KV Anand’s Kaappaan not only features a stellar cast, but also has them playing exciting characters in the film. In a recent video interview, actors Mohanlal and Suriya, who have pivotal roles in the film, revealed the characters that they are playing.
While Mohanlal plays the Prime Minister of the country, Suriya will be a Special Protection (SPG) Officer in the film. The SPG forces are a part of the armed forces of the country specially designated to protect the prime minister.
In the interview, while Mohanlal remained mum about the film, it was Suriya who took the liberty to divulge details about the characters they were playing.
Stating that he could confirm media reports that had leaked the information, he admitted that he was indeed playing a first rank SPG officer while Mohanlal would be the PM.
Kaappan, which is set to release during a holiday weekend in August or September, also has Boman Irani, Arya, Sayyeshaa and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. The film is produced by Lyca and will have Harris Jayaraj compose music. The film has been scripted jointly by the director and veteran writer Pattukottai Prabhakar. Abhinandan Ramanujam is the cinematographer and the editing is done by Anthony. It may be mentioned here that MS Prabhu had worked as the cinematographer for the first schedule but he had to opt out for various reasons and was replaced by Abhinandan Ramanujam.
The exact date of the film is yet to be locked, Suriya added.
It was in February that Mohanlal completed shooting his portions in the film. According to reports, Mohanlal, in addition to being the PM, is Arya’s father in the film.
Kaappaan originally starred Telugu actor Allu Sirish in a crucial role. However, Sirish later chose to exit from the project and stated his reasons via a statement.