Kaappaan is easily one of the most expected films of the year as it has the Tamil star Suriya and the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in the star cast directed by KV Anand. Interestingly, this is the first time they are sharing the screen space.
With the film gearing up for release on August 30, the makers are planning for a grand audio launch event in Chennai on July 21 which will be graced by Super Star Rajinikanth and maverick director Shankar.
It may be noted Rajinikanth, Shankar and KV Anand had collaborated for Sivaji which released back in 2007 while, Rajinikanth is currently working with Lyca Productions for Darbar and Shankar is collaborating again with Lyca Productions for Indian 2.
The film has been scripted jointly by director KV Anand and veteran writer Pattukottai Prabhakar with the former wielding the megaphone for it. 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. Arya plays Mohanlal's son in this film.
The film also stars, Sayyeshaa along with Bollywood actor Boman Irani,Prem, Cirag Jani, Poorna and Mayilsami and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles.
Harris Jayaraj is the music composer for this flick with Abhinandan Ramanujam roped in as the cinematographer and editing are done by Anthony. It may be mentioned here that MS Prabhu had worked as the cinematographer for the first schedule but had to opt out for various reasons was he was replaced by Abhinandan Ramanujam. Being bankrolled by A Subashkaran on a huge budget under his banner Lyca Productions and the film is touted to be the costliest project in Suriyaâ€™s career.
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