King of Kotha Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

King of Kotha

August 24, 2023
2hr 49min
Status: released

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King of Kotha Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date24 August 2023
Running time2hr 49min
StarringDulquer Salmaan
Shabeer Kallarakkal
Aishwarya Lekshmi
Nyla Usha
Gokul Suresh
Chemban Vinod Jose
Narrated by
Directed by Abhilash Joshiy
Written byAbhilash N. Chandran
Produced byDulquer Salmaan
Zee Studios
Cinematography by Nimish Ravi
Edited by Shyam Sasidharan
Music bySongs:
Jakes Bejoy
Shaan Rahman
Jakes Bejoy
Production CompanyWayfarer Films
Zee Studios

King of Kotha Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Dulquer Salmaan as Kotha Raju / Raju Madrassi the main protagonist and a skilled assassin and gangster
  • Shabeer Kallarakkal as Kannan / Kannan Bhai, Raju’s childhood friend, a notorious drug lord, and the main antagonist (voice dubbed by Sunny Wayne)
  • Aishwarya Lekshmi as Tara, Raju’s girlfriend
  • Nyla Usha as Manju, Kannan’s wife, and Ranjith’s former partner
  • Prasanna as CI Shahul Hassan, a newly appointed Police Officer of Kotha and Tony’s superior officer, who try to catch Kannan
  • Gokul Suresh as SI Tony Titus, Raju and Kannan’s childhood friend and Shahul’s assistant
  • Saran Shakthi as Jinu, Manju’s Brother and Rithu’s ex-boyfriend, who is killed by Raju
  • Chemban Vinod Jose as Ranjith Bhai, Raju’s former rival and Manju’s former partner
  • Shammi Thilakan as Kotha Ravi, Raju’s and Rithu’s father and a former don at Kotha
  • Anikha Surendran as Rithu / Ponnu, Raju’s Sister and Jinu’s ex-girlfriend
    • Kiara Rinku Tomy as young Rithu/Ponnu
  • Shanthi Krishna as Malathi, Raju’s and Rithu’s Mother
  • Srikant Murali as Tara’s father
  • Sudhi Koppa as Rafi
  • Senthil Krishna as Kaalan
  • T. G. Ravi as Vareeth, Ravi’s Friend
  • Rajesh Sharma as Billa
  • Rahul Madhav as Nikhil, Tara’s ex-boyfriend
  • Sajitha Madathil as Kalikutty, Kannan’s mother and Raju’s adopted mother
  • Anumol Shahul Hassan’s wife
  • Pramod Veliyanad as Muthu, Ranjith’s brother
  • Prasant Murali as Peelan, Kannan’s secretary
  • Adhri Joe as Memu
  • Midhun Venugopal as Katta
  • Madhan Mohan
  • Govind Pai as Sonu, Ranjith’s son
  • Manju Vani as Muthu’s wife
  • Sachin Shyam
  • Soubin Shahir as Suitcase Leslie cameo appearance
  • Ritika Singh as a dancer (cameo appearance in the song “Kalapakkaara”)


In a crime-infested town, Kannan bhai and his gang are the reigning powers. To combat this reign and seek revenge, Inspector Shahul tactfully plots the return of the ‘King’, leading to a transformative turn of events.

King of Kotha Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹50 crore
Worldwide Collection₹38.40 crore

King of Kotha Movie tracklist:

1.Kotha RajaMuhsin Parari, Asal Kolaar, Roll RidaJakes BejoyAsal Kolaar, Dabzee, Roll Rida, Resmi Sateesh4:33
2.KalapakkaaraJoe Paul, FejoJakes BejoyShreya Ghoshal, Benny Dayal, Jakes Bejoy, Fejo4:12
3.Ee UlakinManu ManjithShaan RahmanSreejish Subramanian4:02
4.King of Kotha (Title Track)FejoShaan RahmanFejo, Nithya Mammen3:02
5.DooreManu ManjithShaan RahmanSreejish Subramanian, Shaan Rahman3:52
6.People of KothaTravis KingJakes BejoyTravis King, Shatadru Kabir, Anand Sreeraj R, Jakes Bejoy, Niranj Suresh, Srikrishna Vishnubhotla1:32
7.King of Kotha (Teaser Theme)InstrumentalJakes BejoyInstrumental1:38
8.Kalapakkaara (Karaoke)InstrumentalJakes BejoyInstrumental4:12
Total Length27:02

About King of Kotha Movie:

King of Kotha was announced on 28 July 2021 on the occasion of Dulquer Salmaan’s 35th birthday.

Abhilash Joshiy’s directorial debut

Principal photography began on 27 September 2022 at Karaikudi, while additional filming occurred in Rameswaram and Ramanathapuram. It was reported that a major schedule in Karaikudi was interrupted due to the rain, and the team took a brief break.

Filming took 95 days and wrapped up on 21 February 2023.

Actor Dulquer Salmaa who portrays a gangster in the film stated: “King of Kotha will be having all these elements (perfectly timed clap points, catchy songs, and elevation sequences) that could satisfy the audience.” He also added that this is a dream project with his childhood friend Abhilash Joshiy, son of veteran filmmaker Joshiy, and have been waiting for the past few years to find a perfect project to collaborate on.

The background score is composed by Jakes Bejoy while the songs have been composed by Jakes Bejoy and Shaan Rahman separately.

After rumors of Samantha Ruth Prabhu being approached for a role, it was reported that Aishwarya Lekshmi was signed to play Salmaan’s pair.

King of Kotha was released worldwide on 24 August 2023, during the festival of Onam. The film was intended to be released in Malayalam along with dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada languages.