Actor Jayasurya who plays the titular role in the biopic of erstwhile Indian Football captain VP Sathyan in the just-released director Prajesh Sen’s Captain, says,”It was on the location of my previous movie Fukri that director Prajesh Sen discussed with me this idea on football legend VP Sathyan. He thought he wouldn't need to introduce me to the character but I barely had any idea. I had been a poor follower of football. Prajesh then took time to narrate the personal life of Sathyan to me. I was moved by his eccentricity, enthusiasm and grave destiny. Once I decided to make a commitment, I started doing work-outs and physical grooming to build an athletic body.