The Crow's Egg (Kaakkaa Muttai)
Fri, Nov 13, 04:00 PM, MIA-AFree screening Limited capacity
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In a tiny concrete-and-tin Chennai home live two young brothers with their mother and grandmother. The boys constantly beg their elders for toys and a television – things they simply cannot afford. They don't yet understand that the women cannot give them everything they want. When their mother does find a way to bring an old television home, a portal opens. The boys see a pizza commercial, whose steaming, slow-motion images make the unfamiliar food look like manna from heaven. From that moment on, they dream of nothing but getting their first taste of pizza.
About the Director
M. Manikandan was born in a small village in the south of Tamil Nadu in India. As a police officer’s son, he moved around the country with his father’s various assignments and, as a result, attended six different schools in India. After high school he went on to do a diploma in automobile engineering. Realising engineering wasn’t his calling, he instead pursued a career as a wedding photographer, and then as an assistant cameraman on feature films. His directorial career began with ‘Wind’ (2010), a critically acclaimed short narrative film that was an official selection at many renowned film festivals. Impressed with ‘Wind’, director Vetri Maaran and actor Dhanush helped produce Manikandan’s first feature, ‘The Crow’s Egg’.
- M. Manikandan
- M. Manikandan
- Dhanush Kastooriraja, Vetri Maaran
- Kishore TE
- Sales Company
- Fox Star Studios Pvt. Ltd.
- Production Company
- Grass Root film, Wunderbar Films Pvt. Ltd., Fox Star Studios Pvt. Ltd.
- Thilaganathan, Vignesh, Aishwarya Rajesh