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16 Feb, 2018
2 hrs 25 mins
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The film chronicles the life of V.P Sathyan, former captain of the India national football team, who was one of the footballers who brought plenty of laurels for the beautiful game in India.
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Verdict: Attention to detail and the crew`s dedication serve as the highlights of this biopic. Captain is a tribute to one of India`s football legends, V. P. Sathyan. Jayasurya shines in the biopic, which traces Sathyan`s captaincy and career through his victories and fails. Touted as one of Mollywood`s most expensive films ever, Prajesh Sen`s []... ...Read full review
When coach Jaffar (Renji Panicker) says, Oru Kalikarante Melvilasom Maidanam Aanu (The football field is the address of a player), it encapsulates the essence of a footballers philosophy. Journalist-turned filmmaker Prajesh Sens debut directorial, Captain, refreshes the memory of football fans about the legend called Sathyan while for the uninitiated, it gives a good insight into the life of the unsung hero, who committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in Chennai. ...Read full review
Written and directed by Prajesh Sen, versatile actor Jayasurya plays the title role while Anu Sithara plays Anitha Sathyan, V P Sathyan`s wife. The film is a visual window into the life of the Indian Captain who was born to V P Gopalan Nair and Narayani Amma, married to Anitha and had a daughter named Athira. Captain is about V P Sathyan`s personal life, his struggles, depression and finally, death. ...Read full review
Captain is a biopic and it takes us through the life of VP Sathyan, one of the finest sportsmen that Kerala have produced. The film moves through the different phases of the life of the person, whose contributions to the game of football are priceless. ...Read full review
There is no denying in the fact that the earnestness Jayasurya brings in, in his portrayal of a struggling football player is commendable. But debutante director Prajesh Sens scripting of Captain, a biopic on Indian football team captain VP Sathyan is focusing too much on the setbacks this man faced, rather than giving equal space to his accomplishments. ...Read full review
Captain is undoubtedly more than a tribute to V P Sathyan, former Indian football team captain, who ended his life in front of a speeding train in July 2016. The film is a paean to a life that the one who lived it considered a failure. ...Read full review
Captain opens with the news report of Sathyans tragic death. The rest of the movie is about how and why Sathyan, a true sportsman who loved his game with all his heart, ended his life in front of a speeding train in the most engaging way possible. The many episodes of Sathyans eventful life which was a high rollercoaster ride spanning across different football grounds and his personal battles with life are so finely portrayed and it is indeed a tribute to the unsung hero of Indian football. ...Read full review
An Excellent Tribute to Sathyan! The tale of unsong legend in Indian football, WeVP Sathyan, thats Captain. Jayasurya with his career best performance shines as Indias one of the best captain of all time VP Sathyan. Jayasurya was so successful in all the departments of the movie by portraying his success and failures though out his career and life. The movie was produced by TL George under the banner of Goodwill Entertainments was directed by Prajesh Sen with lead roles Anu Sithara, Renji Panicker, Siddique, Deepak Parambol and Saiju Kurup. ...Read full review