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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'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"
'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.
'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."
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."
'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."
'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"
'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!"
'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.
'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"
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.”
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”.
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.”
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'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.
'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.”
Arya thanks KV Anand and Suriya
#KaappaanFromToday Thanks @anavenkat sir @Suriya_offl sir and @LycaProductions for making me a part of a great film 👍👍Wishing me and the entire team super success 🤗🤗🤗👍 watch the movie only in theatres 🎭 @Mohanlal @sayyeshaa @KiranDrk @bomanirani pic.twitter.com/LA68BLmQMv— Arya (@arya_offl) September 20, 2019
KV Anand heaps praise on Suriya
In a conversation with Indianexpress.com, 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."
Sayyeshaa asks fans to show love and support to Kaappan
#KaappaanFromToday #Kaappaan— Sayyeshaa (@sayyeshaa) September 20, 2019
Please show us all your love and support by going and watching the movie in theatres only! Can’t wait to hear your reactions! Thank you @anavenkat sir for giving this wonderful opportunity! @Suriya_offl @arya_offl @Jharrisjayaraj @LycaProductions 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Y7npMGKyMV
“#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.
'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.”
@aravinddgreat tweeted, “#Kaappaan okaish movie, poor execution, clumsy screenplay, below average songs, bgm . @Suriya_offl one man show, arya okay , mohanlal gud, (2/5).”
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.”
'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.”
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.”
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 sir....my all time favorite Lalettan @Mohanlal, brother @arya_offl ...for a super duper success with #KAAPPAAN!!!," he tweeted.
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.”