Catch the riot of laughter in Thamizh Padam

When everybody was talking about Thamizh Padam, I couldn’t control myself from watching it. A nice and memorable spoof movie. The film plot parodies contemporary commercial films in Tamil cinema, mocking the stereotypical scenes.

The film starts with the spoof of the popular tamil film Karuththamma where Naattaamai (Ponnambalam) orders to kill a new born baby boy because they go to city, become a star and tell themselves that there are the next Chief Minister. If they don’t kill the baby, they will make them to watch Silambarasan’s movies a 100 times.

A person tries to kill the baby but the baby is saved by its grand mother (Paravai Muniyamma) who takes it to Chennai. I could not help myself from remembering Na Aana Is Des Meri Ladoo serial being aired in Colours channel.

The Baby then emerges as hero Siva (Shiva) who answers to the miseries faced by people around him, in a typically heroish manner. He always spends his time with his friends, Nakul (M.S.Bhaskar), Siddharth (Manobala) and Bharath (Venniraadai Moorthy).

Siva attacks some rowdies in a market who try to rape a girl and gives his intro by stretching his leg imitating from Chandramukhi. Gang leader Devaraj (Seenu), an imitation of Mammootty’s character in Dalapati, visits his assistants and discovers that they were attacked by Siva.

The next day, Siva visits Devaraj, who is dressed and speaks like Raghuvaran in Baasha. Siva shows him that he gets scared of his own friend, who is dressed and imitates Vikram in Kanthasamy. Devaraj runs away.

Then, Siva decides to kill Swarna, a lady rowdy, whom  he remembers by seeing the photo, like Surya in Ghajini.

Siva’s friend Siddharth tries to impress a girl by riding a cycle but falls down like Boys. Siddharth tells his friends that Siva met a girl at a bookshop and they tried to get the same book , Love and Love Only, but he realises that the girl is married, like Kadhalikku Mariyadhai. Not just that, I also felt that the scene is an imitation of Santoor advertisement.

Nakul’s father scolds him saying that the cigarette which he smokes, is the blood of his father, which reminds us of 7G Rainbow Colony.

She kidnaps a boy (Ayyappan) and tries to rape him when Siva comes to his rescue and makes Swarna slip on a banana peel and get killed.

Siva also falls in love with his classmate, Priya (Disha Pandey) and he first sees her on road where she fights a lady like in Mozhi, and Siva thinks love starts when the bell rings and lights sparkle.

He knows about her through her friend Sheela (Ammu) and tries first to reciprocate his love by telling I Love You in mike but does not tell similar to Mouna Raagam. She accepts his love because he performs Bharatanatyam and says that he had made a picture of her through the sweat and blood flowing on the floor through his body and ultimately creating a picture of a monkey which resembles Kadhalan.

Then, at a shopping mall, thugs of Priya’s father notice her with Siva and chase him through a subway which is an imitation of Run, though he outwits them by sticking a mole on his cheek.

Her father Kodeeswaran (Azhagu) is a politician and when he comes to know of her affair with Siva, he puts her under house arrest. She calls Siva on his mobile phone, which has Hutch ring tone and the Hutch dog follows him (remember Hutch advertisement?).

When her father questions him about his status as a person, Siva challenges him like Annamalai and becomes a millionaire within a 2.50 minute song and the father agrees for their marriage.

Then, Siva tries to kill Sankar (Delhi Ganesh) by doing some circus tricks which reminds us of Kamal’s Apoorva Sahodharargal. He tries to throw arrows on Sankar many times but doesn’t succeed. In the end, Sankar shoots himself with a gun.

Siva tries to kill another person (Mahanathi Sankar) with bulls, an imitation of Anniyan, but the bulls don’t obey him. The person laughs so severely and dies of an heart attack as a result.

During the marriage ceremony, a person sarcastically hints at the hero that he is a person who doesn’t know his own father. The hero, enraged, then sets on a mission to his native village ‘Cinema Patti’ to find his parents.

Siva and Bharath go there when he sees that a rowdy like Virumaandi gets arrested. He gets the way of Cinema Patti through a railway guard (Benjamin).

On the way, he meets Shanmugam Shanmugasundaram and knows the details about this village. He finally finds his father Mokkai (Periyardaasan) through a family song which turns out to be the English song “Michael Learns To Rock” number and “Someday someway”.

As a twist, he is also revealed to be a police officer who is on a role in an undercover mission to kill terrorists in the city, which is a spoof of Pokiri.

On the way to Pondicherry, he speaks about his police work to Priya. He seems to have sent a missile which backfired to the commissioner’s office which destroyed the building. As a result, he got dismissed. He then worked as a security guard, unable to give up his Khaki clothes. The commissioner calls Siva back to do the undercover operation but he rejects. When the CM of Tamilnadu and the PM of India request him on this, he rejects them similarly. Finally, when US President Obama requests him to do the job, he accepts because “Obama is his family friend”!

When in Pondichery, he sleeps and gets beaten by D’s assistants like Kaakha Kaakha. It is revealed that the people who were killed by Siva are the assistants of D. Siva kills another man with the bad odour of his socks.

Priya is kidnapped by D’s gang. Siva is admitted to a hospital. When one of the rowdies shoot Priya, Shiva suddenly wakes up and the doctor informs everyone of a “medical miracle”!

Then, even as the bullet travels towards Priya, he travels to the place where she is held, and saves her in the end, which reminds of Vijay in Thirupaachi.

On the way to kill D, he overcomes challenges using rubber slippers to escape from an electric shock, using a balloon to suck the air, walking on fire by using the karakaatam technique.

At last, he finds who is D  and is shocked to know that it is none other than his grandmother, who tells him that she had done all these to make him famous. Siva sadly arrests his grandmother and takes her to court.

Sundaram IPS (Meesai Rajendran) tries to shoot her, but Siva kills him. Siva is arrested and produced in the court. Shanmugam comes there and reveals that he is a CBI officer and he tells that he came to Cinema Patti only to follow Siva. Siva is also the part of this operation and so he left him and Siva killed the people only for the good of nation.

Judge (V.S. Raghavan) tells that he wanted to finish this case on date 21, but has a function at his home due to which he releases Siva and tells that he will be a DGP.

The film ends with Siva walking happily and a quote narrated by director C.S. Amudhan: “Even though his path is full of thorns and stones, he still walks, because walking reduces BP and cholestrol.”

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