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November 4, 2021
2hr 28min
Status: released

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Kaaval Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date4 November 2021 (India)
Running time2hr 28min
StarringSuresh Gopi
Renji Panicker
Directed by Nithin Renji Panicker
Written byNithin Renji Panicker
Produced byJoby George
Cinematography by Nikhil S. Praveen
Edited by Mansoor Muthutty
Music byRanjin Raj
Production CompanyGoodwill Entertainments
Distributor Goodwill Entertainments

Kaaval Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Suresh Gopi as Thambaan
  • Renji Panicker as Antony Joseph
  • Rachel David as Rachel Antony
    • Baby Parthavi as Young Rachel
  • Evan Anil as Alex Antony
  • Muthumani as Mary Antony
  • Shanker Ramakrishnan as P.C. K. P. Varghese
  • Jubil Rajan P. Dev as Kuzhiyil George
  • Sadiq as Head Constable Aravindakshan, a kind-hearted police officer who is supportive of Thambaan
  • Rajesh Sharma as Pappachan
  • Kichu Tellus as SI Madhu, a corrupt police officer who is George’s friend
  • Padmaraj Ratheesh as Fr. David Varghese
  • Sreejith Ravi as SI Muralidharan
  • Suresh Krishna as Vaalara Maani
  • Chali Pala as Varkey
  • Pauly Valsan as Ponnamma
  • Santhosh Keezhattoor as Thomas
  • Santhakumari as Leelamma
  • Anjali Nair as Padmini
  • Anitha Nair as Usha
  • Ambika Mohan as Annamma
  • Aman Panicker as Ajay
  • Aristo Suresh
  • Gilu Joseph as Varghese’s wife and David’s mother
  • Ajmal as James
  • Jaise Jose as Rajan
  • Rajan P. Dev as Kuzhiyil Chandy (Photo Presence)


Thamban and Antony were best friends and business partners. A family tragedy and its falling-out separates them for good. But now Antony and his family faces a grievous situation, and he is forced to ask his old friend for help.

About Kaaval Movie:

Speculations about Nithin Renji Panicker directing Suresh Gopi in the sequel of Lelam (1997) were reported in media by late 2016. He later confirmed the film which was to be written and produced by his father Renji Panicker. However, due to technical reasons, the filming of the movie got delayed and by this time Nithin had planned another thriller starring Suresh Gopi and Lal.

The film reportedly set against the backdrop of a forest was said to have Idukki as the main location. Suresh Gopi was said to portray a two-shaded character.

On 27 October 2019, the title of the film was officially announced. Due to other work commitments, Lal opted out of the film and Renji Panicker replaced him. Filming was set to commence by late January 2020.

Principal photography began on 25 January 2020, in Kattappana, Kerala. Suresh Gopi joined the sets on 27 January 2020. Goodwill Entertainments’ Joby George was the film’s producer.

It also features Rachel David, Muthumani, Sujith Shankar, Alencier Ley Lopez and Kannan Rajan P. Dev in pivotal roles. National award-winning cinematographer Nikhil S. Praveen, music director Ranjin Raj and editor Mansoor Muthutty were confirmed as part of the crew. The film’s post-production works began on 1 June 2020.

In January 2021, the producer confirmed turning down an offer of 7 crore for digital release. In early April 2021, it was reported that the theatrical release date was scheduled in July 2021. However, in October 2021, the makers announced for a theatrical release on 25 November 2021. Asianet and Netflix acquired the satellite and digital rights of the film. The film was released on 27 December on Netflix.