|Directed by||P. Vasu|
|Produced by||G. V. Anandhan|
|Written by||P. Vasu|
|Edited by||P. Mohanraj|
Anand Movie Land
|10 March 2000|
Kakkai Siraginilae (English: Wings of crow) is a 2000 Tamil drama film written and directed by P. Vasu. Parthiban and Preetha Vijayakumar played the lead roles, whilst Manasa, K. Viswanath, Lakshmi and Vadivelu play supporting roles. The film was released on 10 March 2000.
The film's release was postponed several times killing its box office prospects, finally flopped when released even though Parthiban's movies were doing well then.
Vellaisamy (Parthiban) is an orphan who was brought up by a Brahmin couple Sambasiva Iyer (K.Vishwanath) 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 Sambasiva Iyer and Savithri 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 impressed by his good nature. Suddenly, Savithri passes away due to cardiac arrest. Sambasiva Iyer is terribly shocked after his wife’s death and Vellaisamy takes care of Iyer. Meanwhile, the villagers talk ill about the relationship between Vellaisamy and Gayatri. At one instant, even Iyer gets angry hearing on the comments made by the public. Later, Iyer understands the pure bonding shared between Vellaisamy and Gayatri. He feels bad for doubting them and he also passes away suddenly. 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 married Gayatri to the person she likes. He approaches Visu, a judge with a marriage proposal between Gayatri and Visu’s son. Visu 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. But on the day of marriage, a few people come to the wedding hall and make some bad comments about Vellaisamy and Gayatri. Visu suddenly asks Vellaisamy and tie the knot with Gayatri. Everyone is shocked including Vellaisamy and Gayatri. Now, Visu 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. As a judge, Visu 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 gets eventually married to Visu’s son.
- Parthiban as Vellaichamy
- Preetha Vijayakumar as Gayatri
- Manasa as Kanmani
- K. Viswanath as Sambasiva Iyer
- Lakshmi as Savithri
- Satya Prakash as Gayatri's cousin
- Cochin Haneefa as Kanmani's father
- Mohan Raman
- S. S. Chandran
- Paandu as Pannaiyar
|Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||'Kolakailiye'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||5:16|
|2||'Gayathiri Ketkum'||Bhavatharini, Unnikrishnan||5:02|
|3||'Paadi Thirintha'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:32|
|5||'Nenavu Therinja'||Mano, K. S. Chithra||5:08|
|7||'Orancharam'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:52|
B. Balaji of Thenisai.com gave the film 2.5 out of 5. He said : "Vasu spends a lot of time showing the mutually loving relationship between Parthiban and K. Viswanath. These scenes are overdone just a little bit and some artificiality permeates the frames. Lakshmi doesn't help with her overacting. Parthiban is subdued and barring a few occasional wordplays, doesn't display much of the talkative persona he usually adopts in movies. The twist in the middle is obvious from early on but does perk up interest in the proceedings. Unfortunately Vasu squanders this with lame characterizations and obvious attempts at setting the stage for later proceedings. The villain's character is a brazen caricature and his acts lack even basic common sense. Similarly, K.Vishwanath's solemn oath that he would never bear giving a flawed judgement is an obvious setup for later happenings. The director regains some ground in the concluding portions. They move fast without any unnecessary complications dragging the predictable conclusion. And the way the final act is executed is very effective and touching. Parthiban and Vadivelu have made an effective comedy pair from Bharathi Kannamma. The director cleverly capitalises on this fact by making Vadivelu wonder who Parthiban is, the first time they come eye-to-eye. But instead of stopping with that, he overdoes it and their meetings from then onwards feel like retreads of their scenes in the earlier movie. Vadivelu's solo comedy is in fact more enjoyable. Preeta does her part satisfactorily and is effective in the emotional scenes. Rajeev is wasted in an inconsequential role.".
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