The Hunt For Veerappan OTT Release Date: Netflix to Premiere the Show on August 4

Netflix is all set to release a docu-series on dreaded gangster and poacher Veerappan. rtead on to know more about the show.

  • Netflix releases the teaser of its new show The Hunt for Veerappan
  • The show will start airing on August 4.
  • The show will be released in multiple languages

With its upcoming original The Hunt for Veerappan, Netflix is prepared to shed light on the life of the notorious poacher Veerappan, who became known as the “Robin Hood of India.” One of the most feared criminals in the nation, the smuggler was known for his signature handlebar moustache and thin cheeks. He was responsible for holding two states hostage for many years while operating out of the thick forests of South India.

The four-part documentary series was created by Delhi Crime producer Apoorva Bakshi and directed by Selvamani Selvaraj, who is making her directorial debut. The documentary series, which was originally made in Tamil and English, will also be available in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Malayalam. Netflix will start streaming it on August 4.

When and Where to Watch The Hunt for Veerappan

Netflix has announced that it will be premiering the docuseries on its platform from August 4. Viewers will need to have a subscription to the streaming service to watch the show.

Movie Name/ Show OTT Platform Release Date Language
The Hunt for Veerappan Netflix August 4 English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam


Official Trailer and Plot

The official synopsis of this documentary series claims that it recounts the ascent and fall of infamous smuggler Veerappan, whose violent rule spurred a 20-year chase in south India. The series’ teaser was released on Thursday, providing a peek at Veerappan’s ascent and how he became the target of India’s most extensive and expensive manhunt.

We learn about how he and his gang murdered more than 119 people as a chilling song plays in the background. As he talks about the former home minister, an old video of LK Advani is also being aired.  The show claims to tell the forgotten tale of the poacher who later rose to fame as India’s “Robin Hood” by providing financial assistance to locals.


The teaser of the show was released just a day ago and has garnered 173,061 views, which shows the anticipation it has created among the audience. Watch out for this space for more such updates.