Operation Java

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Operation Java
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byTharun Moorthy
Written byTharun Moorthy
Produced byV Cinemas International
Starring Balu Varghese
Lukman Avaran
Binu Pappu
Shine Tom Chacko
Mamitha Baiju
CinematographyFaiz Siddik
Edited byNishadh Yusuf
Music by Jakes Bejoy
V Cinemas International
Distributed bySree Priya Combines
Release date
  • 12 February 2021 (2021-02-12)
Running time
146 minutes
Language Malayalam

Operation Java is a 2021 Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film produced by V Cinemas International, written and directed by Tharun Moorthy (in his feature film debut). It stars an ensemble cast including Balu Varghese, Lukman Avaran, Binu Pappu, Irshad, Shine Tom Chacko, Mamitha Baiju and Vinayakan. The story details an investigation undertaken by a cyber cell police station in Kochi. [1] The film released on 12 February 2021 and received positive reviews from critics.



The film is based on real-life cases and portrays investigations undertaken by a cyber cell police station in Cochin over the period of a year and half with the help of two engineering graduates. Cases involve film piracy, job fraud, and murder. Antony George and Vinay Dasan are the two opportunist youths who join the team as temporary employees in the cyber cell and help the team solve cases using their skills. In the end, they end up not permanently hired, in spite of the initial promise. The film explores the darker side of information technology and its users. The film also conveys the struggles of temporary/ intern/ apprentice staff who work hard but don't get proper recognition or financial benefits for their work.



Tharun Moorthy was a former assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering in college Of Engineering Kidangoor who turned into an advertisement filmmaker. Operation Java is the feature film directorial debut of Moorthy who also wrote the screenplay. [2] It was screenwriter John Paul Puthusery who invited Moorthy to make a feature film after seeing a short film he scripted. Director Moorthy described the film as an investigative thriller, and it's based on real-life cases that follows an investigation by a team over a period of a year-and-a-half. [3] It takes place in 2015 - 2017 period. The film was produced by V Cinemas International [2]

Principal photography took place at Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Vaikom, and Tamil Nadu. A location in Kakkanad served as the police station. [2] Faiz Siddik was the cinematographer. [4] Filming was wrapped in early March 2020. [5] Dubbing of the film was held at a studio in Kochi in June 2020. [6]

Home Media

The satellite rights and digital rights of the film is acquired by Zee Keralam channel and ZEE5 OTT platform. This film premiered on 15 May through the Television Channel Zee Keralam and through Zee5 OTT platform. [3]


Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South wrote "The film is a beautiful combination of romance and practicality and the cruelty of the establishment." [7]


Operation Java
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedFebruary 2021 (2021-02)
Genre Film soundtrack
Jakes Bejoy chronology
Operation Java
Chaavu Kaburu Challaga

The original soundtrack is composed, programmed, and arranged by Jakes Bejoy.

Track listing
1."Iruvazhiye" Joe Paul Jakes Bejoy Alan Joy Mathew, Parvatii Nair, Vivzy4:41
2."Naade Naattaare"ThirumaLi, Fejo Jakes Bejoy ThirumaLi, Fejo, Jakes Bejoy4:04
Total length:8:45

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