Directed by T Arul Chezhian, Kuiko - starring Yogi Babu and Vidharth - will be streaming on Netflix from December 22
Yogi Babu starrer satirical drama film Kuiko has found its digital home on Netflix. The Tamil film will be available for streaming on the OTT platform from December 22, after its theatrical run. Directed by T Arul Chezhian, the comedy movie also stars Vidharth. It has garnered positive reviews from the audience and critics alike.
Kuiko’s plot, cast and crew
In the film, Yogi plays a man who rears camels in Saudi Arabia. When his mother passes away in his hometown, he has her mortal remains preserved inside a freezer box until his return. Even after the last rites are carried out, he holds onto the box, in the memory of his mother. How this box brings about changes in his life forms the crux of the story. The film was praised for its screenplay as well as the lead actors’ outstanding performances. The film was also lauded for its organic humour.
Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the movie was released in the cinemas on November 24. It also features Ilavarasan and Vinodhini Vaidyanathan in pivotal roles. Music for the film is composed by Anthony Daasan, while cinematography is done by Rajesh Yadhav and editing by Ram Pandian.
Yogi Babu’s upcoming projects
The actor, who was last seen in the children’s film Shot Boot Three, has a slew of projects lined up - including Ayalaan, Aranmana 4, Kanguva, Thalapathy 68, Andhagan, Medical Miracle, Boomer Uncle and Vaanavan. Apart from the Kollywood projects, Yogi will be making his Malayalam debut with the Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil.
Director T Arul Chezhian on the title Kuiko
In an interview, Arul opened up about how he came up with the title of the film. “I actually wanted to call the film Kudiyirukkum Koil. A mother’s womb is sentimentally referred to as kudiyirukkum koil. Yogi’s character in the film also wishes to hold on to the freezer box, which was the temporary stay of his mother’s mortal remains. I shortened Kudiyirukkum Koil and ended up with the portmanteau Kuiko,” the director said.