Hero Appukutty, who led his childhood life by picking and selling waste papers is honest in his character and this quality upgrades his position when he grows up. After coming to a comfortable position in life, he sets his sights on purchasing a house for his mother.
Meanwhile the father of Dillija (the film's heroine) gets imprisoned for deceiving his business partners. Since the heroine needs Rs. 20 lakhs to bring him out under bail, they make arrangements to sell their house. On knowing the details Appukutty decides to buy that house and gives the 20 lakhs as an advance. Utilizing the money, Dillija frees her father, but Appukutty ends up going to jail before the registration formalities get over.
Anyway, attracted by his honesty, Dillija marries him when he comes out in bail and helps him to come up in life. In this situation, director M. S. Bhaskar approaches Appukutty for a financial help to do a new film. But, Appukutty utilizes this chance to fulfill his wife's young age desire of becoming an actress and demands Bhaskar to assign his wife for the female lead. Bhaskar is put in a forced situation wherein he has to oblige him to get the finance. What happens next forms the crux of Kagitha Kappal.
Hero Appukutty looks apt for the uneducated boss character and surprises the audience with two different looks in the film. He is very casual in his acting and is impressive in the emotional climax sequence. Debutante Dillija has good looks and has portrayed her character in an appreciable manner. Though given a small opportunity, 'Power Star' Srinivasan has done justice to his portions. M. S. Bhaskar has lived up to his role and proves his experience in the climax scenes.
Director Sivaraman has succeeded in bringing out a casual film without any popular artists. Had the screenplay been more crisp, the movie would have attracted a larger audience. Venkat's cinematography is quite average and composer Prasanna's musical score can be appreciated for the mesmerizing 'Thala' song.
In short, Kagitha Kappal is sure to reach the shore safely.