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Operation Java

February 12, 2021
2hr 26min
Status: released

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Operation Java Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date12 February 2021
Running time2hr 26min
StarringBalu Varghese
Lukman Avaran
Binu Pappu
Shine Tom Chacko
Mamitha Baiju
Directed by Tharun Moorthy
Written byTharun Moorthy
Produced byV Cinemas International
Cinematography by Faiz Siddik
Edited by Nishadh Yusuf
Music byJakes Bejoy
Production CompanyV Cinemas International
Distributor Sree Priya Combines

Operation Java Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Balu Varghese as Antony George
  • Lukman Avaran as Vinaya Dasan
  • Irshad as SI Prathapan, SHO – Cyber Cell, Kochi Unit
  • Binu Pappu as ASI Joy, Cyber Cell Kochi Unit
  • Prasanth Alexander as Basheer, Senior CPO -Cyber Cell Kochi Unit
  • Shine Tom Chacko as CI Jacob Mani
  • Mamitha Baiju as Alphonsa
  • Mathew Thomas as Jerry
  • Sminu Sijo as Antony’s mother
  • Vinayakan as Ramanathan
  • Dhanya Ananya as Janaki, Ramanathan’s wife
  • Johny Antony as Baburaj
  • P. Balachandran as Balachandran
  • Anju Mary Thomas as Anjali, Jerry’s love interest
  • Unniraj as Akhileshettan, Anjali’s love interest
  • Sarath Thenumoola as Vellayyan
  • Vinitha Koshy as Shruthi
  • Rithu Manthra as Kavitha David
  • Dinesh Prabhakar as Johnny, Kavitha’s husband
  • Deepak Vijayan as Aneesh
  • Jose Shipyard as Police Officer Peter
  • Sanjay K Nair as Sanjay
  • Vinod Bose as Ravi
  • Parvathy
  • Althaf Salim
  • Akhil as Dany
  • Jaiz as Jaiz
  • Sufi as Aravind
  • Dilshana Dilshad as Maya (Ramanathan’s daughter)
  • Sanju as Sanju Techy
  • Shiny Zara as Sanju Techy’s mother
  • Anil Kumar
  • Jaise Jose
  • Sunil Meleppuram
  • Manikandan as Driver Baburaj
  • Sreeja Ajith as Jerry’s mother
  • Eldho Raju
  • Ramesh Chandran


The film is based on real-life cases and portrays investigations undertaken by a cyber cell police station in Cochin over a year and a half with the help of two engineering graduates. Cases involve film piracy, job fraud, and murder. Antony George and Vinay Dasan are the two opportunist youths who join the team as temporary employees in the cyber cell and help the team solve cases using their skills. In the end, they end up not permanently hired, despite the initial promise. The film explores the darker side of information technology and its users. The film also conveys the struggles of temporary/ intern/ apprentice staff who work hard but don’t get proper recognition or financial benefits for their work.

About Operation Java Movie:

Operation Java is a Malayalam crime thriller film produced by V Cinemas International, written and directed by Tharun Moorthy (in his feature film debut). It stars an ensemble cast including Balu Varghese, Lukman Avaran, Binu Pappu, Irshad, Shine Tom Chacko, Mamitha Baiju and Vinayakan, Vinod Bose

Tharun Moorthy was a former assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the College of Engineering Kidangoor who turned into an advertisement filmmaker. Operation Java is the feature film directorial debut of Moorthy who also wrote the screenplay.

It was screenwriter John Paul Puthusery who invited Moorthy to make a feature film after seeing a short film he scripted.

Director Moorthy described the film as an investigative thriller, and it’s based on real-life cases that follow an investigation by a team over a period of a year and a half. It takes place in the 2015 – 2017 period. The film was produced by V Cinemas International.

Principal photography took place at Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vaikom, and Tamil Nadu. A location in Kakkanad served as the police station. Faiz Siddik was the cinematographer.

Filming was wrapped in early March 2020. The dubbing of the film was held at a studio in Kochi in June 2020.

Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South wrote “The film is a beautiful combination of romance and practicality and the cruelty of the establishment.”

Operation Java was released on 12 February 2021 and received positive reviews from critics.

The satellite rights and digital rights of the film is acquired by Zee Keralam channel and ZEE5 OTT platform. This film premiered on 15 May through the Television Channel Zee Keralam and through Zee5 OTT platform.