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Masala Padam
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An Idea does not make a film

There are are a few such sparkles here and there. But the film as a whole does not hold you at any point. There is no sense of flow to the proceedings. One boring bit follows the other. This is the sort of film which probably lost it completely on translation to the screen. And this is a pity given ...(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


It is an interesting concept, but film errs in its execution

Shiva manages to tickle your funny bones with his usual deadpan dialogue delivery style. Bobby breezes through his goon act once again. Lakshmy Devy though looks though a bit matured, is quite adequate in her role. Technically all the departments like camera, editing and music are just functional. T...(more)

Source: Anupama Subramaniam, Deccan Chronicle


Good intent, lost in translation!

Masala Padam also has a positive side. It shows the harsh reality on how the film industry works today and what people actually expect from a film. It is nice to see that there is some effort that has gone behind the product which, however gets lost in due course. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Behindwoods.com


Scrappy, but some good light moments

Masala Padam has its moments, but it's too scrappy to amount to much. It keeps hinting at darker truths � say, that the movies are a part of us in ways we cannot fully understand (a sundal seller recites Vijay's "vaazhkai oru vattam" line from Thirumalai as though it were a mantra) � but it's the li...(more)

Source: Baradwaj Rangan, The Hindu


A unique attempt flawed by slow execution

The movie starts ambitiously and in the means to convey the emotional connect between the characters the execution goes tad slow juggling between characters and some dull music by Karthick still drags down the movie's intention. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, IndiaGlitz.com