Kaapa is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Shaji Kailas and written by G. R. Indugopan based on his novel Shankhumukhi. Produced by Fefka Writers Union, Theatre of Dreams and Saregama India Limited, it stars Prithviraj Sukumaran along with Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali and Anna Ben.
The film was announced in August 2021 with Venu assigned as the director. However, he stepped down as director in May 2022 citing creative differences. Shaji Kailas later replaced him.
Manju Warrier was initially cast as the lead actress but opted out due to schedule conflicts. She was replaced by Aparna Balamurali. Principal photography took place from July to September that year in Thiruvananthapuram.
The music was composed by Dawn Vincent and Jakes Bejoy, cinematography by Jomon T. John and editing by Shameer Muhammed.
Kaapa was released in theatres on 22 December 2022 and received mixed reviews from critics.
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Written by G. R. Indugopan
Based on Shankhumukhi by G. R. Indugopan
Produced by Dolwin Kuriakose, Jinu V. Abraham, Dileesh Nair, Vikram Mehra & Siddharth Anand Kumar
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali, Anna Ben, Dileesh Pothan
Cinematography Jomon T. John
Edited by Shameer Muhammed
Music by Dawn Vincent & Jakes Bejoy
Production Fefka Writers Union, Theatre of Dreams & Saregama India Limited
Release date 22 December 2022
Running time 134 minutes