Cast: Ramesh, Vignesh, Iyshwarya Rajesh, Babu Antony, Silambarasan, Dhanush
Direction: M. Manikandan
Producer: Dhanush, Vetrimaaran
Banner: Wunderbar Films, Grass Root Film Company
Music: G. V. Prakash Kumar
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Run Time: 110 Mins
Kaaka Muttai (2015)
Kaaka Muttai is the first film to have its world premiere at Toronto since the festival’s inception in 1976. There has long been a notion that art films or films that win awards will have low production values and will not be entertaining. ‘Kaaka Muttai’ has rewritten history by being one of the most entertaining films that is also thought provoking at the same time. Dhanush and Vetrimaaran, who have jointly produced the film, have a winner on their hands.
The film revolves around the lives, hopes and dreams of two youngsters, Periya Kaaka Muttai (Vignesh) and Chinna Kaaka Muttai (Ramesh) living in the slums of Chennai.
A swanky pizza joint opens near their slum. Actor Simbhu is invited for the inauguration, and the children become obsessed with the tempting pizza that is served to him.
At first, they decide to earn the Rs 300 needed for the pizza but it seems like a distant dream. So they resort to stealing and other ingenious tricks like ferrying drunkards from the bar to their homes.
Soon they have enough money for the pizza; unfortunately, their clothes are not good enough for the fancy restaurant.
Callously driven away by the watchman, the kids are determined to earn some more to buy decent clothes.
Sadly, not even branded jeans and T-shirts can hide their wretched background. This time they are physically abused before being thrown out. Deeply humiliated, the children give up on their dreams. The second half veers slightly towards the commercial.