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Appatha Tamil Movie Review: Brilliant Masterpiece!

The film is directed by Priyadarshan and is streaming on JioCinema.



A still from Appatha


Producers- Jyoti Deshpande, Suresh Balaje and George Pius

Director- Priyadarshan

Cast- Urvashi, Siddharth Babu, Y.G.Mahendran

Platform of Release- JioCinema


By Jyothi Venkatesh

“Appatha” is a heart-warming Tamil drama that revolves around the life of Kannamma, (Urvashi) affectionately known as Appata, who makes and sells pickles in her village. Her son, (Siddharth Babu) who has moved to Chennai, seems to have forgotten his roots and family. However, when circumstances bring Appata to her son’s home, though she is scared of dogs, she encounters unexpected challenges, including taking care of her son’s dog, Zeus. This strange encounter leads to a series of touching and humorous situations that test her courage and kindness.

In short, to put it succinctly, Appatha is a heartwarming drama that touches the soul with its poignant storytelling and stellar performances. Directed by the renowned Priyadarshan (it is his 96th film) and featuring the veteran actress Urvashi in her 700th film appearance, this movie with its own underlining of comedy, sets out to weave a beautiful narrative around themes of love, family bonds, and the strength to overcome fears.

Priyadarshan’s attention to detail and ability to balance emotions create a cinematic experience that resonates deeply with the audience. While Priyadrashan has tackled the film brilliantly with his masterly touch, I should also concede that Urvashi’s portrayal of Kannamma is nothing short of brilliance. With every expression and dialogue, she breathes life into her humane character, making her not only instantly relatable but also extremely endearing. The depth and authenticity that Urvashi brings to the role is a testament to her acting prowess.

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Though the actress who plays Kasnnamma’s daughter in law has hardly any role worth playing, Sidharth Babu, as Kannamma’s son,  adds depth and emotion to the narrative, complementing the lead’s performance seamlessly, making the viewers angry with his character instantly.

Rajesh Murugesan’s soulful score beautifully enhances the film’s emotional moments, drawing the audience further into the story, while the picturesque cinematography captures the essence of rural Tamil Nadu and bustling suburbs of Chennai, creating altogether a visually engaging experience.

To sum it up, I’d say that “Appatha” is a heart-warming and brilliant cinematic journey that stays with you long after the credits roll. Urvashi’s brilliant performance and Priyadarshan’s outstanding direction make it a must-watch for anyone seeking a film that sets out to celebrate the essence of love, family, and the courage to face life’s challenges.