Captain is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language biographical sports drama film written and directed by Prajesh Sen in his directorial debut. The film is about V. P. Sathyan, former captain of the India national football team, with Jayasurya portraying him. It also stars Anu Sithara, Renji Panicker, Siddique, Deepak Parambol, Saiju Kurup, Kamal Varadoor and Lakshmi Sharma. Jayasurya won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film.
Based on the life of former India national football team captain V. P. Sathyan, who, owning a good career history, committed suicide in 2006, Jayasurya announced the film in October 2016, with debutant Prajesh Sen as director and T. L. George of Goodwill Entertainments as producer. It began filming in early April 2017 in Kozhikode. A Santhosh Trophy match sequence was shot at Calicut University Stadium in Thenhipalam, during which Jayasurya injured his right leg, leading to a stay of filming for one week.
Directed by Prajesh Sen
Written by Prajesh Sen
Produced by T. L. George
Starring Jayasurya, Anu Sithara, Renji Panicker, Deepak Parambol, Saiju Kurup, Siddique
Cinematography Roby varghese Raj
Edited by Bijith Bala
Music by Gopi Sundar
Production Goodwill Entertainments
Distributed by Anto Joseph Film Company & Popcorn Entertainments Australia
Release date 16 February 2018
Running time 144 minutes