Sumanth and Nandita Swetha starrer Kapatadhaari directed by Pradeep Krishnamoorthy opened on a dull note at the box-office. Despite getting mixed reviews, the film failed to strike the right chords and ended up as a big loss to the makers. This neo-noir thriller drama winded up its final theatrical run with a worldwide gross of Rs. 0.73 Cr and a worldwide share of Rs. 0.40 Cr. Kapatadhaari is the story of a frustrated traffic cop who aspires to join the crime wing but gets knocked by bad luck. How he solves a mystery after skeletal remains are unearthed in his jurisdiction forms the rest of the story. The film is an official remake of the Kannada film Kavaludaari.