When Saregama & Theatre Of Dreams latest Malayalam production 'Kaapa' released in theatres on December 22, 2022, the rousing audience response instantly proved that the film had broken new ground.   The Shaji Kailas directorial headlined by Prithviraj Sukumaran in a charismatic and gritty avatar, is set in the crime-ridden underbelly of Thiruvananthapuram and has won praise for redefining the gangster genre in Malayalam cinema.  While critics are praising its hyperlocal setting and transcendent story that depicts the vulnerabilities and compulsions of hardened gangsters, the film, even in its third week,  is drawing huge crowds. Based on the novel 'Shankumukhi' by GR Indugopan, the film also stars Aparna Balamurali, Asif Ali, Anna Ben and traces the rise of a gang leader who turns into a politician.  

 Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President - Films and Events at Saregama India’s Yoodlee Films says, "The audience response to the film has been unbelievable and the theatres are filled with audiences even in the third week. This overwhelming love and appreciation vindicate our belief that regional stories like 'Kaapa' are now redefining the rules of pan-Indian entertainment. We always knew this film was going to be special as it brings together some of the leading lights of the Malayalam film industry like the absolutely brilliant Prithviraj Sukumaran, Asif Ali and the visionary director Shaji Kailas. We would love to go on exploring more hyperlocal stories that have the kind of universal resonance that 'Kaapa' has. This is just the beginning."