Kaakka Muttai (Crow’s Egg) is a Tamil film film written, directed and filmed by M. Manikandan, a debutante. This film has won two national awards, for the Best Children’s film and for the Best Child Actors, at the 62nd National Film Awards.


Manikandan had earlier directed the short film, Wind (2010). The film is jointly produced by Dhanush and Vetrimaaran, and features predominantly newcomers in the lead role. Silambarasan makes a cameo appearance in the film. The film, which has music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, had its world premiere on September 5, 2014 at 39th Toronto International Film Festival, where upon the film received a standing ovation. It became the first film by a debut Tamil director to have its world premiere at Toronto since the festival’s inception in 1976.

The film is touted to be an allegory for the vast class differences in India, where some people profit off a system leaving little room for advancement for the those below.

Here is the trailer-