Cuckoo (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 42 mins

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This poignant socially relevant drama revolves around the life of Thamizh (Dinesh), a visually impaired person, who manages to feed his stomach by selling torches in the trains along with his clan. He meets Sudhanthira kodi (Malavika Nair), a vivacious young lady undergoing training to become a teacher. After a tempestuous beginning, the couple fall deeply in love with each other, even narrating their love story to a journalist from a Tamil magazine. However, there is a twist in the tale because Kodi's brother has other plans for her. He plans to sacrifice Kodi by forcing her to marry his friend, in return for his financial assistance provided to the family. When the husband-to-be discovers her feelings for Thamizh, things turn ugly, and he demands the immediate return of the funds he had loaned to the family. Thamizh, who has to take the responsibility of returning the loan, struggles hard to arrange the funds, but finally succeeds. On the way to meet Kodi's brother and his friend.he meets with an accident and is admitted in a hospital. After a month or so, he recovers and finds that Kodi has left the city without informing anyone. Serendipitously, Thamizh meets with the journalist from the Tamil magazine in a railway station and he shares with him the disappearance of Kodi. The writer publishes their story in his magazine. After some days he gets a call from a follower of his magazine who informs him that Kodi is in Mumbai, who conveys this message to Thamizh. He instantly catches a train to Mumbai. Will he succeed in finding Kodi and reunite with her?

Cast: Dinesh Ravi, Malavika Sai

Crew: Raju Murugan (Director), PK Varma (Director of Photography), Santhosh Narayanan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 21 Mar 2014 (India)

Tamil Name: குக்கூ

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Music Rating
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Did you know? Audio Release: February 18, 2014. Read More
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as Thamizh
as Sudhanthirakodi
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
as Kanakavalli




Production Company
Associate Production Company




Story Writer
Screenplay Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Art Director




Marketing and Public Relations

Public Relations Officer
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Music Label: Think Music
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyricist: Yugabharathi
Playback Singer: Divya Ramani
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyricist: Yugabharathi
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyricist: Yugabharathi
Playback Singer: Kalyani Nair, Pradeep Kumar
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyricist: Yugabharathi
Playback Singer: Anthony Dasan
Music Director: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyricist: Gaana Bala
Playback Singer: Gaana Bala
Audio Release: February 18, 2014.

The debutante director of this movie, Raju Murugan is a columnist who is popular for his work titled 'Vattiyum Mudhalam' in a leading Tamil weekly. A former journalist as well, Raju Murugan apprenticed under director Lingusamy in 'Bheema' and 'Paiyaa'. He is now venturing into independent filmmaking with 'Cuckoo'.
Call of the 'Cuckoo'
15 Mar 2014, by The Hindu
Audio Beat: Cuckoo - For youngsters
12 Mar 2014, by The Hindu