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Kaaval preview: All you need to know about Suresh Gopi and Nithin Renji Panicker’s family-drama thriller

The film, which has Suresh Gopi and Renji Panicker in lead roles, is set to hit theatres on November 25

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Nov 24, 2021
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After a gap of almost two years, Suresh Gopi is all set to return to the silver screen in an action avatar through director Nithin Renji Panicker’s movie Kaaval, which also stars Renji Panicker in a pivotal role.

The movie has Suresh Gopi and Renji Panicker play friends-turned-foes Thampan and Antony, respectively. According to the initial plan, Nithin was planning to rope in Lal for the role of Antony but due to the scheduling conflicts of the actor, he opted for Renji to play the part.

What is Kaaval’s story?

The movie revolves around the two characters – Thampan and Antony – who have a falling out in their younger years. However, decades later, when Antony and his family face a grave threat, they reach out to Thampan to help protect them. Thampan, however, has left his old ways, but does he have enough strength to defend the family from those who are trying to prey on them?

Who is directing Kaaval?

Kaaval marks the second directorial of Nithin Renji Panicker after the controversial Mammootty-starrer Kasaba. The filmmaker had initially approached Suresh Gopi to direct the sequel of Joshiy’s Lelam and had even roped in Renji Panicker to script the film. However, after plans didn’t materialise, Suresh Gopi and the director decided to keep the sequel on the backburner and proceed with Kaaval.

The family-drama, which also has action scenes, will have Suresh Gopi and Renji Panicker essaying two phases in their characters’ lives. Incidentally, this isn’t the first time Renji Panicker is acting with Suresh Gopi; the duo had shared screen space in previous films such as Commissioner and Ekalavyan even though it had the latter in cameo roles.

The movie’s director also said that though the film is a family-drama-action movie, it also does justice to Suresh Gopi’s image as an action hero and would satisfy the superstar’s fans.

Who is acting in Kaaval?

Apart from Suresh Gopi and Renji Panicker, the film also has Rachel David, Muthumani, Evan Anil, Suresh Krishna and Shankar Ramakrishnan as part of the cast. Ranjin Raj has composed the music of the film, which has Nikhil S Praveen as its cinematographer.

Where to watch Kaaval?

Kaaval, which completed its shoot early this year before the second pandemic lockdown, is set to hit theatres on November 25. The movie will have a worldwide release and special shows have been arranged across theatres in Kerala to make room for the Suresh Gopi-starrer. The film is expected to release on OTTs after 41 days according to the stipulation by Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce.


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