People love him for his comic timing as a television anchor and stand-up comedian. But as an actor he is still a beginner in Tamil movies. All that changed in a big way in 2013. Actor Sivakarthikeyan's last film Ethir Neechal (2013) was a surprise hit pushing its makers to rework his magic onscreen. Thus was born Kaaki Sattai.
Here are four reasons why Kaaki Sattai worked for so many people.
A successful TV host, a stand-up comic and finally an actor with a decent run on the box office has meant that while he is no way close to the big league, his guy-next-door appeal coupled with a great comic timing has meant that he is a star in the making. Director Pandiraj discovered him in Marina (2012), director Durai Senthilkumar polished him with Ethir Neechal and now with Kaaki Sattai, he charms one and all. A paisa-vasool mass entertainer
A liberal dose of slap-stick comedy, a social theme of contemporary relevance, a light-hearted treatment of a serious theme and some decent packaging has meant that Kaaki Sattai is well on its way to becoming a box office sweetheart. Team Kaaki Sattai: A cracker of a combination
With actor Dhanush as a willing producer, Durai Senthilkumar as a successful writer-director and music composer Anirudh Ravichander, one could pretty much be certain of having a money-churner at hand. With Sivakarthikeyan, they have re-created the magic of Ethir Neechal. A dramedy called Kaaki Sattai
Here's a story full of twists and turns -- a good-for-nothing constable Mathimaran (Sivakarthikeyan) dreams of becoming a powerful cop and earning fame one day and a villainous politician Durai (Vijay Raaz) who is minting money running an illegal organ trade in conjunction with a corrupt hospital management. They make labourers brain dead and then trade their organs. Add to this a love story - Mathimaran falls for a young nurse Divya (Sri Divya) who works in the very hospital where the racket is on. Thanks to her, Mathimaran gets to know of the case and vows to pursue the issue to its logical end. What follows is a cat-and-mouse chase. Enough drama to keep audiences entertained? Well, yes. What works even better are the comic timings of both the hero Mathimaran and his arch rival Durai.
Watch the Kaaki Sattai trailer here: