Killing Veerappan Movie Info:.
Killing Veerappan is a 2016 Indian docudrama thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, based on the events leading to Operation Cocoon to capture or kill Indian bandit Veerappan.
Initial release: January 1, 2016 (USA)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Written by: Ram Gopal Varma
Languages: Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi
Genres: Thriller, Biographical film, Drama film, Crime film, Docudrama
Ram Gopal Varma’s Killing Veerappan, starring Shivarajkumar,picks up one such theory and presents a stylised, RGV-ised version of events.
Ever since the night of October 18, 2004, when forest brigand Veerappan was killed, there have been many unsubstantiated rumours, or let’s say theories about what actually took place that night. Veerappan was killed, yes. But, how did the Special Task Force manage to lure him out of his inviolable forest?
Did Veerappan venture out for an eye operation or to meet Prabhakaran from the LTTE? Ram Gopal Varma’s Killing Veerappan, starring Shivarajkumar,picks up one such theory and presents a stylised, RGV-ised version of events.
“This is the truth as I know it,” says RGV as the film opens.
The film begins directly with the planning of Operation Cocoon. In reality, this was a mission headed by the Commander of the Tamil Nadu Special Task Force, K. Vijay Kumar, who masterminded the final assault on Veerappan.
Shivarajkumar plays the Superintendent of Police in Vijay Kumar’s team. Discernibly, his character is modelled on SP Senthamarai Kannan, who is believed to have actually planned the entire mission. In RGV’s version, Kannan is a non-conformist, one who would willingly flout rules as long as Veerappan is captured.
The plot tracks the team’s attempts to corner the bandit. Shreya (Parul Yadav) is hired to befriend Muthulakshmi (Yagna Shetty) so that the STF can get closer to her husband.