Kapatadhaari is a 2021 Indian Telugu-language neo-noir thriller film directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy, and produced by G. Dhananjayan. A remake of the 2019 Kannada film Kavaludaari,
CAST: Sumanth, Nanditha Swetha, Nasser, Jayaprakash, Suman Ranganath, Vennela Kishore, Sampath.
TELUGU SWAG RATING:
TELUGU 360 (Rating: 2.75/5):
To be fair, the story is meaty in terms of the themes of redemption and the specter of the past haunting a complex character or two. While being old school, these aspects shine forth. In the hands of a better filmmaker, ‘Kapatadhaari’ would have lived up to the tension built by Simon K King’s stinging background music.
Great Andhra (Rating: 2.25/5):
‘Kapatadhaari’ is an investigative crime drama that is a faithful remake. It is a simplistic police procedural that lacks emotional connect.
Mirchi9 (Rating: 2.75/5):
Though this is a faithful remake of the original Kannada film Kavuladhari, efforts have been made to show thatit’s not just another commercial subject. The film does keep you engaged, retains the suspense for most part but lacks any emotional connect.
123TELUGU (Rating: 2.5/5):
On the whole, Kapatadhaari is a mystery thriller which has an engaging narration only during the last twenty minutes. If you ignore the slow and artificial first-half and a few logics, Kapatadhaari ends up as a passable watch during this weekend.
Times Of India (Rating: 3/5):
The reason why Kapatadhaari works well is because it doesn’t divert attention with unnecessary elements. Director Pradeep Krishnamoorthy keeps the flow going, making the film worth a watch.