from the social message content, Appa also talks about a tiny teenage love portion which however is not given any prominence. It could have either been avoided or established properly. All the kids have done a pretty good job. Samuthirakanis wife character is not so much in sync with the film. Her role is illustrated as an arrogant over-desirous woman, but neither her pre or post transformation phase are portrayed clearly.

Published by Behindwoods on: 04-07-2016. Originally published here

அப்பா தமிழ் விமர்சனம்


இன்றைய மாணவர்கள் தேர்வில் வெற்றிபெற முடியாமல் போனால் தற்கொலை செய்வது, கல்வி மட்டும்தான் வாழ்க்கை என்று வளர்க்கும் பெற்றோர்கள், தங்கள் கனவுகளை குழந்தைகள் மீது திணிக்கும் செயல்களினால் குழந்தைகள் வாழ்க்கையில் எந்தமாதிரியான துன்பங்களுக்கு ஆளாகிறார்கள் என்பதை இப்படத்தில் அப்பட்டமாக காட்சிப்படுத்தி சமூக அக்கறையுள்ள இயக்குனர், தயாரிப்பாளர், நடிகர் என வெற்றிநடை போடுகிறார் சமுத்திரக்கனி. இவரது வசனங்கள் படத்திற்கு மேலும் பலம் சேர்த்திருக்கிறது. சமுத்திரக்கனி, பொறுப்பான தந்தையாக படத்தில் ஜொலித்திருக்கிறார். இவர் மகனை மட்டுமல்லாது மகனின் நண்பர்களுக்கும் உதவும் தந்தையாக அனைவரையும் கவர்கிறார். தன் மகனை தொலைத்து தவிப்பது, தன் மனைவியை எண்ணி வருந்துவது என நடிப்பில் அசத்தியிருக்கிறார்.தம்பிராமையா கிடா மீசையோடு கண்டிப்பான தந்தையாக படம் முழுக்க வலம் வருகிறார். இவருடைய கதாபாத்திரம் அனைவரையும் கோபத்திற்கு ஆளாக்கினாலும், இறுதியில், அந்த கதாபாத்திரத்தின் தன்மை அனுதாபத்தை பெற்றுவிடுகிறது. தனது அனுபவ நடிப்பால் ரசிகர்களிடம் கைதட்டல் பெறுகிறார் தம்பி ராமையா. நமோ நாராயணாவுக்கு சிறு கதாபாத்திரம் என்றாலும் தனது கதாபாத்திரத்தை சிறப்பாக செய்திருக்கிறார்.குழந்தை நட்சத்திரங்களான விக்னேஷ், ராகவ், யுவலட்சுமி, கேப்ரில்லா, நாசத், என அனைவரையும் சமுத்திரக்கனி திறம்பட திரையில் மின்ன வைத்திருக்கிறார். அனைவருடைய நடிப்பும் ரசிக்கும்படியாக இருக்கிறது. குறிப்பாக, நாசத் அனைவர் மனதிலும் பதியும்படியான நடிப்பை வெளிப்படுத்தியிருக்கிறான்.இளையராஜாவின் பின்னணி இசை படத்தை தூக்கி நிறுத்தியிருக்கிறது. ஒரேயோரு பாடல் மட்டுமே இருந்தாலும் மனதில் எளிதாக பதிகிறது. ரிச்சர்ட் எம் நாதனின் ஒளிப்பதிவும் படத்திற்கு பக்கபலமாக இருக்கிறது..

Published by Others on: 01-07-2016. Originally published here

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Appa Story & Synopsis

Appa is about how a responsible father named Dhayalan (Samuthirakani) raises his son Vetri (J Vignesh) into a responsible youth, with unconventional ideas. Dhayalan refuses to conform to social expectations on how he ought to raise his son and does everything even to the contempt of his wife, who gets estranged from him. Dhayalan enrolls his son in a government school, transferring him from a private school that he finds is only willing to exploit the children. In a parallel sequence, Singamperumal (Thambi Ramaiah) does the opposite of what Dhayalan does for his son. He insists that succeeding in academic education is the only goal in life. Meanwhile, Dhayalan addresses even his son teenage infatuation and helps him get through it. What become of Dhayalan s son Vetri and his four other friends is narrated in a melodramatic yet message-ridden series of events.

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Best Social film
Award : SpicyTamil in 2016
Movie : Appa
Year : 2016

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appa film is very super and the good concept in the society. i feel same this moment

subash, kallakurichi on 01-08-2016

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A drama film directed by P Samuthirakani, starring P Samuthirakani in the lead role. Appa Release Date is 01-07-2016