Kaduva Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection


July 7, 2022
2hr 35min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Kaduva (Stream)

Disney+ Hotstar
Amazon Prime Video

Kaduva Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date7 July 2022
Running time2hr 35min
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
Vivek Oberoi
Directed by Shaji Kailas
Written byJinu V. Abraham
Produced bySupriya Menon
Listin Stephen
Cinematography by Abinandhan Ramanujam
Edited by Shameer Muhammed
Music byJakes Bejoy
Production CompanyPrithviraj Productions
Magic Frames
Distributor Magic Frames

Kaduva Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Prithviraj Sukumaran as Kaduvakunnel Kurian Koruthu alias Kaduvakunnel Kuriyachan “Kaduva”
  • Vivek Oberoi as IG Joseph Chandy IPS (Ousepputty)
  • Samyuktha Menon as Elsa Kurian, Kuriyachan’s wife
  • Arjun Ashokan as Victor, Kuriyachan’s friend
  • Alencier Ley Lopez as Varkey, Kuriyachan’s mentor
  • Baiju Santhosh as Advocate Korah, Kuriyachan’s friend
  • Kalabhavan Shajohn as SI Dominic Benjamin
  • Priyanka Nair as Merin Joseph, Joseph’s wife
  • Rahul Madhav as Fr. Robin Poovampara
  • Janardhanan as Ananthanathan, former Chief Minister of Kerala
  • Seema as Theruthi Chedathi, Joseph’s mother
  • Innocent as Fr. Vattasheril
  • Suresh Krishna as Kunji Thomman, New Chief Minister of Kerala
  • Nandhu as SI Manmadhan, Kuriyachan’s friend
  • Shivaji Guruvayoor as Revenue Minister Thomas Poovampara
  • Vijayakumar as CI Rajeevan, Kuriyachan’s friend
  • Aneesh G. Menon as Sibi
  • Joy Mathew as Bishop of Palai
  • Sudheesh as Mathai
  • V. K. Sreeraman as Bishop of Thrissur
  • Sudheer Karamana as Basheer, Jail Superintendent
  • Chali Pala as Charlie
  • Balaji Sharma as Jail Warden
  • Abu Salim as Benjamin, Dominic’s father
  • Aarish Anoop as Chacko Kurian, Kuriyachan’s son
  • Angelina Abraham as Tessa Kurian, Kuriyachen’s elder daughter
  • Vriddhi Vishal as Eva Kurian, Kuriyachan’s younger daughter
  • Jaise Jose as Thankaserry Lopes, a prisoner
  • Rajesh Hebbar as Dr. Paulachan, Kuriyachan’s friend
  • Kottayam Ramesh as Fr. Gabriel
  • John Kaippalllil as ASI Johny Antonio
  • Malavika Menon as Mary
  • Gouri Parvathi as Victor’s sister
  • Jolly Chirayath as Victor’s mother
  • Saju Navodaya as Sankaran, a prisoner
  • Renji Panicker as Judge (voice-over)
  • N F Varghese as Karikandathil Chandychan, Joseph’s late father (photo archive)
  • Mammootty as Kaduvakunnel Koruthu Mappila, Kuriyachan’s late father (photo archive)


The film is set in the late 90s revolving around the life of a young high-range rubber planter from Mundakayam and his rivalry with a high-ranking officer in the Kerala Police.

Kaduva Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₹50 crore

About Kaduva Movie:

Kaduva was officially announced on 16 October 2019 on Prithviraj Sukumaran’s birthday, to be directed by Shaji Kailas and written by Jinu V. Abraham, along with a poster featuring Prithviraj captioned “inspired from a true story”.

Abraham said, that although the film is inspired by a true story, it constitutes only five percent of the film and the rest is fictional, which is set in the 1990s.

Besides the character name, promotional materials of SG250 (working title) also bear similarity to what is depicted in Kaduva’s poster, said Abraham. The initial title he found for Kaduva was Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan and the screenplay was also registered under that title, it was changed after producer Stephen asked him to choose a shorter title. Abraham said Mathews had worked under him as an assistant director and had known him since 2011, with whom he had discussed stories, including Kaduva.

In October 2020, upholding the order of the District Court, the High Court of Kerala gave clearance to Kaduva to proceed with production while restricting SG250 from making a film unless they create a new character and make major changes in the screenplay. A plea challenging the stay order of the District Court was filed by the makers of SG250 (officially titled Ottakkomban), but it was dismissed by the Supreme Court of India in April 2022.

Principal photography began on 17 April 2021. However, by the end of that month, filming was suspended after a surge in COVID-19 cases in Kerala.

After completing Alone, Shaji Kailas began the second schedule of Kaduva on 24 October, which was expected to last for 70 days. Prithviraj joined in the second schedule.

Vivek Oberoi joined the set in November. Abinandhan Ramanujam was the cinematographer. Filming was completed in March 2022.

The film was mainly shot at locations in Pala and Erattupetta in Kottayam district and Vandiperiyar in Idukki district. Since the film is set in the 1990s, they wanted to recreate the old District Court, Kottayam, it was created as set in a 4-5 acre land at Ernakulam.

While filming in Mundakkayam, there was a 50-person limit to COVID-19 restrictions set by the government. At Mundakkayam, the crew suffered flood and landslide, and the set constructed was damaged. Filming went past three waves of COVID-19 in India.

Prithviraj and Shaji Kailas was tested COVID-19 positive. Five fight sequences and three songs were filmed for the film. Kalabhavan Shajohn was tested COVID-19 positive while filming in Kochi. The film took two years to complete, overcoming COVID-19 pandemic, flood, and landslide.

Kaduva was released on 7 July 2022 and received mixed reviews from critics. The film became the third-highest-grossing Malayalam film of 2022 by grossing over ₹52 crore at the box office. It was also marks actor Innocent’s last feature film, which was not a posthumous release.

The digital streaming rights of the film are acquired by Amazon Prime Video and Hindi version by Disney+ Hotstar. The film was digitally streamed on Amazon Prime Video from 4 August 2022. The satellite rights of the film were sold to Surya TV.