The film is directed by Joshiy and written by RJ Shaan
Suresh Gopi has always been a crime-thriller, cop-drama specialist over the years and audiences got to witness a vintage avatar of the Malayalam star through his release Paappan last year. The Joshiy directorial earned decent responses from audiences and critics alike. After impressing Malayalam audiences, the thriller is now coming to entertain Telugu crowds on OTT.
Noted OTT platform ETV Win, owned by the Eenadu group, has acquired the streaming rights of Paappan’s Telugu version. Nearly a year after its theatrical run in Malayalam, the streamer decided to premiere the film in Telugu this Friday. Neeta Pillai, Asha Sharath, Nyla Usha, Ajmal Ameer, Rahul Madhav, Vijaya Raghavan played other crucial roles in the film written by RJ Shaan.
The story commences when the modus operandi of a crime resembles that of a serial killer, who was only recently released from prison. A former circle inspector Abraham Mathan Mathew is roped in as a consultant by the police chief. The earlier case, however, affected Abraham’s life – both professionally and personally. His estranged daughter and police officer Vincy is now leading the case.
The new case leads to Abraham reopening old wounds while also trying to patch up their broken relationship. As the number of victims rise, Abraham and Vincy must work together to track down the serial killer and find the motive. David Kachappilly and Raaffi Mathirra originally bankrolled the film under David Kachappilly Productions and Iffaar Media. Jakes Bejoy scored the music.
Ajay David Kachappilly is the cinematographer for the film edited by Shyam Sasidharan. Nimesh. M. Thanoor is the art director. The Malayalam version of the film can also streamed on ZEE5. “Paappan is a welcome return to form by Suresh Gopi and Joshiy. The crime drama, despite its three-hour duration, has twists to keep you interested,” OTTplay.com's critic wrote about the film.