Kaakki Sattai (Eng: Khaki Shirt) is a 1985 Tamil-language Indian action film directed by Rajasekhar, starring Kamal Haasan, Ambika, Madhavi, Sathyaraj, Rajeev and Thengai Srinivasan. The film was a blockbuster hit at the box office. The film was loosely remade in Hindi as Guru with Mithun Chakraborty and Sridevi.
Kaakki Sattai has Murali (Kamal Haasan), a young man who trains very hard to become a police officer. Uma (Ambika) is his neighbour and they fall in love with each other while Uma supports Murali to achieve his goal but he is rejected after the physical test due to not having influence or money.
Angered by the rejection, Murali turns into a local rowdy. He causes trouble in his district and comes to the attention of a notorious smuggler and murderer, Vicky (Sathyaraj) and his partner Anand (Rajeev). After initial conflict between the two, Vicky recruits rowdy Murali into his gang. Murali becomes his most trusted member. He grows intimate with a girl, Anita (Madhavi), who is looking for personal revenge against Anand.
But soon Vicky’s activities time and again, are foiled by the police and he finds out that they have a mole in his gang. Uma spots the changed Murali with Anita and becomes furious and breaks up with him. Then Murali reveals the truth to her. He was not rejected by the police but was recruited by a senior officer to bring down Vicky and Anand’s gang. He became a rowdy to get into the gang and is acting as a mole to bring the gang down. They patch things up but Vicky finds out the truth too. In the climax, Anita kills Anand. Vicky kidnaps Uma after killing Anita and when police arrive to arrest him and blackmails Murali to help him escape. After initially helping his escape, Murali rescues Uma and Vicky is killed in the blast.
Directed by Rajasekhar
Produced by G. Thyagarajan & V. ThamizhAlagan
Screenplay by Sathya Movies Story Department
Story by Livingston, G. M. Kumar, Avinasimani, P. L. Veerannan, Radha Veerannan & V. ThamizhAlagan
Starring Kamal Haasan, Madhavi, Ambika, Sathyaraj, Rajeev, Bob Christo, Thengai Srinivasan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Cinematography V. Ranga
Edited by K. R. Krishnan
Production Sathya Movies
Distributed by Sathya Movies
Release date 14 March 1985
Running time 143 minutes