Muthu,Senthil,Asim,Munna,Thenali and Kumar are six friends who aspire to become a director, cinematographer, music director, lyricist, hero and comedian. They are tenants at Devadharshini's place and they hunt for opportunities.
Opportunity keeps evading them and they are often tricked by money racketing fake production houses. After many such dejections they get a chance to make a movie through a Production Manager (Thambi Ramayya). Whether they make use of the opportunity and make a movie and realise their dreams is 'Thiraipada Nagaram'.
All the lead actors have done a terrific job. The hope, disappointment and the burden of dreams are all emoted excellently through their subtle expressions. Heroine Priya makes her customary appearance in 2 songs and a couple of scenes without making any huge impact.
Thambi Ramayya proves his mettle again, reminding us he is a National Award winning actor and leaves his mark on the movie. His advice to the aspiring filmmakers has the power to transcend the screen and lift the morale of all aspiring filmmakers.
Devadharshini's role reminds us of M.S.Bhaskar's role in Azhagiya Theeye and she plays an excellent role as the caring and concerned house owner.
The struggles faced by youth in the film world has been the essence around which director has built his film. Since we have copious amount of movies exhausting all possibilities of such difficulties, there is little new in the screenplay. However the clarity with which he has portrayed the issue is commendable.
Music Director Nithyan Karthik has given two pleasing numbers and Gana Bala's Thiraipada Nagaram song makes you tap your feet. Nithya's cinematography is lackluster and at times it makes you wonder whether you are watching a movie or TV.
Thiraipada Nagaram could have been fine-tuned.