• ‘Kaakka Muttai’ is a window facing the sea which allows the calm evening sun to enter the muscles and ribs of the human body to warm the heart. The evening sun also brings with it a refreshing breeze staging the essentiality of watching a film.

  • Gautaman Bhaskaran
    Gautaman Bhaskaran
    Hindustan Times


    The only disappointment I had with the film was its rather cliched way of reaching the finale. We have seen an innumerable times the cocky interference by television channels, the corrupt politicians and the unethical practices of businessmen. Manikandan could have devised another climax in a movie which uses subtle ways to condemn ruthless consumerism and the brazenness of celebrities in promoting products.

  • Anupama Subramanian
    Anupama Subramanian
    Deccan Chronicle


    Overall, with unenhanced visuals that gives a sense of verisimilitude, acting that isn’t staged and dramatized in any obvious sense, and more importantly, characters that bring alive a subsection of the populace, Kaakka Muttai is sure to make you at least a slightly better person than you were before, owing to the reflective power of the film.

  • The director has touched upon many issues: the class divide, poverty, desires, the root of anti-social behaviour, the fickleness of society, the lure of advertisements, the influence of film stars, and the insensitive media. But he has chosen to do it discreetly.

    He has generously peppered the narrative with fun moments without undermining the underlying concern.

    Kaaka Muttai is totally worth it, definitely a must watch.

  • Times News Network
    Times News Network
    Times Of India


    Yes, there is difficulty and sorrow in their lives, but there is also an abundant amount of ingenuity, endless optimism, and indefatigable spirit and this is what makes these characters memorable and helps the film soar.

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    Ultimately, Kaakka Muttai celebrates the joys of childhood and the vivid imagination of kids, who find a way to reach their goal even if it is the most arduous one.

  • These are difficult decisions for parents to make, but rest assured that if you are brave enough to take your young adult offspring to see this film, they will probably have a blast and come out just a little wiser. Just like the adults who have the good sense to watch Kaakka Muttai.
    Don’t miss this film. If not for anything else, then because Little Crow’s Egg’s cheeky grin is a treasure you’ll store in your memories long after you’ve left the theatre.

  • …is a little gem that’s highly recommended and deserves to be celebrated. Tamil cinema should be proud of it and Dhanush and filmmaker Vetrimaaran should proudly raise their collars for co-producing it.

  • Raisa Nasreen
    Raisa Nasreen


    This is undoubtedly one of the best films Tamil cinema will see this year! It offers more than a slice of pizza, it offers us a slice of Kaaka Muttai‘s life! Go for it. It might teach you a thing or two about materialism and your kids about, well, how to be kids!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    Rush to the nearest theatre and don’t forget to take your children along to witness a slice of life that will fascinate you…

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    This movie has involves a brilliant piece of writing and fantastic performances by Ramesh, Vignesh and Iyshwarya Rajesh. Don’t miss it!

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    All this might sound a little maudlin, but Kaaka Muttai is a largely unsentimental look at hopes and dreams in miniature. Whether they’re eating raw crow’s eggs, bribing a pair of rich kids for their clothes, or returning drunkards to their homes (for a fee), the film invites us to admire the resourcefulness of the two siblings without turning them into objects of pity or sentiment. It’s the strangest feel-good film you’ll see this year: two kids in rags, happily walking past piles of garbage, their heads full of pizza.

  • …is a slice of life vibrant film which is sure to put a big smile on your face as you are stepping out of the movie hall. Well done Manikandan for making a truly international film which entertains and also shows what globalization has done to the poorest of the poor. It stimulates the one organ that popular Tamil cinema consistently ignores–the brain! Give it a chance and prepare to be dazzled.

  • It is so entertaining that it’s easy to forget how sad the undercurrents are. CM and PM no longer go to school because there’s no money.

  • Is it possible to entertain the audience while hitting them hard with subtle messages? Is it possible to satisfy both critics and commercial movie lovers to the fullest at the same time? Kaaka Muttai achieves exactly these. It’s not everyday you come across movies like Kaaka Muttai, for it is rare.

  • ILuvCinema Team
    ILuvCinema Team


    Kakka Muttai is must watch film… Don’t miss this brilliant film!

  • Simplicity is the soul of Kaakka Muttai which helps it earn its brownie points. When this is combined with noble intentions and good execution, it is little wonder that the film has earned all its accolades.

    In all, the beautifully made Kaakka Muttai will easily be one of the gems of Tamil cinema that will please all types of audience. Go for it!

  • Ambarish Ganesh
    Ambarish Ganesh


    This is one of the best Tamil films to have come of late. The little ones would find more joy in the two boys’ lives than they ever would with VFX-manufactured entertainment, more so because it’s relatable. If there’s one film you wish to watch with your children this weekend, let it be Kaakka Muttai. Rewatch it even, if time permits.