Director KV Anand’s Suriya-starrer Kaappaan will release on September 30. The film was initially scheduled for August 30, but has reportedly been pushed to avoid clash with Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Saaho, which releases in Telugu, Hindi and Tamil.
Lyca Productions announced the news yesterday, and said that the Telugu version of Kaappaan, titled Bandobast, will also have a grand release on the same day.
Here is a BIG announcement ?? #Kaappaan will release world-wide grandly on 20th September.#KaappaanOnSept20@Suriya_offl @anavenkat @Jharrisjayaraj @sayyeshaa @arya_offl @bomanirani @Mohanlal @SonyMusicSouth @SunTV pic.twitter.com/CUYIvhJjgl
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) August 4, 2019
Kaappaan stars Mohanlal, Sayyesha, Boman Irani, Arya and Samutharakani among others. The film’s audio was launched at a grand function in Chennai recently, with Rajinikanth, director Shankar and lyricist Vairamuthu as chief guests.
The music is by Harris Jayaraj, who is working with Suriya and KV Anand for the third time after Ayan and Maattraan, which were both hit albums. The first song, titled ‘Siriki’ from the film, sung by Senthil Ganesh and Ramani Ganesh, with lyrics by S Gnanakaravel, released amidst high expectations, and ‘Vinnil Vinmeen’, ‘Hey Amigo’, ‘Kurilae Kurilae’, ‘Machan Inga Vandhira’ have all been trending.
The film is in post-production stages and both Mohanlal and Suriya have started dubbing for their portions in Tamil. The political thriller sees Suriya playing multiple characters including a bomber, a government official and a farmer. Mohanlal plays a prime minister, Boman Irani is a politician. Sayyesshaa is an agent tracking Suriya, and Arya plays her lover.
The film is written by KV Anand along with Pattukkottai Prabakar, the crime and thriller novelist who has worked on films such as Imaikka Nodigal, Samurai, Kandaen Kadhalai and more. This said to be Suriya’s most expensive film till date, and also marks Mohanlal’s return to Tamil cinema. Cinematography is by Abhinandan Ramanujam and MS Prabhu and editing by Anthony.
Meanwhile, Suriya, who was last seen in NGK is also busy with the shoot for Soorarai Pottru directed by Sudha Kongara, and Mohanlal has Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham and Empuraan under production.