Kaduva, the highly anticipated Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer has finally hit the theatres. The action thriller marks the comeback of celebrated senior filmmaker Shaji Kailas, after a very long back. Kaduva, which was originally supposed to hit the theatres on June 30, 2022, is finally getting released after a prolonged legal tussle.
The Shaji Kailas directorial, which features Prithviraj Sukumaran as the central character Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan, is set in the Kottayam district of Kerala in the 1990s. Prithviraj's character in Kaduva, Kuruvachan aka Kurian is a young planter from Kottayam, who is immensely ambitious and successful. The project marks the actor's second collaboration with the filmmaker, after the 2012-released Simhasanam.
Here's what the audience feels about Kaduva. Have a look...
#Kaduva brings back the good old naadan thallu padam genre in all its glory 🔥#ShajiKailas what a comeback..!!!@PrithviOfficial is just 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥@vivekoberoi too good 🔥— Akhila Menon (@akhila_menon) July 7, 2022
Strongly recommended to everyone who missed well written, directed action thrillers in Malayalam cinema...
#Kaduva🐯— Chiyaan Sourav (@Souravvm) July 7, 2022
വർഷങ്ങൾക്കു ശേഷം പക്കാ മാസ് മസാല മൂവി 🎬
ഇഞ്ജാതി സ്ക്രീൻ പ്രസൻസ് കണ്ണെടുക്കാൻ തോന്നില്ല😍😍 ഇത് രാജുവേട്ടന്റെ വിളയാട്ടം. മരണ മാസ് ഐറ്റം 🔥🔥@PrithviOfficial@PrithvirajProd#KaduvaBlockbuster pic.twitter.com/Xlv7AZt5Dl
It was an perfect wait for an mass genre at 100% comes to goosebumps moments by screendomination and fight choreography deserved more claps music, slowmo edits goes well!— Rahul Dude (@rahuldtweet) July 7, 2022
Just Mass @PrithviOfficial 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ZqKeXPF41N
A mass entertainer that depends solely on the potency of the protagonist. Apart from the mass moments and fight sequences Jakes BGM is a major plus. Technically, the movie is fine except for the annoying light flares.— Imthiyaz M (@Imthiyaz369) July 7, 2022
Decent entertainer which has nothing new to offer #Kaduva pic.twitter.com/NV6BcdbanP
#ShajiKailas thanks for bringing back the genre which Mollywood was missing for years.#Kaduva 🐅 : Grab your tickets and enjoy this action entertainer in THEATERS as it is worth the experience.@PrithvirajProd @magicframes2011 pic.twitter.com/dmIGXitMhX— Anudeep Palliyath (@Anudeepalliyath) July 7, 2022
Vivek Oberoi, the popular Bollywood actor is playing the lead antagonist Thomas Chandy IPS, in Kaduva. Thus, the project marks the actor's second outing with Prithviraj Sukumaran after his celebrated Malayalam debut Lucifer. According to Vivek Oberoi, he is not playing a cliche antagonist in the Shaji Kailas directorial, but his character has a well-defined arc and layers.
The sources close to Kaduva suggest that the popular Malayalam channel Surya TV has bagged the satellite rights of the movie for a whopping price. The streaming rights, on the other hand, are bagged by the OTT giant Amazon Prime Video. The Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer is expected to revive the much-loved mass entertainer genre, which is slowly fading away from the Malayalam cinema.
The movie features Saikumar, Siddique, Janardhanan, Vijayaraghavan, Aju Varghese, Harisree Ashokan, Kochu Preman, Rahul Madhav, Samyuktha Menon, Seema, Priyanka, and so on in the supporting roles. Abhinandan Ramanujam is the director of photography. Jakes Bejoy has composed the songs and original score. Kaduva is bankrolled by Supriya Menon and Listin Stephen, under the banners Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames.