Synopsis/Plot : Appa (English: Father) is an Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Samuthirakani. A spiritual sequel to Saattai (2012), the film features Samuthirakani himself in the lead role, with Thambi Ramaiah in a supporting role. Featuring music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.
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All message and no movie
I rolled my eyes, but the people around me clapped every time a moral instruction erupted from Dayalan's lips. Clearly, there's still an audience that, after a century of cinema, is only interested in what is being said, not how is only content, not form. That may be this filmy's biggest message.(more)
Source: BARADWAJ RANGAN, The Hindu
A gutsy uncompromising effort from Samuthirakani which however would test your patience to sit through!
The film does not carry any unwanted songs. It only has one song which too comes in as a montage. Ilayaraaja�s music is very functional and sounds pretty similar to his recent works. Richard Nathan�s camera angles are appealing. Appa has moments of greatness but because of its opinionated presentat...(more)
Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com
Some good lessons for fathers and all of us
As usual in Samuthirakani�s films, dialogue is one of the biggest pluses in this film too, but some of them sound like they would have been better if written as text rather than spoken by normal people.(more)
Source: IndiaGlitz , IndiaGlitz.com
Tries Too Hard To Be An Inspiring Tale!
Samuthirakani's intention to deliver a meaningful film is praiseworthy. But, we have already seen similar movies and Appa needs something special to stand out from the rest. (more)
Source: Avinash Gopinath, One India
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Source: Karthik, The Hindu
Appa is upgraded version of "Sattai" the only difference is Thambi Ramaiah is not a villain here, but still he was shown as a bad example of parenting. There are few good things that needs attention, like parent guidance to their children on opposite gender, parents encouragement to physically chall... (more)