Kallappadam (English: Counterfeit film) is a 2015 Indian independent Tamil thriller movie written and directed by J. Vadivel for first time producer Dr. Anand Ponniraivan under his production company Iraivan Films. The lead roles were portrayed by the film’s director Vadivel, its cinematographer Sriirama Santhosh, editor Gaugin and its music director K, who play fictionalized versions of themselves. Kallappadam is a story about how first-timers try to make a film, based on the native folk art Koothu. The film was released on 20 March 2015.
Vadivel and his friends have been struggling big time to crack the code to create their pet project for three years. At a point, Vadivel decided to indulge in a heist to produce his dream movie and convince his friends as well to involve in the con job. On the other hand, Lakshmi Priya, a star, who had hey heydays in the cinema is forced to be a keep for ‘Aadukalam’ Narein, a big shot producer in the industry. Lakshmi Priya decides to loot a lump sum from ‘Narein’ and so does Vadivel and his friends, because, Narain rejects Vadivel’s script once. Which team wins the rat race to loot the money from Narein and whether Vadivel succeeds in producing the film, which he loves the most forms the rest of the story.
Directed by J. Vadivel
Produced by Dr. Anand Ponniraivan
Written by J. Vadivel
Screenplay by J.Vadivel
Story by J.Vadivel
Starring J. Vadivel, S Sriirama Santhosh, Gaugin, K, Lakshmi Priyaa, Chandramouli
Music by K
Cinematography S. Sriirama Santosh
Edited by Gaugin
Production Iraivan Films
Release dates 20 March 2015
Running time 133 mnts