Kundakka Mandakka

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Kundakka Mandakka
Directed byAshokan
Produced byLeela Kesavan,
Punnagai Poo Gheetha (co-producer)
Written byK. Balakumaran,
C. Balamurugan (dialogues)
Story byAshokan
Raai Laxmi
Music byBharathwaj
Edited bySuresh Urs
SG Films,
Super Star Art Movies
Release date
  • 14 October 2005 (2005-10-14)
Running time
150 minutes

Kundakka Mandakka is an Indian Tamil comedy film released in 2005, produced by SG Films.


The movie is about Ilangovan aka Ilango (Parthiban), a middle-class youth who dreams to get his sister Kavitha (Mallika) married to a millionaire. He is very keen on becoming rich and falls in love with Roopa (Lakshmi Rai), daughter of a rich industrialist. Now and then, Ilango comes across Chellappa (Vadivelu), a petty thief, and takes him for a fun ride. A sequence of events makes Ilango realize that money is not everything in life. He, with Chellappa's help, finally works to get his sister married to the boy that she loves.


Critical reception[edit]

The movie received mixed reviews from critics

Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote, "Don't look for coherence or logic in `Kundakka Mandakka,' because most of the time it is inane humour that rules."[1]

Sify wrote, "Enough endured. Instead of viewing this farce, stay at home and watch cartoon network!"[2]

Behindwoods said, "Kundakka Mandakka is a movie for the front benchers and is a sure hit in the B and C theatres. Asokan, a debutant director, literally scares the masses with the presentation."[3]

Indiaglitz stated, "Parthiban as usual comes up with tricks, which always ends up Vadivelu in trouble, and is pretty sharp in his repartee and witticisms. He has a way with words and it comes naturally to him. Vadivelu provides relief at many places in the movie while Lakshmi Rai oozes glamour all through. Director Ashokan shows some sparkle in handling earthy humor. Though the essential idea is old, the film does evoke plenty of laughs."[4]