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Kaappaan movie review and release LIVE UPDATES: Suriya film off to a slow start

Kaappaan movie review and release live updates: Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Kaappaan, starring Suriya, Mohanlal, Sayyeshaa, Boman Irani, Arya and Samuthirakani among others.

Written by Antara Chakraborthy | Chennai | Updated: September 20, 2019 5:00:29 pm
Suriya and Mohanlal in Kaapaan Kaappaan review: A lot is riding on this KV Anand film as it may give the much-needed break to Suriya.

Kaappaan, which is Tamil for ‘protector’, has hit screens worldwide today amid a lot of expectations. Starring Suriya in the lead role, the film is written and directed by ace filmmaker KV Anand. The Telugu version of the film titled Bandobast also hit the screens today. The combined screen count of Tamil and Telugu versions is pegged at more than 3,500 screens.

A lot is riding on this film as it may give the much-needed break to Suriya. The performance of Suriya’s last two films (Thaanaa Serndha Koottam and NGK) did not live up to the expectations at the box office. And his third collaboration with Anand is expected to help the actor bounce back from the rough patch.

KV Anand made everyone in the industry sit up and take notice of his work after Ayan, which is one of the biggest hits in Suriya’s career. After the 2009 runway hit, the actor-director duo collaborated for Maattrraan, which saw Suriya play the role of conjoined twins.

Anand has put together a solid star cast for his latest outing with Suriya. The film stars Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in one of the key roles. The Pulimurugan star has played the role of the Prime Minister of India in the film that follows the scarifies and risks that members of the Special Protection Group (SPG) take guarding very important politicians and bureaucrats.

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    17:00 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Watch Kaappaan song Hey Amigo

    16:38 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Tight screenplay with amazing music'

    Vignesh Shivan shared on Twitter, "Wishing an all centre blockbuster ! For all the hard work from the entire team 🥳😇 getting ready to see a charismatic @Suriya_offl sir in a tight screenplay wit some amazing music from  @Jharrisjayaraj produced by @LycaProductions 🥳😇👏🏻 congrats  @sayyeshaa @arya_offl @KiranDrk"

    15:50 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Suriya gives his 100% commitment'

    "@Suriya_offl gives his 100% commitment. Perfect fitness as the SPG commando, high energy in the action, intense serious performance, having fun in some jolly moments - he showcases all his skills. And, nice of him to share the space with so many other key characters. True to his usual journalistic style, #KVA touches upon real world issues (cross border terrorism, farmers probs, organic farming, dangers to our farming lands etc). He packages it in his typical commercial form & cooks it in an old school flavor with middling results," Kaushik LM said via Twitter.

    15:18 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Vijay Deverakonda on Kaappaan
    14:46 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Kaappaan feels dated and devoid of any original insight'

    Journalist Sridevi Sreedhar wrote on Twitter, "#Kaappaan : It’s a disappointment from a team capable of so much more. The film feels dated and devoid of any original insight."

    14:28 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Dhanush on Kaappaan

    Dhanush posted on Twitter, "Wishing beloved @Suriya_offl sir , most respected @Mohanlal sir , @arya_offl brother , @LycaProductions and my fav @anavenkat sir for a great success on the release of kaappaan today. Pls watch it in theatres. Say no to piracy."

    14:09 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'A good entertainer'

    Ramesh Bala took to Twitter and wrote, "#Kaappaan [3.25/5] : A good entertainer that throws light on #SPG functioning with a message about the importance of farming. As always, @Suriya_offl is sincere and has given more than 100%. He is perfect as the #SPG commando."

    13:48 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Outdated story and screenplay'

    A user @crickarthi shared on Twitter, "#Kaappaan - decent 1st half and below average 2nd half. Not much scope for the story. Twists are predictable. Suriya has worked hard for the film but kv anand failed with a outdated story and screenplay. You'l be disappointed if ur in with expectations"

    13:29 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Suriya’s hard work goes in vain'

    A user @ItzJananii tweeted, "#Kaappaan - Yet another project whr Suriya’s hardwork goes in vain. He looks dashing, Mohanlal’s charm helps. Arya & Sayeesha dummy. Weak Villain character. Action blocks r gud. Poor Songs, Visuals, Writing. KVA has touched too many social issues & made it clumpsy. Underwhelming!"

    13:15 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'A decently executed action thriller'

    "#Kaappaan - A decently executed action thriller from @anavenkat that has @Suriya_offl in prime form, essaying the role of a SPG commando quite convincingly. Couple of action stretches stand out in an otherwise tried-and-tested but entertaining narrative that has its highs & lows," jouranlist Haricharan Pudipeddi said via Twitter.

    12:44 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Suriya is excellent'

    User @iAyaz99 posted on Twitter, "#Kaappaan From action, dialogue, twists, turns, music, information, messages, emotions, etc. this one has it all!! The performance of each character was fantastic & Suriya was just excellent !! Excellent picturization/making from KV & osm BGM from HJ !! Rating: 3.75/5"

    12:28 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Director Shakti Soundar Rajan offers his best wishes for Kaappaan

    Tik Tik Tik Director Shakti Soundar Rajan wrote on Twitter, “Best wishes for #Kaappaan @Suriya_offl sir, @arya_offl bro and @sayyeshaa !! @anavenkat @LycaProductions.”

