The first cut of Kapatadhaari was screened for actor Sumanth Kumar who have given a positive feedback, producer G Dhananjayan announced on social media
Talking to Silverscreen India, Dhananjayan said: “We are ready with the Telugu film Kapatadhaari and it was screened for Sumanth and his team at Hyderabad. We wanted his opinion and he said he is happy with the outcome especially with the screenplay and the background music. We made the film with a lot of passion and are now looking forward to completing all the business activity.”
Screened First copy of @iSumanth ‘s #Kapatadhaari at Hyderabad ☠️ Very happy with the positive feedback. Thank you Team@directorpradeep @actornasser @Nanditasweta @simonkking @bhashyasree@vamsikaka @PRORekha @CreativeEnt4 @adityamusic 👍👍👍 Gearing up for release soon 💐🙏 pic.twitter.com/Ji3i61tDOY
— Dr. Dhananjayan BOFTA (@Dhananjayang) October 9, 2020
When asked about the tentative release date of the film, he said that the team was looking for a Diwali release. The poster of the film was released by Naga Chaitanya, portraying Sumanth as a traffic cop.
The film features an ensemble cast of Nasser, Nandita Swetha, Jayaprakash, Vennela Kishore, Suman Ranganath, and Sampath. It is produced by G Dhananjayan under Creative Entertainers and Distributors and the music is composed by Simon K King. Rasamathi has handled the cinematography.
The film is simultaneously being released in Tamil, and will have Sibiraj reprising the lead role. Helmed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, the film has Nandita Swetha playing the female lead. Suman Ranganathan, Nasser, and Jayaprakash will play key roles in the Tamil version too. The films are remakes of hit Kannada film Kaavaludaari, with Anant Nag playing the lead role.
Producer Dhananjayan has reiterated that the team will release both the films after the first or second week of re-opening of theatres. He had previously talked about losing almost Rs 1 crore due to the lockdown and halt in shooting. Both the films have wrapped up their shooting and are in the last stages of few formalities.
Apart from Kapatadhaari, Sumanth will reportedly reprise the lead role in the Telugu remake of Malayalam film Padayottam. An official confirmation on the same is awaited.