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Kavaludaari (2019)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 18 April 2019 (USA)
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The story follows two Bangalore cops as they investigate an old case. Anant Nag plays Muthanna, a retired inspector while Rishi is Shyam, a sub-inspector working in the Traffic Police. ... See full summary »


Hemanth M. Rao


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Credited cast:
Suman Ranganath ... Madhuri (as Suman Ranganathan)
Anant Nag ... Muttanna
Achyuth Kumar ... Kumar
Avinash ... Lakshman
Manish Rishi Manish Rishi ... K.S Shyam (as Ri Shi)
Advaitha Gurumurthy Advaitha Gurumurthy ... Director
Sampath Sampath ... Mylooru Srinivas
Nakshatra Nakshatra ... Coffee Girl #3
Siri Ravikumar Siri Ravikumar ... Geetha Muttanna
Roshni Prakash Roshni Prakash ... Priya
Sidhaartha Maadhyamika Sidhaartha Maadhyamika ... Mr. Naidu (as Sidhartha Maadhyamika)
Sulile Kumar Sulile Kumar ... Lokesh
Hanumanthe Gowda Hanumanthe Gowda ... K Ganapathy
Samanvita Shetty Samanvita Shetty ... Mrs. Naidu
Shrikanth Shrikanth ... SI at Pit


The story follows two Bangalore cops as they investigate an old case. Anant Nag plays Muthanna, a retired inspector while Rishi is Shyam, a sub-inspector working in the Traffic Police. Their search leads them across trails that will put their wit, resolve and morals to the test.

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Release Date:

18 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kavalu Daari See more »


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INR28,000,000 (estimated)

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The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove scenes of strong violence and uses of strong language in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available. See more »

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Edge-of-the-seat thrill ride.
12 April 2019 | by Anurag-ShettySee all my reviews

Kavaludaari tells the story of traffic inspector, K.S. Shyam(Rishi). Shyam finds some evidence connected to an old unresolved case. He takes the help of retired inspector Muthanna(Anant Nag), to crack the mystery surrounding this case.

Kavaludaari is a mind-blowing movie. Writer-director Hemanth M. Rao has knocked it out of the park yet again, after Godhi Banna Sadharana Mykattu(2016). This film is a classic whodunit & keeps you guessing, right till the end. The background score by Charan Raj is sensational. The performances are the highlight of the movie. Rishi is spectacular as K.S. Shyam. From his happy-go-lucky character in Operation Alamelamma(2017), to the conflicted character he's playing in Kavaludaari, Rishi's acting prowess knows no bounds. Anant Nag is outstanding as usual, as Muthanna. Achyuth Kumar is amazing as Kumar. Roshni Prakash & Suman Ranganathan are good, in their respective performances. Samanvita Shetty is sensational as Mrs. Naidu. Sidhartha Maadhyamika is awesome as Mr. Naidu. The supporting cast is brilliant. Kavaludaari is a must watch. Go check it out even if you don't understand Kannada, as there are English subtitles. Sandalwood's best thriller. Watch it as soon as possible, guys!

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