    12:18 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Actor Sathish wishes Kaappaan team

    Actor Sathish tweeted, “Best wishes to our @Suriya_offl sir @Mohanlal sir @arya_offl darling @sayyeshaa @anavenkat sir @premkumaractor bro @LycaProductions and #Kaappaan team. Releasing today. Watch in theatres”.

    12:08 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Well-made film'

    User @rahulmanidravid wrote on Twitter, “#Kaappaan is a well made film with a perfect blend of all elements. That's aptly fit for Thalaivar @Suriya_offl Style, Action & dance is a treat to watch on big screen. @anavenkat sir screenplay racy with twists & turns at the right time. #KaappaanFDFS #KaapppaanBlockbuster.”

    11:58 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Kaappaan trailer

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    11:48 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Doesn't make a strong mark'

    “It is rare to see #KVAnand giving us a 'Connect Illadha' commercial movie. Plenty of social issues discussed, but nothing make a strong mark. We don't get to feel for the characters and react for the twists. Flat #Kaappaan #KaappaanFDFS #KaappaanReview,” tweeted  @MovieReviewRam.

    11:38 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Actor Chirag Jani catches Kaappaan FDFS in Chennai
    11:28 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Best Suriya movie in recent times'

    @Safreez_Madurai took to Twitter to share, “Best @Suriya_offl anna movie in recent times..- Screenplay  - BGM - Suriya's acting Etc.. Thank you team @anavenkat @LycaProductions @arya_offl @Mohanlal @sayyeshaa @KiranDrk #KaappaanFDFS #KaappaanReview.”

    11:18 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Arya thanks KV Anand and Suriya
    11:08 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    KV Anand heaps praise on Suriya

    In a conversation with, director KV Anand told us how actor Suriya has evovled as an actor. He said, “Suriya never oversells his performance. He understands every little detail that goes into the script. I see him work and improvise on his characters constantly in front of the mirror. He is apt as an SPG commando, and so is Mohanlal, who plays the Prime Minister in Kaappaan. As for Lalettan, he is a realistic actor. No matter where he is in the frame, he gives perfect shots."

    10:58 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Sayyeshaa asks fans to show love and support to Kaappan
    10:48 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Blockbuster material'

    “#Kaappaan-Done Watching Pakka commercial entertainer from @anavenkat. this movie will reach all center audience for SURE. Padam Fulla Jet Speed Lag nu Edhum Therila & so many TWISTS "PURE BLOCKBUSTER MATERIAL" #KaappaanFDFS #KaappaanReview #KaappaanFromToday @Suriya_offl,” tweeted @Rag_ivan.

    10:38 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Brilliant performance by Suriya'

    @itisannamalai wrote on Twitter, “#Kaappaan Good effort from @anavenkat & @LycaProductions to give a Action drama Thriller and @Suriya_offl performance was brilliant @Mohanlal adds huge advantage to movie in his extended cameo✌ ▶on the whole #Kaappaan Gives a okayish feel ◀ #KaappaanFDFS #suriya.”

    10:28 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Clumsy screenplay'

    @aravinddgreat tweeted, “#Kaappaan okaish movie,  poor execution, clumsy screenplay, below average songs, bgm . @Suriya_offl one man show, arya okay , mohanlal gud, (2/5).”

    10:18 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Archana hopes Kaappaan dominates box office

    AGS Entertainment’s Archana Kalpathy took to Twitter to wish the Kaappan team good luck. She tweeted, “All the very best @LycaProductions @anavenkat sir and cast and crew of #Kaappaan for a great outing at the boxoffice today.”

    10:08 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    'Good commercial movie'

    User @lakshman273 tweeted, “#KaappaanFDFS #காப்பான்திருவிழாஆரம்பம்  Loved the movie. Stylish commercial entertainer! @Suriya_offl looked good throughout! Second half was soooo good! Great commercial movie @anavenkat @LycaProductions #Kaappaan @rajsekarpandian.”

    09:58 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Director Pandiraj wishes luck to the entire team of Kaappaan

    Director Pandiraj of Pasanga-fame tweeted, “#KaappaanFromToday Wish you all the best to whole team... Have a  grand success @Suriya_offl sir @anavenkat sir @Mohanlal sir @thondankani Annan @arya_offl bro @sayyeshaa & @LycaProductions.”

    09:48 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Director Arun Vaidyanathan wishes Kaappaan Team

    Achchamundu! Achchamundu! director Arun Vaidyanathan wished Suriya and Kaappaan team good luck. “All the best to fantastic person, super actor @Suriya_offl sir and #KVAnand all time favorite Lalettan @Mohanlal, brother @arya_offl ...for a super duper success with #KAAPPAAN!!!," he tweeted. 

    09:38 (IST)20 Sep 2019
    Actor Karthi wishes Suriya luck

    Actor Karthi took to Twitter to wish his elder brother Suriya and fans, “Wishing the very best for Anna and fans! Waiting to watch the magnificent cast in this huge film!! Good luck to @Mohanlal sir @arya_offl @anavenkat and @LycaProductions #Kaappaan #releasingtoday.”

    Judging from the trailer of Kaappaan, Suriya looks the part of a high-ranking SPF officer. The film also stars Sayyeshaa, Boman Irani, Chirag Jani, Jaydev Poorna and Samuthirakani among others. Arya was the last member to join the cast as he was roped in to play the role, which was initially earmarked for Telugu actor Allu Sirish.