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Kaaki Sattai Movie Review: Old Wine In New Bottle


Amidst much hype and anticipation, Sivakarthikeyan's Kaaki Sattai  has finally made it to the silver screen almost all over the world. This is the first time Siva is seen in a cop avatar and as an action hero. So what does the film has to offer? Continue to read our review.

Kaaki Sattai Movie Review: Old Wine In New Bottle


Sivakarthikeyan is a cop alright, but no one considers him as a serious cop thanks to his boyish looks and child like attitude. He is just another police officer who reports to work, goes back home and doesn't get any opportunities to contribute to the society.

In an interesting turn of events, Sivakarthikeyan is eventually challenged to take his job seriously for once and thus Kaaki Sattai  begins. Smuggling of human organs has been displayed in many movies before but what makes Kaaki Sattai  unique is that Sivakarthikeyan tries to dig deep into the murky world of illegal organ donation when he's actually not equipped with enough powers to do so.

Sivakarthikeyan's journey takes him to many hospitals and he meets Sri Divya in one such hospital. He gets to know that some prominent personalities are involved in the illegal trading of human organs and he tries to put an end to the sufferings of innocent people. Will he be able to find success with very limited source forms the rest of the story.


Veteran actor Prabhu has done an interesting role and he excels in that particular character. Sri Divya appears through out the first half but sadly disappears in the second.

Sivakarthikeyan as an actor has come a long way and deserves a special mention. His acting in Kaaki Sattai  is refined and he manages to keep his emotions as subtle as possible which works brilliantly in this yet another cop story.


RS Durai Senthilkumar's narration skills were proved in Ethir Neechal  and he comes up with an entirely different narration style in Kaaki Sattai  which fails to keep the audience hooked for most part of the movie. Screenplay is ordinary and lets the entire movie down.

M Sukumar's cinematography stands out as he has managed to make use of the colors brilliantly. His cinematography reflects the mood of each and every scene which is a huge plus point for Kaaki Sattai.

Anirudh's back ground score oozes with style and gives a rich feeling to the entire film. His music adds strength and quality to Kaaki Sattai.

Overall View:

Apart from Sivakarthikeyan and Anirudh's music, Kaaki Sattai  doesn't provide anything extra ordinary. It can be termed as old wine in new bottle with too much of fun elements for a cop story.

Check out the slides below for best scenes from the movie:

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Sivakarthikeyan With Sri Divya

Soon after the release and success of Ethir Neechal, the entire team of that film announced that they would collaborate again for another venture, now known as Kaaki Sattai.

Sri Divya

The film was initially titled 'Taana', but was later changed to Kaaki Sattai. The producers of Kamal Haasan's Kaakki Sattai  were approached to obtain the rights for the title.

Mayilsaami With Sivakarthikeyan

The team held talks with and briefly signed Amala Paul as heroine before she opted out. Sri Divya, was later signed on to play the  female lead.

Foreign Locations

The team of Kaaki Sattai  traveled all the way to Norway to shoot a couple of song sequences.

In Cop Avatar

This is the first time Siva is donning a cop role. He said he became emotional when he first wore the Khaki dress as his father was a police officer.

Song Sequences

All song sequences have been shot well and looks colorful. Watch for for the first song and all duet songs that follows.

Movie Defining Scene

Though much cannot be revealed about this particular scene, it is said that this particular scene was liked by the foreign audience too in the premier show.

Screen Presence

Sivakarthikeyan's screen presence is the one the movie buffs have to watch out for in Kaaki Sattai.

Yet Another Prominent Scene

Principal photography began with a pooja ceremony held on 6 March 2014. The first schedule of the film's shoot began in March 2014 at a temple in Pammal near Pallavaram.

First Look

Kaaki Sattai's album is already a hit among fans. Watch out for the BGM in the movie.

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