Directed by: Ram Gopal Varma
Starring: Shiva Rajkumar, Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sanchari Vijay, Yagna Shetty, Sadh Orhan, Parul Yadav
Killing Veerappan is based on the real life story of Veerappan, the notorious smuggler and killer who was wanted by police in 3 states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for killing nearly 200 people including policemen and for smuggling nearly 25 million dollars worth of sandalwood and ivory.
Siva Rajkumar plays a cop/spy who masterminds Operation Cocoon that led to the death of Veerappan. It was the correct choice by Ram Gopal Varma to select Shivanna to portray this important role especially because Veerappan had kidnapped his father, the acting legend of Karnataka, Dr. Rajkumar.