Thamizh Padam – Chronicles of Kollywood
‘Tamil Padam’, the first full-length spoof on Tamil cinema is ready at last. After kindling enough curiosity with promos, the final product will hit the screens soon.
Produced by Dayanidhi Alagiri for Cloud Nine Movies, the film is directed by C S Amudhan, an ad-filmmaker. It has ‘Mirchi’ Siva, Disha Pandey, ‘Vennira Aadai’ Murthy, Manobala and M S Bhaskar in lead roles.
“The movie is a celebration of Tamil cinema. We are not intended to hurt anyone. Enough care has been taken to ensure that the audience should have a hearty laugh while watching Tamil Padam,” says the young producer.
Echoing him is the director. He says: “I grew up watching movies. When I wanted to make a film on films, Dayanidhi readily came forward to produce it. The output is awesome.”
On the movie, he says, “Siva is playing a college student. The character names of ‘Venniradai’ Murthy, Manobala and M.S Bhaskar are Bharath, Siddharth and Nakul respectively. These veterans too are playing college goers.”
He adds: ‘Siva has imitated many top actors of Tamil film industry in his own way. When we were shooting a Bharatanatyam dance sequence, Siva’s performance literally made a classical dance exponent to leave the sets. However, without losing the spirit, Siva somehow managed to complete the scene well.”
On his part, Siva says, “Everything in the film from its posters, promotions to the songs and dialogues is an absolute lampoon which is sure to tickle the funny bones.”
Music composer Kannan has come up with some interesting songs in ‘Tamil Padam’, that provides joy and laughter to the listeners. A number ‘Oh Maga Zeeya…’ has popular words like Lalakku Dol Dapi Ma, Hasili Fisili, Nakku Mukka, Mukkabula, Randakka, Balelaka and many more filling the whole song with the sweet voices of Hariharan and Swetha Mohan.
Hopes are high on ‘Tamil Padam’ not just for those involved in the film but for movie-buffs too. Let’s hope the comedy caper tickle well the funny bones of the audience.
Thamizh Padam Music Review
Scoring music for an album that aims to make a spoof at the industry is no easy. But newcomer Kannan has taken the challenge well to deliver what his team had wanted him to do.
A man with decade long experience in scoring music for jingles, Kannan has come up with some interesting songs in ‘Thamizh Padam’, that provide joy and laughter to the listeners.
Produced by Why Not for Dayanidhi Alagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies, ‘Thamizh Padam’ directed by C S Amudhan features Siva, Disha Pandey, ‘Venniradai’ Murthy, M.S Baskar, Manobala and others.
It’s three cheers to Kannan who has amazed all with his splendid work.
1. Pacha Manja
Having said that this film is a spoonful of spoof, what else but can we expect a number loaded with parody. Not leaving out any colours, the lyricist Chandru has made some fun using colours with his lyrics. With peppy rap and racy interludes by Kannan, the song is interesting to listen to. Mukesh deserves a pat for giving life to the number with his voice.
2. O Maha Zeeya
Singer: Hariharan, Swetha Mohan
It is a song that aroused great curiosity even before the album was released. It was said that this number can neither be remixed in future nor can be sung again by Hariharan himself. Yes of course. Listen to the song and you will endorse it. A hilarious number with funny lyrics from several earlier numbers that topped the charts make up this song. Hariharan and Swetha sing it with utmost sincerity. You would laugh as u listen the song.
3. Kuthu Vilakku
Penned by debutant Thiyaru, the song is predominantly a racy number rendered by young Ujjaini. Amazing use of veena and other stringed instruments coupled with peppy beats, the song is interesting and hilarious. Kannan’s expertise in working for advertisement jingles seems to has come to the fore.
4. Oru Sooravali
Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
Supposedly a funny intro song. The vibrant voice of Shankar Mahadevan singing some rib tickling lyrics but with utmost seriousness is a treat. The racy beats and loud instruments make the number an interesting listening. Kudos to Kannan for the song.
5. Theme Music
A film that makes merry spoofing on cinema without hurting anyone’s intentions should carry a pleasant but sweet theme music. Kannan has proved his mettle here rendering a fusion of guitar, drums and other stringed instruments.
To sum it up, Kannan seems to have announced his arrival with a bang. All songs are noteworthy and interesting to listen to. Hope director Amudhan can film them at his best to make the right impact.