A popular restaurant, Masala Cafe, has survived for decades, having been handed down the bloodline of its pioneer. Seenu (Vimal) and Raghu (Shiva) are the descendants. An aging chef suggests that they revise the menu and go old school. When they do, Masala Cafe turns out grand. Elsewhere, things keep going wrong and somehow, Seenu and Raghu repeatedly find themselves dragged into the mess. There are a few moments in Masala Cafe that bring a smile to your face; but the negatives prevail. The characters are little puppets commanded by Sundar C, the music numbers are out-of-place, the whole thing is too damn' long and none of it makes any sense. What is so funny about a guy getting beaten up in response to having said the most inappropriate thing at the most inopportune time? This is something I see in almost every Tamil movie and it seems to me that such instances are being laughed at only out of a habitual need to do what is expected.
Sundar C's Kalakalappu conforms to Kollywood film-making by being silly unfunny mediocre nonsense.
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