Eminent South Sensational actor cum producer Dhanush, who stole thunder even in Bollywood with his magnificent performance in RAANJHANAA is quite elated at receiving the Best Children’s Film Award for his Tamil children film KAAKA MUTTAI.
Briefing the media after receiving the coveted award Dhanush agreed that there is a dearth of good movies for the children and he promised to focus on producing more films based on children. He said, “There is no doubt that there are very films that cater to children hence I will have decided to make more children films.”
KAAKA MUTTAI is a simple yet poignant and absorbing tale of two unfortunate brothers dreaming to eat a pizza. The film is written, directed and filmed by M. Manikandan and co-produced by Dhanush, filmmaker Vetrimaaran and Fox Star Studios.
Dhanush going memory down lane informed, “When M. Manikandan brought the script of KAAKA MUTTAI to me and requested me to produce the film, I was overwhelmed by the emotional tale of two deprived brothers who live in slums and constantly demand their mother and grandmother about toys, games, TV and Pizza, like other fortunate children. The touching story just made me think about millions of such ill-fated kids in India and I nodded.”
The movie not only won Best Children’s Film Award but also fetched National Film Award for Best Child Artist for both the protagonist brothers Ramesh Thilaganathan and J. Vignesh. This is perhaps the first time an award has been shared by two actors in this category.
Besides this the movie has even won rave reviews in International cinema. In fact KAAKA MUTTAI became the first film by a debut Tamil director to have its world premiere at 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and received a standing ovation.
The movie has been screened in Rome Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) and at the Gold Coast Film Festival.
At the Indian Film Festival Los Angeles the movie won two awards viz. Audience Award for Best Feature and Best Actor Award for Ramesh Thilaganathan and J. Vignesh.