Thiruvananthapuram: The much-awaited Malayalam movie ‘Kurup’ starring Dulquer Salman is to hit theaters on Friday.
‘Kurup’ is directed by Srinath Rajendran and is the story of Kerala’s most wanted criminal Sukumara Kurup who is absconding after murdering a film representative Chacko to embezzle the insurance money by scripting his own death. ‘Kurup’, according to police was influenced by a German crime novel and tried to script his own death to get the insurance claim.
The claim was for Rs 8,00,000 and Kurup killed Chacko, a film representative after giving him a lift in his car while Chacko was waiting for a bus late at night. Sukumara Kurup has reportedly fled abroad while his two associates – driver Ponnappan and brother-in-law Bhaskara Pillai were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Sukumara Kurup is still on the list of absconding since January 1984 and the Chacko murder case is one of the longest-running cases in the judicial history of the state.
The movie which was supposed to hit theaters on May 28, 2021, was delayed following the Covid pandemic that ravaged the state. The movie which is produced on a budget of Rs 35 crore is being given a worldwide release and according to producers, the movie will be released in US, UK, and Canada along with Gulf countries and Singapore.
The film is jointly produced by Wayfarer Films of Dulquer Salman along with M-Star Entertainments. The movie was shot in Kerala, Mumbai, Dubai, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Gujarat, and Ahmadabad.
Apart from Dulquer Salman, the cast includes Indrajit Sukumaran, Sunny Wayne, Shine Tom Chacko, Shobhita Dhulipala, and Bharath Srinivasan in key roles.