If a couple of National Awards and a standing ovation at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival isn't enough to emphasize on the importance of a film like Kaaka Muttai, a word about the movie from Mahendra Singh Dhoni would certainly help for obvious reasons.
Dhoni, apart from praising the film after watching certain clips from it, has also requested Tamil filmmakers to release their movies along with subtitles for them to be viewed and understood by people across India.
Speaking about how Dhoni was made aware of the movie, director Manikandan has said it was the distributors(Fox Star Studios) who were responsible in making them(Manikandan and the kids) meet Dhoni.
"When Fox Star Studios came to know that Ramesh and Vignesh are great fans of Indian cricket team captain Dhoni, they thought it would be nice to make the kids realize their dreams of meeting the star cricketer", said the filmmaker who is enjoying the film's success.
A few blocks away from where the heroes of Kaaka Muttai met MS Dhoni, top director-producer Karan Johar has heaped praise on the movie after watching it.
The Hindi filmmaker wrote on his social networking page, "Kaaka Muttai is a gem of a film! Genuinely moved by it...Small film....with a huge heart! Congrats @foxstarhindi @dhanushkraja".
Just goes to show that a film with a soul can win many hearts irrespective of its budget and grandiose. Stay tuned for further updates.