‘Kappela’ was the last mainstream Malayalam film to hit screens in Kerala before the lockdown was announced. The film got released in theatres across Kerala on March 4 and opened to pretty good reviews. However, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, theatre response was largely dull and eventually, the run had to be cut short.
Those who missed ‘Kappela’ from theatres now have a second chance to watch it, this time from their home comfort. The film’s streaming rights was recently bagged by Netflix for a good price. It is learnt that the film will start streaming from June 22.
‘Kappela’ is directed by Muhammed Musthafa, who has done notable roles in films like ‘Paleri Manikyam’, ‘Bhavuttiyude Naamathil’ and ‘Penpattanam’. He has scripted this film jointly with Nikhil Vahid and Sudhas. Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi and Roshan Mathew play the lead roles. ‘Ambili’ fame Tanvi Ram, James Elia, Vijileesh, Navas Vallikkunnu, Sudheesh, Nisha Sarang and Sudhi Koppa have essayed the supporting roles.
Cinematographer Jimshi Khalidh, music director Sushin Shyam and editor Noufal Abdullah form the core technical crew. The film is produced by Vishnu Venu under the banner of Kadhaas Untold.