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
"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
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
Just goes to show that a film with a soul can win many hearts
irrespective of its budget and grandiose. Stay tuned for further