Kapatadhaari Proves Itself To Be A Worthy Telugu Remake Of A Kannada Blockbuster

Kapatadhaari Proves Itself To Be A Worthy Telugu Remake Of A Kannada Blockbuster

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By Ajay Mudunuri19 February, 2021 2 min read
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Kapatadhaari Proves Itself To Be A Worthy Telugu Remake Of A Kannada Blockbuster

Kapatadhaari is a remake of the 2019 superhit Kannada movie titled Kavaludaari. Featuring Sumanth and Nanditha Swetha in lead roles, the movie was also made in Tamil and is titled Kabadadaari. Bankrolled by G Dhananjayan and Lalitha Dhananjayan under Creative Entertainers and Distributors banner, the music and background score is composed by Simon K King, and the cinematography is handled by Rasamathi. Touted to be a thriller genre with a universal appeal, the movie is rightly being made in all major languages. Let us see the merits and demerits of Kapatadhaari.

Kapatadhaari is a well-etched crime drama

Gautham (Sumanth) is a traffic cop and is fed up with his routine work. He aspires to be in the crime wing and starts approaching his higher officials. He finds 3 unidentified skulls under his jurisdiction. As the police department neglects the case, he digs deeper and unearths a conspiracy dated 40 years back. Is this case still relevant? How is Ranjan (Nassar) and Jayaprakash (Kumar/Rayudu) linked to this case? To know all these and much more interesting twists and turns, you must watch Kapatadhaari

Sumanth, along with Nassar and Jaya Prakash, leads the show

Sumanth has the knack of selecting novel scripts and Kapatadhaari joins the list. He played the role of a traffic cop with ease and perfection. He must be commended for not going over the top and full marks for his subtle performance. He is pitch-perfect in the role of a sincere cop who is looking to solve the crime with the help of retired inspector Ranjit (Nasser) and journalist GK (Jaya Prakash). Among the rest of the cast, Nassar and Jaya Prakash were superb. Nanditha Swetha did a commendable job as the lead heroine. However, her screen time is limited. The rest of the actors were apt in their respective characters.

Pradeep Krishnamoorthy manages to pull off some edge-of-the-seat moments

Director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy had a good script and pulled it off really well. His direction needs special mention, especially towards the latter half. The way all the missing dots are connected is praiseworthy. The revelation of all the missing skulls during the last half-hour is the major takeaway of Kapatadhaari. Simon L King’s music and background score gel well with the plot. Rasamthi’s visuals are splendid. Praveen KL’s editing is perfect. The production values are top-notch.


Kapatadhaari is yet another crime thriller that keeps you hooked till the last minute. While the first half could have been more engaging, the last half hour makes you forget all the negative factors. If you are a fan of crime thrillers, this is a must-watch.

Director: Pradeep Krishnamoorthy
Writer: Hemanth Rao
Cast: Sumanth, Nandhita Swetha, Nassar, Jayaprakash, Venella Kishore, Suman Ranganathan, J Satish Kumar
Music: Simon K King
Background score: Simon K King
Cinematography: Rasamathi
Language: Telugu

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