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Kaakki Sattai
Kaakki Sattai Kamal.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajasekhar
Produced by
  • G. Thyagarajan
  • V. ThamizhAlagan
Written bySathya Movies Story Department
G. M. Kumar,
P. L. Sundarrajan,
Radha Veerannan,
V. ThamizhAlagan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyV. Ranga
Edited byK. R. Krishnan
Sathya Movies
Distributed bySathya Movies
Release date
  • 11 April 1985 (1985-04-11)
Running time
143 minutes
Box office5 crore

Kaakki Sattai (transl.Khaki Shirt) is a 1985 Tamil-language Indian action film directed by Rajasekhar, starring Kamal Haasan, Ambika, Madhavi, Sathyaraj, Rajeev and Thengai Srinivasan. The film was a blockbuster hit at the box office. The film was loosely remade in Hindi as Guru with Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi.[2] The film was dubbed in Telugu as Khiladi.[3]


Kaakki Sattai has Murali (Kamal Haasan), a young man who trains very hard to become a police officer. Uma (Ambika) is his neighbour and they fall in love with each other while Uma supports Murali to achieve his goal but he is rejected after the physical test due to not having influence or money.

Angered by the rejection, Murali turns into a local rowdy. He causes trouble in his district and comes to the attention of a notorious smuggler and murderer, Vicky (Sathyaraj) and his partner Anand (Rajeev). After initial conflict between the two, Vicky recruits rowdy Murali into his gang. Murali becomes his most trusted member. He grows intimate with a girl, Anita (Madhavi), who is looking for personal revenge against Anand.

But soon Vicky's activities time and again, are foiled by the police and he finds out that they have a mole in his gang. Uma spots the changed Murali with Anita and becomes furious and breaks up with him. Then Murali reveals the truth to her. He was not rejected by the police but was recruited by a senior officer to bring down Vicky and Anand's gang. He became a rowdy to get into the gang and is acting as a mole to bring the gang down. They patch things up but Vicky finds out the truth too. In the climax, Anita kills Anand. Vicky kidnaps Uma after killing Anita and when police arrive to arrest him and blackmails Murali to help him escape. After initially helping his escape, Murali rescues Uma and Vicky is killed in the blast.



Kaakki Sattai
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The soundtrack was composed by Illayaraja.[4][5][6] The song "Kanmaniye Pesu" is set in Sivaranjani raga.[7]

1."Kanmaniyae Pesu" (Feat. Kamal Haasan and Ambika)PulamaipithanS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
2."Nama Singaari Saraku" (Feat. Kamal Haasan and Dancers)VaaliS. P. Balasubramanyam 
3."Poo Potta Dhavani" (Feat. Kamal Hassan and Madhavi)Avinashi ManiS. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki 
4."Vaanile Thenila" (Feat. Kamal Hassan and Ambika)Na. KamarasanS. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki 
5."Pattu Kannam" (Feat. Kamal Hassan and Ambika)MuthulinghamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 


Kaakki Sattai topped the Chennai box office on its opening weekend with 10 lakh distributor share.


A digitally restored version of the film was released in March 2018.[8]


  1. ^ http://vellitthirai.com/movie/%e0%ae%95%e0%ae%be%e0%ae%95%e0%af%8d%e0%ae%95%e0%ae%bf%e0%ae%9a%e0%af%8d-%e0%ae%9a%e0%ae%9f%e0%af%8d%e0%ae%9f%e0%af%88/
  2. ^ "Kamal's Kaakki Sattai was remade". The Times of India. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20JDJpILaqU
  4. ^ "Kaakki Sattai Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  5. ^ Kaakki Sattai, Oosai, archived from the original on 24 October 2008, retrieved 28 October 2008
  6. ^ "Kaakki Sattai LP Vinyl Records". musicalaya. Retrieved 26 March 2014.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ https://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/sivaranjani-for-pathos/article3945587.ece
  8. ^ "Kamal Haasan's blockbuster film to be Re-released". Behindwoods. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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