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


July 29, 2022
2hr 50min
Status: released

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Paappan Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date29 July 2022
Running time2hr 50min
StarringSuresh Gopi
Directed by Joshiy
Written byRJ Shaan
Produced byGokulam Gopalan
David Kachappilly
Raaffi Mathirra
Cinematography by Ajay David Kachappilly
Edited by Shyam Sasidharan
Music byJakes Bejoy
Production CompanySree Gokulam Movies
David Kachappilly Productions
Iffaar Media
Distributor Dream Big Films (India)
Phars Films (GCC)

Paappan Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Suresh Gopi as CI Abraham Mathew “Mathan” (Paappan)
  • Gokul Suresh as Michael, Paappan’s adopted son
  • Neeta Pillai as ASP Vincy Abraham IPS, Paappan’s and Nancy’s daughter (voiceover by Riya Saira)
    • Baby Kanmani as Younger Vincy
  • Asha Sharath as forensic Dr. Sherly Somasundaram / Bennitta Issac John Puthenpuraykal
    • Manasa Radhakrishnan as Younger Bennitta (Kunjumol)
  • Nyla Usha as Nancy Abraham, Paappan’s wife and Vincy’s mother
  • Kaniha as Sussan, Michael’s mother (voiceover by Vimmy Mariam George)
  • Vijayaraghavan as SP Bhaskar Shenoy IPS
  • Chandunath as Sidharth Nath / Sidharthan / Sidhan, Vincy’s husband
  • Ajmal Ameer in a dual role as
    • Simon, Bennitta’s love interest
    • Solomon, Simon’s younger brother and the serial killer
  • Janardhanan as Rtd. Forensic Surgeon Dr. Pattabhiraman
  • Sajitha Madathil as Kathrina Puthenpuraykal, Bennitta’s mother
  • Nandhu as ASI Raghavan
  • Tini Tom as CI Soman Nair
  • Shammi Thilakan as Iruttan Chacko
  • Abhishek Raveendran as SI Sabu
  • Dayyana Hameed as Rituparna
  • Sadhika Venugopal as constable Girija
  • Baiju Jose as forensic officer Nandan
  • Sreejith Ravi as driver “Bullet” Rajan
  • Rahul Madhav as super star Ravi Varman aka Raviji
  • Jewel Mary as writer Dr. Priya Nalini / Draupadi (cameo)
  • Malavika Menon as Anitha / Aisha Fathima
  • Rosin Jolly as Ravi’s wife
  • Parvathi T. as Dr. Radhika Menon
  • Preetha Pradeep as police officer’s wife
  • Chali Pala as ASI Sathyanath
  • Nirmal Palazhi as Issac John Puthenpuraykal, Bennitta’s father
  • Srikanth Murali as police surgeon
  • Madan Mohan as Benett Issac, Bennitta’s elder brother
  • Benzi Mathews as Advocate Jayashankar, Priya Nalini’s husband
  • Nandhu Pothuval as Pothuval, Ravi Varman’s manager
  • Kottayam Ramesh as Judge
  • Sinoj Varghese as Paulose
  • Savithri Sreedharan as Kunjamma, Chacko’s mother
  • Sanuja Somanath as forensic assistant Anupama
  • Saniya Babu as Nithya
  • Laya Simpson as Mariyam
  • Jordi Poonjar
  • Sundarapandiyan as a police officer
  • George Abraham as a police office


A gripping crime investigation journey of Kerala Police confronted by an ex-cop Abraham Mathew Mathan aka Paappan. As he dives deeper into the case, destiny has an emotional tryst in store for him.

Paappan Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₹50 crore

About Paappan Movie:

Paappan is a Malayalam crime thriller film directed by Joshiy and produced jointly by Gokulam Gopalan, David Kachappilly, and Raaffi Mathirra. The film stars Suresh Gopi as the father and Gokul Suresh as the son, alongside Neeta Pillai, Asha Sharath, Nyla Usha, Kaniha, and Ajmal Ameer in supporting roles.

On 14 February 2021, Suresh Gopi announced that he will be teaming up with director Joshiy for his 252nd venture. Writer RJ Shaan, cinematographer Ajay David Kachappilly and composer Jakes Bejoy were also reported to be part of the film.

The official title Paappan was announced with a poster on the following day. According to the writer, it is a family-oriented film.

Nyla Usha was reported to play the female lead. Sunny Wayne, Neeta Pillai, Gokul Suresh, Kaniha and Asha Sharath were also signed to be part of the film.

The film marks the first time on-screen collaboration between Suresh Gopi and son Gokul Suresh.

The cast additions included Chandhunadh, Vijayaraghavan, Tini Tom, and Shammi Thilakan. Jewel Mary was reported to make a cameo appearance in the film.

Actress Dayyana Hameed confirmed her inclusion in the film, stating that she will play the role of a contemporary dancer. Kaniha plays Gopi’s Sister in the film.

Principal photography began on 5 March 2021 in Kanjirappally. The same day, Gopi shared an image of his character with a salt and pepper look.

On 10 March 2021, Gopi was hospitalized after being infected with pneumonia while shooting. On his discharge, he was asked to contest as the NDA candidate in the 2021 Kerala Legislative Assembly election from Thrissur and began campaigning. He rejoined the sets of the film post elections.

Paappan was released on 29 July 2022. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics and has emerged as a commercial success. The film made its digital premiere on 7 September 2022 on ZEE5.