Financier Anbu Chezhian, popularly known as 'Madurai Anbu' in the film industry, has bagged the theatrical rights of Suriya-Mohanlal starrer Kaappaan under his banner Gopuram Films.
Suriya and KV Anand are joining hands for the third time for Kaappaan which is touted to be an action thriller. Initially, it was announced that the film will hit the screens on August 30, but the makers decided to push the release date as on 30th Prabhas starrer Saaho had hit the screens. The new release date is September 20.
The Telugu version of the film has been titled Bandobast, which will also hit the screens the same day.
Kaappaan has been scripted jointly by director KV Anand and veteran writer Pattukottai Prabhakar. Recently the film ran into a controversy when a film writer named John Charles filed a petition at the Madras High Court claiming that director KV Anand’s Kaappaan is based on his story ‘Saravedi’. John alleged that he had narrated the story to director KV Anand during the first week of January 2017 and that he has been waiting for a response since. After watching the teaser of Kaappaan he was surprised by the story’s similarity to his own.
The film is bankrolled by A Subashkaran on a huge budget under his banner Lyca Productions. Kaappaan also has Arya, Sayyeshaa, Boman Irani and Poorna in pivotal roles. The film’s shooting began in London last year and will be shot in various places including New York, Brazil, New Delhi and Hyderabad.
Harris Jayaraj is the music composer for this flick with Abhinandan Ramanujam roped in as the cinematographer and editing done by Anthony. It may be mentioned here that MS Prabhu had worked as the cinematographer for the first schedule but chose to opt out for various reasons after which he was replaced by Abhinandan Ramanujam.
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