1 min read.Updated: 08 Jun 2015, 04:15 PM ISTUday Bhatia
A winsome film that refuses to airbrush reality
The opening shot in Kaaka Muttai is of a sleeping boy wetting his pants. It’s as if the director (also writer and cinematographer) M. Manikandan is giving viewers fair warning, showing them that he isn’t one to prettify things. This is the great strength of the movie. Manikandan’s first, the film finds joy and humour in its protagonists’ lives without airbrushing over the desperation and squalor.