The action film helmed by Gautham Menon was a trendsetter in Kollywood
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Gautham Menon’s iconic Tamil movie “Kaakha Kaakha,” which is considered a trendsetter in the industry. The action-packed cop drama, starring the talented Suriya in the lead role, became a pivotal moment in the actor’s career. Alongside Suriya, the film also featured notable performances from Jyotika, Jeevan, and Daniel Balaji, with Kalaipuli S Thanu as the producer.
“Kaakha Kaakha” received widespread acclaim from audiences, praising RD Rajasekhar’s cinematography, Anthony’s editing, and Harris Jayaraj’s music. The movie became a massive hit and garnered unanimous positive responses from critics and viewers alike. Moreover, it marked the third collaboration between Suriya and Jyotika, further strengthening their on-screen chemistry.
The success of “Kaakha Kaakha” paved the way for the Suriya-Gautham Menon duo, who later collaborated on the critically acclaimed “Vaaranam Aayiram” and a segment in Netflix’s “Navarasa.”
To commemorate the milestone, Suriya took to Twitter expressing his excitement and nostalgia for the film. He shared how the character Anbuchelvan that he portrayed in the movie holds a special place in his heart and thanked the director, co-actors, and technicians for making it such a memorable experience. Fans of Suriya joined in the celebration, trending #20YearsOfKaakhaKaakha on social media and sharing pictures and videos from the movie.
There are rumors that the makers might consider a re-release of “Kaakha Kaakha” to relive its impact on the big screen once again. Gautham Menon’s recent release, “Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu,” starring Kamal Haasan, also received a positive response, adding to the excitement of fans.
Overall, the 20th anniversary of “Kaakha Kaakha” is a nostalgic trip down memory lane, celebrating the film that left an indelible mark on Tamil cinema history.