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Kammatti Paadam (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | 20 May 2016 (India)
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Krishnan embarks on a journey to find his childhood friend Ganga, whose life he suspects to be in danger.


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Credited cast:
Dulquer Salmaan ... Krishnan
Vinayakan ... Ganga
Shaun Romy ... Anitha
Anil Nedumangad ... Surendran
Manikandan R. Achari ... Balan (as Manikandan)
Shine Tom Chacko ... Johny
P. Balachandran ... Madhavan
Amalda Liz ... Rosamma
Alencier Ley Lopez ... Mathai
Vijayakumar ... Majeed (as Vijay Kumar)
Suraaj Venjarammoodu ... Sumesh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chempil Asokan ... Krishnan's Uncle
Vinay Forrt ... Venu
Ganapathi ... Charlie
Divya Gopinath ... Majeed's Wife


Krishna, Ganga and Balan have the world at their feet; after all, they are the blood and sand of Kammatti Paadam. But the world they know begins to slip from them when shady forces have other intentions at heart. Slowly, they realize what they have lost and found over three decades of their lives.

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Action | Drama


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Hindi | Malayalam

Release Date:

20 May 2016 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Kammatipaadam See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India


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Both the actors Vinayakan(Ganga) and Manikandan(Balan Chettan) received Kerala State Film Awards for Best actor and Best Supporting actor respectively. See more »

Alternate Versions

For video release, the film was edited: several violent and brutal parts from the action and many dialogues were removed, resulting in the change of film's rating from A to U/A. This version is available on internet as well as on VCD, while the A rated version exists only on the DVD. See more »


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Thug lives in a slum told in a very realistic manner
28 May 2016 | by bivinphSee all my reviews

Violence, drinking and everything your parents don't want you to be doing.Thats Kamattipadam because it is the life of a bunch of kids who grew up to become reckless thugs. I noticed that the actor who portrayed Dulquer Salmaan's youth did a great deal of homework to mimic Dq. Apart from all the violence there is a sideline romance between Anitha and Krishnan (Dulquer). The movie isn't sugarcoated in any manner. You don't look amazing in a slum and thats exactly what Ganga and Balan conveyed. In fact it was they who captured all the focus more than Dulquer.This isn't a movie about good guys and bad guys, it is about how the slum folks are used like pawns and thrown away for the gains of the rich class.It does not get preachy or anything which was a definite plus for me. Its life you can watch it like it or not you just have to accept it because it is a story inspired by real events, the folk songs also give an added feel to the movie. The story telling was a bit hard to catch on initially because it runs in three timelines. I didn't quite understand how the Anita Ganga thing work out. The movie doesn't end on a good note, well you cant expect a happy ending for gangsters. OVERALL THIS IS NOT A FAMILY MOVIE. DON'T SAY THE MOVIE WAS LOOSE AND FILLED WITH VIOLENCE AND ALCOHOL, WAKE UP ITS A GANGSTER MOVIE WHAT DID YOU EXPECT

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