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August 31, 2022
3hr 3min
Status: released

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Cobra Movie Details:

Country India
Language Tamil
Genre Psychological, Action, Thriller
Release date31 August 2022
Running time2h 43m
Irfan Pathan
Roshan Mathew
Sarjano Khalid
Srinidhi Shetty
Mirnalini Ravi
K. S. Ravikumar
Directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu
Written byR. Ajay Gnanamuthu
Neelan K. Sekar
Kanna Sreevathsan
Azaruddin Alauddin
Innasi Pandiyan
Bharat Krishnamachar
Produced byS. S. Lalit Kumar
Cinematography by Harish Kannan
Edited by Bhuvan Srinivasan
John Abraham
Music byA. R. Rahman
Production CompanySeven Screen Studio
Distributor Red Giant Movies

Cobra Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Vikram in a dual role as:
    • Kathirvelan “Kathir” a.k.a. Cobra, Madhi’s twin brother (he goes under six different disguises such as Father Stephen, Durai Saravanan, John Thomas, George Hilbert, Benedict Abraham and Antony Kent)
    • Mathiyazhagan “Madhi”, Kathir’s twin brother
      • Sarjano Khalid as teenage Mathi and Kathir (voice-over by Vikram)
  • Irfan Pathan as Aslan Yilmaz
  • Roshan Mathew as Rajeev Rishi
  • Srinidhi Shetty as Bhavana Menon (voice-over by Raveena Ravi)
  • Miya George as Mathi’s and Kathir’s mother, an imaginary person who comes in Kathir’s mind during schizophrenic effect
  • Mirnalini Ravi as Jennifer Rosario (voice-over by Teju Ashwini)
  • K. S. Ravikumar as Nellaiappan
  • Anandaraj as the head of Mathi’s and Kathir’s orphanage, an imaginary person who comes in Kathir’s mind during schizophrenic effect
  • Robo Shankar as Kumaresan
  • Shaji Chen as Gilbert Rosario
  • Meenakshi Govindarajan as Judith Samson (Judy)
  • John Vijay as Anand Subramaniam
  • Mohammad Ali Baig as Kathir’s guru, an imaginary person who comes in Kathir’s mind during schizophrenic effect
  • Raneesh
  • Kumar Natarajan as the Chief Minister of Odisha
  • Suresh Chandra Menon as Nawab
  • Adhik Ravichandran
  • Mamukkoya as Bhavana’s relative
  • Poovaiyar as N. Sathish
  • Renuka as Bhavana’s mother
  • Anjana Appukuttan as Kumareshan’s wife
  • Twins Dannah Mariam Boney Kuriakose as Bhavana’s niece
  • Hannah Sarah Boney Kuriakose as Bhavana’s niece
  • Sindhu Shyam as Bhavana’s relative
  • Jeeva Ravi as Rishi’s assistant


The film follows a mathematician genius Mathi who has another identity Cobra (Vikram) who commits intelligent crimes using maths.

Cobra Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget ₹100 crore
Worldwide Collection₹59 crore

About Cobra Movie:

The project was officially announced in May 2019, under the tentative title Vikram 58 as it was Vikram’s 58th film as a lead actor, before the official title was announced that December.

Filming began in October 2019 and nearly took three years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema, travel restrictions, and Vikram’s commitments on other projects, wrapping only in February 2022.

It was primarily shot in Chennai, while filming also took place in Kerala, Kolkata, and Russia.

The film marked the cinematic debut of Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan and also the Tamil debuts of Srinidhi Shetty and Roshan Mathew.

Cobra was theatrically released on August 31, 2022, coinciding with Vinayaka Chathurthi.

The film was a box-office bomb and received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics and audiences, who criticized its convoluted screenwriting and excessive length. However, the concept, cinematography, soundtrack, musical score and Vikram’s performance were praised.

The film’s satellite rights are held by Kalaignar TV, while the post-theatrical streaming rights are with SonyLIV. The film began streaming on SonyLIV on September 28, 2022.