Kaakka Muttai Movie Review
– An Award Film that Actually Entertains

Kaakka Muttai Review and Rating

When stepping into the theaters to watch Kaaka Muttai, most viewers will assume that being a National award winner; it will be slow, dull and full of criticism aimed at the modern society.

Release date: June 5th 2015Genre: Feature Film
Cast: Ramesh, Vignesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Ramesh Thilak, Silambarasan, Dhanush and many othersDirector: M. Manikandan
Written by: M. ManikandanMusic by: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography: M. ManikandanEdited by: Kishore Te.
Production Company: Wunderbar Films, Grass Root Film CompanyDistributed by: Ace Studios, Transmission Films
Running time: 109 minutesCBFC Rating: U

Kaaka Muttai does all that talking about globalization, poverty and illiteracy but the entire movie being light hearted, with lots of enjoyable moments makes it a true masterpiece.

Quick Glance

What's great?

  • • Easy performance by Ramesh and Vignes

  • • Ishwarya Rajesh's skills and willingness to play a mom which most heroines won't

  • • Supporting cast Yogi, Babu Antony and Ramesh Thilak among others

  • • True to life cinematography

What's not?
  • • If award winning movies could stop focusing on slums and show the other side of India, it would be a welcome change.

The young boys' names are never revealed and they are big and small Kaaka Muttais throughout the movie. They love to live life as everyone else and dream of Pizzas because STR opened the shop. Their quest to earn money to make it possible is hilarious and thought provoking at the same time.

The Cast

Ramesh and Vignesh is a gem of a find by director Manikandan who has done a brilliant job in bringing the best out of them. If Ishwarya's performance is memorable, the lady who plays their grandmother and others in the cast including Ramesh simply steals the show in every frame.

The Team

The director deserves applause for making a movie that is of international quality, portrays the life of slum yet keeps its humor quotient intact. The boys trying to earn money by every hilarious means is an entertaining aspect of the movie. It is not easy to make a movie with such deep message yet enjoyable!

Bottom line – A movie that both pure cinema lovers and commercial fans could enjoy!

Certified Fresh – Yes!

Stars – 4/5