Tamil Movie Review

Appa Tamil Movie Review

Appa Tamil Movie Review

Lessons of life

Appa Tamil Movie Review


Dhayalan (Samuthirakani) is principled, yet friendly, father who believes that scoring high marks in studies is not the only way to achieve success in a child’s life.

He allows his son to think and act independently and takes all steps to unearth the hidden talents. He acts more as a guide and not as typical father we had seen or heard of.

Contrary to him is Singaperumal (Thambi Ramiah), who prefers dominating his child and takes all the decisions in his son’s life. Meanwhile there is Nadunilaiyan (Namo Narayana), who lives up to his name by being neither strict nor supportive to his child.

The rest of the film is all about how the lives of the three fathers and their children change due to the decisions and ways they take and follow.


Appa can be viewed as a continuation of Sattai, Samuthirakani’s earlier film. After driving home few messages as a teacher in Sattai, the actor-director excels as father in Appa.

The way how we see our children may change if we watch Appa. Though certainn scenes are too preachy, Samuthirakani has ensured that the message he intended to deliver is delivered.

Thambi Ramaiah lends credibility to his role, while the young artistes who had acted as the children of Samuthirakani, Thambi Ramaiah and Namo Narayana have done well.

Ilayaraja’s background score is one of the biggest highlights of Appa. Cinematography and other departments are just adequate. If you are ready for preachy content for the sake of a nice message, Appa is for you.

Verdict: Above Average

Director: Samuthirakani
Music: Ilaiyaraaja
Cast: Samuthirakani, Thambi Ramaiah, Namo Narayana, J. Vignesh
Pro: Nikil Murugan