Kaappaan, directed by KV Anand, is 37th project of Suriya, who was last seen in Selvaraghavan’s NGK. KV Anand and Suriya have earlier worked on Ayyan and Maattran. While the former was a blockbuster, the latter was a box-office dud.
In Kaappaan, Suriya shares screen space with Mohanlal for the first time. From the teaser that was released in April, we understand the Malayalam superstar plays the Prime Minister of India and Suriya will be seen as a special agent.
Kaappaan boasts of an ensemble star cast that includes Boman Irani, Sayyeshaa, Arya and Samuthirakani.
Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, this Suriya-starrer has music by Harris Jayaraj and cinematography by Prabhu.
Superstar Rajinikanth, director Shankar and lyricist Vairamuthu also graced the audio launch of Kaappaan.
According to sources, the film may release on August 30.
Read all the updates from Kaappaan audio launch.
Rajinikanth on KV Anand
.@rajinikanth reveals a project with #KVAnand was on the cards, but it didn't materialise #Rajinikanth praises @anavenkat's script judgement as the cinematographer was convinced @shankarshanmugh's #Sivaji would be a hit #KaappaanAudioLaunch #KaappaanAudioLaunchOn21stJuly pic.twitter.com/KFpI6dNrD4— CinemaExpress (@XpressCinema) July 21, 2019
Suriya on KV Anand
"KV Anand is an important director for me as he changed my career with Ayan. It is my pleasure to work with him again and I hope Kaappaan will satisfy the expectation of fans," says Suriya.
'Suriya is getting younger year by year'
"People say Suriya's father Sivakumar is still young. But Suriya is getting younger year by year. I hope Kaappaan will be a great mass film for him," says Shankar
Mohanlal on Suriya
"I have not seen such a dedicated and passionate actor in my 40 years experience," says Mohanlal.
Listen to Kaappaan song Kurilae Kurilae
Listen to Kaappaan song Machan Inga Vandhira
Listen to Kaappaan song Hey Amigo
Listen to Kaappaan song Vinnil Vinmeen
'Vairamuthu has written a song similar to the national anthem'
“Vairamuthu sir has written a song similar to the national anthem. Thanks for the fantastic song, sir. Very thrilled to see Suriya's growth as an actor,” says Harris Jayaraj.
'Kaappaan is going to be a feast'
“Lal sir is my favourite actor. I was very happy to know Suriya is acting in a film that Lal sir is a part of. After a long time, Shankar sir and Superstar have come together on a stage. I am excited. KV Anand is a director who never takes his audience for granted. Kaappaan is going to be a feast. Thanks to all my Annan's anbana fans. More than I love my brother, his fans love him,” says Karthi.
KV Anand on Kaappaan music
“Five songs in this album are different from each other. Credit equally goes to Vairamuthu for breaking down complex lyrical meanings into simple ones,” say KV Anand.
'Suriya's NEET policy is a huge welcome change'
“Suriya's NEET policy is a huge welcome change. If Rajinikanth had spoken the same, it would have reached Modi's ears,” says Kabilan.
'Suriya is an understanding actor'
“Very honoured to have Superstar and Shankar with us today. Got my first encouragement to step into fine arts from Sivakumar sir. Mohanlal is a spontaneous and a non-camera conscious actor. He plays the PM. No actor other than Mohanlal could have pulled off this role. Suriya doesn't think of anything else when he is on the sets. He has such unflinching commitment and passion towards cinema. He is hard working and an understanding actor. Arya okayed the role in five minutes. Sayyeshaa is an underrated heroine. She grasps things quickly. Samuthirakani has lived this role. Watch out for this scene where he proposes to a girl,” says KV Anand.
'Kaappaan is a fantastic title'
“Kaappaan is a fantastic title. The word was introduced by Tiruvalluvar. Kudos to whoever titled the film so,” says Vairamuthu.
'Harris works to make all songs in an album a hit'
“KV Anand never ceases to update himself. Always a pleasure to write songs for his films. Suriya is a socially conscious actor and a fine human being. Harris is a hat trick music composer who works to make all songs in an album a hit,” says Vairamuthu.
Arya proposes to Sayyeshaa again!
Arya proposes to Sayyeshaa and asks, 'Will you marry me again?' She happily nods her head.
'KV Anand's eyes are the perfect lenses'
“Kaappaan is an important film in my career. Dream come true for me. KV Anand's eyes are the perfect lenses. Mohanlal is a warm person. Arya is a supporting and encouraging husband. Harris sir has given me the best songs. Suriya sir is a gentleman and a hardworking actor,” says Sayyeshaa.
It is a beautiful feeling to work with my life partner: Arya
“Kaappaan is the 9th collaboration between Harris Jayaraj and Suriya. I wish Kaappaan becomes a huge hit. Harris sir was the music director of my first film, Ullam Kekume. For long, I have been wanting to work with KV Anand sir. Glad it got materialised via Kaappaan. Today Suriya is a successful star. But behind that, there is a lot of hard work, dedication and commitment. Mohanlal sir is vera level. I had an opportunity to share screen space with veterans. Lucky to work with Sayyeshaa. It is a beautiful feeling to work with my life partner. I should thank Suriya sir for all the advice he gave on marriage. Both Suriya sir and Jo ma'am have been the biggest inspiration,” says Arya.
Sivakumar on Kaappaan director KV Anand
“KV Anand is a versatile filmmaker-cinematographer. He has worked as a photo journalist for four years. He won the National Award for his first film. He has also been a cameraman for Rajini's Sivaji. Maattrraan should have been a hit. But it wasn’t. When KV Anand was 10, he got a prize from me for a painting competition. He won the third prize, I remember,” says Sivakumar.
'Kaappaan is a beautiful journey'
“Kaappaan is a beautiful journey. Working with Lalettan was like being with five elements of nature. He is so energetic. Suriya has always been concerned about the education of youth. And whenever we have had conversations, he kept expressing them to me,” says Samuthirakani.