Koose Munisamy Veerappan: Makers postpones the debut due to cyclone aftermath! Here's the new release date

(This article is authored by Alar)

The much-awaited documentary on the life and times of the notorious sandalwood smuggler and forest brigand Koose Munisamy Veerappan, created by Jeyachandra Hashmi, has been delayed due to the devastating Michuang storm that hit Tamil Nadu recently. The documentary, titled “Koose Munisamy Veerappan”, was scheduled to premiere exclusively on ZEE5 on December 8th, but the makers have decided to postpone it to December 14th in solidarity with the people affected by the natural calamity.

Zee5 took to X, and wrote, “Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the rain and floods in this difficult time as we postpone our upcoming release, #KooseMunisamyVeerappan, to December 14! #StayStrongChennai”. The post received a lot of support and appreciation from the netizens, who praised the gesture of the streaming service and the film team.

“Koose Munisamy Veerappan” is produced by Dheeran Productions, a part of the Nakkheeran group, and created by Jeyachandra Hashmi, Prabbhavathi RV, and Vasanth Balakrishnan. The documentary promises to offer audiences an in-depth look into the life of this complex personality, who evaded the law for decades and was involved in several crimes, including poaching, smuggling, kidnapping, and murder.

The documentary features a distinguished cast and crew, including speakers such as “Nakkheeran” Gopal, the veteran journalist who interviewed Veerappan several times, multifaceted actor, director and politician Seeman, who has expressed his admiration for Veerappan, N. Ram, Pa Pa Mohan, Subbu aka Subramanyan, Alexander IPS, Rohini, Jeeva Thangavel, Mohan Kumar, and Dhamayanthi.

These individuals provide unique insights into Veerappan's life, adding depth to the narrative. Crafted by Jeyachandra Hashmi, Prabhavathi RV, and Vasanth Balakrishnan, the series adopts a unique narrative approach by incorporating real-life footage.

The documentary is directed by Sharath Jothi and produced by Dheeran Productions of Prabbhavathi RV, with an accomplished team of writers including Jeyachandra Hashmi, Sharath Jothi, and Vasanth Balakrishnan. The cinematography, handled by Raj Kumar PM, promises to bring Veerappan's story to life visually, complemented by the evocative music of Satish Raghunathan and the seamless editing by Ram Pandian.

The documentary is expected to shed light on the various aspects of Veerappan’s life, such as his childhood, his rise to power, his ideology, his family, his associates, his enemies, his exploits, his downfall, and his legacy. The documentary will also explore the socio-political and environmental implications of his actions, and the challenges faced by the authorities in capturing him. The documentary will also feature rare footage and photos of Veerappan, as well as interviews with his relatives, friends, foes, and victims.