The movie is about Ilangovan aka Ilango (Parthiban), a middle-class youth, who dreams to get his sister Kavitha (Mallika) married to a millionaire. He is very keen on becoming rich and falls in love with Roopa (Lakshmi Rai), daughter of a rich industrialist. Now and then Ilango comes across Chellappa (Vadivelu), a petty thief, and takes him for a fun ride. A sequence of events makes Ilango realize that money is not everything in life. He with the help of Chellappa, finally works to get his sister married to the boy that she loves.
Parthiban as Ilangovan aka Ilango
Vadivelu as Chellappa
Raai Laxmi as Roopa
Mallika as Kavitha
The movie received mixed reviews from critics
Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu wrote, "Don't look for coherence or logic in `Kundakka Mandakka,' because most of the time it is inane humour that rules."
Sify wrote, "Enough endured. Instead of viewing this farce, stay at home and watch cartoon network!"
Behindwoods said, "Kundakka Mandakka is a movie for the front benchers and is a sure hit in the B and C theatres. Asokan, a debutant director, literally scares the masses with the presentation."
Indiaglitz stated, "Parthiban as usual comes up with tricks, which always ends up Vadivelu in trouble, and is pretty sharp in his repartee and witticisms. He has a way with words and it comes naturally to him. Vadivelu provides relief at many places in the movie while Lakshmi Rai oozes glamour all through. Director Ashokan shows some sparkle in handling earthy humor. Though the essential idea is old, the film does evoke plenty of laughs."