Kaaki Sattai Movie Review

The Ethir Neechal team of director Durai Senthilkumar and Sivakarthikeyan has come together for a second time in Kaaki Sattai. Initially titled Taana, the makers – Wunderbar Films, chose to go with Kaaki Sattai for the title, as it matched the movie better. P. Madhan of Escape Artists Motion Pictures is releasing this movie, which has Anirudh’s music, Sukumar’s cinematography and Vivek Harshan’s editing. Sri Divya plays the female lead and Prabhu, Vijay Raaz, Vidyullekha Raman and Manobala play vital roles.

Mathimaran (Sivakarthikeyan) is your regular cop, who goes about his everyday work but always has the thirst to do something extraordinary. However, he is not endowed with extraordinary powers and so just goes on dreaming of making it big, one day. All of a sudden, after an incident things change upside down and Mathimaran is faced with a challenge and he has to use all his talent to overcome it. It is when he starts getting serious does he realise the mafia network presence in hospitals too. In a hospital, he meets Sri Divya and is completely taken by her. Running up against formidable foe after foe, Mathimaran decides to do something about the many innocent people being conned and ease their sufferings. Can he? What is the incident that changes Mathimaran? What problems does he face? Who are the baddies and what do they have in store for Mathimaran? Watch Kaaki Sattai on the big screens to know…

Director Durai Senthilkumar showcased his skills through Ethir Neechal itself. Now, he has decided to take a different route and bring to us Sivakarthikeyan in a cop avatar for the first time. The story is good and the screenplay keeps things interesting. Sivakarthikeyan, who aspired to become a cop like his father in real life, has moulded himself perfectly to fit the cop role. The way his character transforms from a simpleton in the first half to a determined policeman in the second, is too good. He carries the entire movie on his shoulders. Sri Divya looks very pretty and proves to be a perfect foil for Siva. Prabhu is impressive as ever and has given a neat performance. Comedians Manobala, Vidyullekha Raman, Imman Annachi and Mayilsamy come together with the hero to give us some rib-tickling moments and the “Hara Hara Mahadev” scene is sure to bring the roof down. Vijay Raaz plays a perfect baddie and is menacing. Anirudh’s music is one of the biggest pluses for the movie and adds a lot of strength to the proceedings. Sukumar’s camera work is excellent and the way he chooses to keep the viewers moods moving in sync with the on screen visuals is good. A little more tautness in the screenplay would have done wonders to the movie.

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