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Kaaka Muttai Audio Launch

Two unlikely stars stole the limelight at the audio launch event of the National Award winning film Kaaka Muttai, which was attended by celebrities like Dhanush. The two child actors, Ramesh and Vignesh, who played the lead roles in the film, charmed the entire crowd with their innocence. How the kids could find happiness in small things brought a smile on every attendee’s face.


The audio album was launched at an event in the city last week by Fox Star CEO Vijay Singh. Actor Dhanush, who has co-produced the film with director Vetrimaaran, received the first copy of the album.  Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, child actors Ramesh and Vignesh, along with director Manikandan were present at the audio launch.

The two kids took to the stage and revealed their experience of receiving National Award from President Pranab Mukherjee. According to them, travelling by flight was more thrilling than receiving the National award. Vignesh who plays periya Kaaka Muttai in the movie revealed that director Manikandan’s encouragement made him perform before the camera in a natural manner.

Actress Aishwarya Rajesh, who played the kids’ mother on screen, said that it was tough to bring mother-son bonding realistically. “It took us a lot of time to portray the character as such. In a particular scene, Ramesh refused to hug me (laughs). It was the director who brought out the best from all of us,” she said.

Director Vetrimaaran said that the moment he heard the script of Kaaka Muttai, he spoke to Dhanush and asked him to read the script. Dhanush said,” I agreed to read the script of Kaaka Muttai only because of the confidence I had in Vetrimaaran. After reading just 10 pages, we decided to produce the film as we could see our childhood in this film. Personally, I can see myself as chinna Kaaka Muttai and Selvaraghavan as periya Kaaka Muttai in this movie.”


Dhanush added that he and Vetrimaaran had always talked about producing quality films together and when Kaaka Muttai came to them, they grabbed the opportunity. “It was Vetrimaaran’s decision to market the movie internationally before releasing it in Tamil Nadu. I went by his decision and it has given the entire Kaaka Muttai team a huge boost to encourage such type of films,” he said.Vetrimaaran said that Kaaka Muttai is small in terms of budget, but is immensely big in terms of content which is why it can appeal to any category of audience.

Dhanush, in his speech, also revealed that he and Vetrimaaran had decided to fund the education of the kids who have acted in the movie.

Director Manikandan recalled the experience of meeting Dhanush in Delhi and said that both Vetrimaaran and Dhanush gave him lot of freedom to make the movie at ease.