Kakkai Siraginilae

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Kakkai Siraginilae
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Directed byP. Vasu
Written byP. Vasu
Produced byG. V. Anandhan
CinematographyR. Raghunatha Reddy
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Anand Movie Land
Release date
10 March 2000
Running time
143 minutes

Kakkai Siraginilae (transl. Wings of the crow) is a 2000 Indian Tamil-language drama film written and directed by P. Vasu. Parthiban and Preetha Vijayakumar star, whilst Manasa, K. Viswanath, Lakshmi, Visu, and Vadivelu play supporting roles. Actress Vanitha Vijayakumar worked as the assistant director for this film. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja with editing by P. Mohanraj and cinematography by R. Raghunatha Reddy. The film was released on 10 March 2000.[1]


Vellaisamy (Parthiban) is an orphan who was brought up by a Brahmin couple, Sambasiva Iyer (K. Viswanath) and Savithri (Lakshmi). Vellaisamy is very loyal and attached to the old couple. They also look after Vellaisamy as their own son. Gayatri (Preetha Vijayakumar) is the only daughter of the couple who returns from the city after completing her education. Vellaisamy is very much attached to Gayatri also, and he looks after her as a kid. Kanmani (Manasa) is a local worker who develops affection over Vellaisamy upon being impressed by his good nature. Suddenly, Savithri passes away due to cardiac arrest. Sambasiva is terribly shocked after his wife's death, and Vellaisamy takes care of him. Meanwhile, the villagers talk ill about the relationship between Vellaisamy and Gayatri. At one instant, even Sambasiva gets angry on hearing the comments made by the public. Later, he understands the pure bonding shared between Vellaisamy and Gayatri. He feels bad for doubting them and also suddenly passes away. Gayatri is left alone following her parents’ death, and Vellaisamy decides to take care of her until she gets married. Vellaisamy takes the responsibility of getting Gayatri married to the person she likes. He approaches a judge (Visu) with a marriage proposal between Gayatri and the judge's son. The judge is also interested in the proposal as he is surprised to see a person who takes all the effort to get someone married who is not related to him. However, on the day of the marriage, a few people come to the wedding hall and make some bad comments about Vellaisamy and Gayatri. The judge suddenly asks Vellaisamy and ties the knot with Gayatri. Everyone is shocked, including Vellaisamy and Gayatri. Now, the judge reveals that he knows very well that the relationship that exists between Vellaisamy and Gayatri is pure, which can be seen based on their reaction hearing marriage arrangements between them. The judge says that he has the ability to judge people based on their expression. He says that he trusts the relationship between Vellaisamy and Gayatri. Gayatri eventually gets married to the judge's son.



The filming was held at Pollachi and Udumalai in 1998.[2]


The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by R. V. Udayakumar.[3] Chennai Online wrote "Two people have made this album worth buying - Illayaraja and S.P. Balasubramanian. Illayaraja is in his elements in the songs sung by SPB and the singer complements the composer by rendering them true to form".[4]

Song Singer(s) Duration
"Kolakailiye" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 5:16
"Gayathiri Ketkum" Bhavatharini, Unnikrishnan 5:02
"Paadi Thirintha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:32
"Paadi Thirintha" Ilaiyaraaja 4:32
"Nenavu Therinja" Mano, K. S. Chithra 5:08
"Oor Oora" Sandhya 4:47
"Orancharam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:52


The Hindu wrote, "It is heartening to note that director P. Vasu shows that there are both good and bad people in the world and caste and community have nothing to do with it. A healthy trend indeed".[5] Indiainfo wrote "It is hard to believe that a director like P Vasu, who churned out melodramatic stuff and gave hits with Chinna Thambi, has not realised that the trend has changed and repeating old stuff is only suicidal for him".[6]


  1. ^ "Kakkai siraginile ( 2000 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ "ப்ரீதாவின் வீர சபதம்!" (PDF). Kalki (in Tamil). 26 July 1998. pp. 81–83. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Kakkai Siraginile / Ponvizha". AVDigital. Archived from the original on 2 June 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Kakai Chiraginile". Chennai Online. Archived from the original on 7 January 2005. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  5. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (10 March 2000). "Film Review: Kaakai Chiraginilae". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 26 November 2023. Retrieved 26 November 2023.
  6. ^ "Kakai Sirikinilay - Old stuff". Indiainfo. Archived from the original on 29 June 2001. Retrieved 27 December 2023.

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