| Cast: ||Shivraj Kumar, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Parul Yadav, Yagna Shetty, Sanchari Vijay, Rockline Venkatesh and Others.|
| Directed by: ||Ram Gopal Varma|
| Produced by: ||Shiva Prakash, Manjunath & Sudhendra|
| Music by: ||Ravi Shankar|
|Release Date:||7th January, 2016.|
The movie is narrated by the point of view of a Police officer. Veerappan (Sandeep Bhardwaj) is a sandalwood smuggler with tones of cases. Cops from the four states spent more than 10 years but unfortunately Veerappan escaped all the time. Tamil Nadu Task Force launched an operation named “Operation Cocoon" to nab and kill Veerappan. The case is handed over to a sincere police officer (Shivaraj Kumar) who accepted it as challenges. He makes several plans but became unsuccessful several times but finally he makes a master plan to kill Veerappan(Sandeep Bharadwaj) by bringing him out of forest. How Veerappan became a terror for the Four States? How will Veerappan kill? Why Veerappan entered into the Crime Filed? What is the love story of Veerappan
Killing Veerappan-Star Performance
Sandeep Bharadwaj has breathed life into Veerappan's character and makes everyone believe he is for real with his body language. Detailing done for his role deserve special mention. Full credit to Varma & Make-Up Man for getting the perfect look. Shivraj Kumar who played the cop was equally impressive in his role, especially during the close-up shots. Parul Yadav does well but Ramu irritates with too many unwanted close-up shots of her. Yagna as Veerappan's Wife is alright. Rest of the cast did their job to perfection.
Killing Veerappan-Technical Team
Ram Gopal Varma who is popular for is technical work has again proved his talented by the movie 'Killing Veerappan'. The locations, dense forest and background of the movie are superb. The cinematography work is fantastic. The visuals of the movie during the pre climax is mind-blowing. The background music is matched with the storyline but it was little bit down at several places. Production Value of the movie is good. Ravi Shankar's music and Rammy's cinematography are the major assets of the movie. Few scenes especially the chase in urban setting grabbed several eyeballs. In few dialogues, there is lack of background music. Without music, it was looking like art movie where the characters walk from one end of the screen to other end.
Killing Veerappan is a terrific tale which is narrated by commendable way by Ram Gopal Varma. He became successful to bring out the talent of all the cast. The first half of the movie is superb and the level goes up till the end. Background music, screen play, photography and cinematography work are mind-blowing. The narration, gripping screenplay and top notch performance made the movie fantastic. After Rakta Charitra, Ram Gopal Varma rocked again by this biopic. The long runtime of the movie disappointed few fans.