Kaappaan, featuring Suriya in the lead, written and directed by KV Anand has hit the screens today (September 20) with a lot of expectations as the earlier movie of Suriya did not get a warm reception from either of his fans or critics.
The movie also features stars such as Arya, his wife Sayeesha, Thalaivasi Vijay, Poorna, Samuthirakani and Boman Irani. Besides the cast includes Malayalam superstar Mohan Lal, for whom his part was a cakewalk. Famously called Lal Ettan, he has played the role of India’s Prime Minister, who is ready to go to any extent for the sake of his nation and he favours the unsung heroes who work selflessly for the nation.
Abhishek Chandrakanth Varma (Arya), son of Chandrakanth Varma (Mohan Lal) is a casual, easy-going youngster, who admires his father and his profession, but does not wish to step into his shoes. Later, when he is pushed into the corner, he falls in line and follows the footsteps of his father placing the nation and its people above self.
Suriya, a village farmer, believes in traditions. He works as an undercover agent and wards of various threats faced by the nation. The first-half of the movie deals with his past life, which keeps the audience glued to their seats. The second-half turns out to be an action-packed thriller though the duration appears to be longer than necessary.
The film provides a peek into the functioning of the Special Protection Group (SPG), the armed force mandated to secure the lives of serving PMs and former PMs and their families.
Samuthirakani too plays a role that is similar to that of Suriya. Mohan Lal as the prime minister is found to be presiding over meetings, which leads to the plot getting thickened.
KV Anand, and Suriya have teamed up for the third time for an action-packed venture. The movie has the usual item numbers and songs that aren’t impressive. Harris Jayaraj has scored the music while Anthony has edited the film.
Though it may delight the fans of Suriya, the film appears to be an old wine in a new bottle.