Sundar C is synonymous to comedy. Since his Ullathai Allitha days, the filmmaker-actor has been evincing a keen interest for humour. After a brief interval, Sundar C is back to helm and this time opts for a younger and energetic cast with Santhanam at the helm of affairs.
The end product is a laugh0riot sure to tickle your funny bone. Make a humouous film is no easy task. Many have attempted this genre and have fallen flat. But Sundar C knows a kanck or two and emerges successful in Kalakalappu too.
Expectations were high as he returned to direction after a brief stint as actor (Thalainagaram being his last). The movie stars Santhanam , Vimal, Shiva, Anjali and Oviya and Vijay Ebenezer scoring the music.
The movie unfolds in Kumbakonam. Seenu (Vimal) runs a restaurant. He is helped by by an elderly chef and his grand-daughter (Oviya). There comes trouble in the form of an health inspector Madhavi (Anjali) who is keen on sealing the restaurant. But as it happsns, she falls for Seenu’s good nature.
Enters Shiva, a trickster. He falls for Oviya. But things take a turn when Seenu and Shiva gets struck in a missing diamond case. Comes a police official (John Vijay) to crack the case. The rest is a laugh riot. Both Vimal and Shiva does their part well.
They have proved their worth doing films with lighter themes well. They give a breezy performance. With Santhanam around, we are not devoid of catchy punchlines and witty one-liners. Anjali and Oviya ooze glamour and interestingly has enough scope to perform.
But stealing the show is veteran V S Raghavan. A humour film needs no logics. Knowing this well, Sundar has gone on the full flow in Kalakalappu. As it happens, the movies lives up to its title.