Killing Veerappan is Indian, docudrama thriller film written and directed by Ram Gopal Varma, based on the events leading to Operation Cocoon to capture or kill Indian bandit Veerappan. The film is being shot primarily in the Kannada language, and being simultaneously dubbed into Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil languages, featuring Shivaraj Kumar in the central role of Senthamarai Kannan, the Superintendent of police, with the Indian Special Task Force, and the spy who masterminded Operation Cocoon. The first teaser of Killing Veerappan was released on 12 July 2015. The full length trailer was released on 18th October 2015, which achieved highly positive reviews. The film is set to release theatrically on 1 Janury 2016.