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After standing ovation at TIFF, Dhanush’s ‘Kaaka Muttai’ goes to Rome film festival

Southern actor-producer Dhanush's Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which recently had its first world premiere at the Toronto In...

Kaaka Muttai
Southern actor-producer Dhanush's Tamil drama "Kaaka Muttai", which recently had its first world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, will next be screened at the Rome Film Festival starting Oct 16.

M. Manikandan-directed "Kaaka Muttai", about two brothers living in a slum, will be screened in Alice Nella Citt - a parallel and independent section of the festival.

The film, which is co-produced by filmmaker Vetrimaaran, will also compete for the Taodue Camera D'ORO Prize for the best debut film.

"Kaaka Muttai" features Ramesh, Ramesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh and Aishwarya Rajesh in lead roles.

The plot of the  movie is, in a tiny concrete-and-tin Chennai home live two young brothers with their mother and grandmother. The boys constantly beg their mother and grandmother for toys they can't afford, and even for a television. They don't yet understand that the two women can't give them everything they want. When their mother does find a way to bring an old television home, it's the opening of a portal. The boys see a pizza commercial whose steaming, slow-motion images make the unfamiliar food look like manna from heaven. And from that point on, they dream of nothing but getting their first taste of pizza.

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