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Kapp: Mathew Thomas, Basil Joseph-Starrer to be a Sports Drama, Says Director

Kapp, the upcoming Malayalam film led by Mathew Thomas is set to be a sports drama, director Sanju V Samuel tells Silverscreen India. 


The shooting of the film was wrapped up earlier this week and the post-production is underway. “We have started the edit works parallelly during the filming and now we are at the final leg of editing. Dubbing will commence soon,” Samuel adds. 

Produced by Allwin Antony and presented by Ananya Films, Kapp also features Basil Joseph, Guru Somasundaram, Namitha Pramod, Anand Roshan and Riya Shibu.

In conversation with Silverscreen India, Samuel, who is making his directorial debut with Kapp, says, “Set in Idukki’s countryside, Kapp follows a young boy (Thomas) and his family, who are very passionate about badminton. Somasundaram plays Mathew’s father and Basil essays the role of his brother. All the characters in the film have layers and have a storyline of their own.” 

Samuel adds that he chose badminton as it is one of his favourite sports and because football and cricket are explored a lot in Malayalam cinema. 

“I got the idea for Kapp before Covid-19 lockdown. That was when writers Akhilesh Latharaj and Denson Durom approached me with another project. When I told them about this sports drama they liked it and agreed to work on the screenplay. I had worked earlier with producer Alwin and he agreed to back the film, after I pitched it to him.”

He notes that they had to defer the shooting, owing to the pandemic-induced restrictions, and they used that time to enhance the story. Later, in November 2021, pre-production began and the film went on floors in February 2022. It was predominantly shot in Adimali, Idukki and a few portions in Ernakulam. 


Speaking about the casting, Samuel says that they wanted a class 12 boy for the lead role and Thomas was a good option as he is popular within that age-group of artists. Though Basil’s role was decided earlier, they chose Somasundaram after seeing his performance in Minnal Murali. 

“The film will cater to both youngsters and family audiences. Kapp’s music and the background score are composed by Shaan Rahman. I wanted him to do the music as he will be able to bring the apt flavour of the film. There are five songs in the film, out of which one is a recreation of an old Malayalam melody.”

Sanju had previously worked as an assistant director in films such as Om Shanthi Oshana, Amar Akbar Anthony and Oru Second Class Yathra.