Dulquer Salmaan is currently producing five films!!
Dulquer Salmaan forayed into production only recently but already has five films lined up. His banner Wayfarer Films is currently involved in the production of ‘Maniyarayile Ashokan’, ‘Kurup’ and Anoop Sathyan’s multi-starrer film. Dulquer’s cop flick with Rosshan Andrrews and political film with Joy Mathew are the two other projects coming up.
‘Maniyarayile Ashokan’ starring Jacob Gregory in the lead is Dulquer’s maiden production venture. The film has ‘Premam’ fame Anupama Parameswaran, Anu Sithara, Shritha Sivadas, Nayana Elza, Krishna Shankar and many others are part of the cast. A bunch of newcomers are part of the film, which includes its director, scriptwriter, DOP and composer. Shamsu Zayba is directing the film and is scripted by Vineeth Krishnan. The film has cinematography by Sajad Kakku, music composed by Sreehari K Nair and edits by Appu N Bhattathiri.
‘Kurup’ is one of the biggest Malayalam films in the making currently. Srinath Rajendran of ‘Second Show’ fame is directing the film, which is based on the life of Kerala’s infamous criminal, Sukumara Kurup. While Dulquer Salmaan essays the titular role, the cast also includes other big names like Indrajith Sukumaran, Tovino Thomas, Sunny Wayne, Sobhita Dhulipala and Shine Tom Chacko. It is most likely to release next May during the Eid season.
Anoop Sathyan’s film is a family entertainer with a dream star cast. Shobhana, Urvashi, Suresh Gopi, Dulquer and Kalyani Priyadarshan play major roles in the film. Along with the expectations that come with such a big cast, debutant filmmaker Anoop has the burden of living up to the legacy of his father, Sathyan Anthikad. Shoot is still progressing and the film is expected to hit screens early next year.
As informed earlier, Joy Mathew’s sophomore directorial is with Dulquer in the lead. It is a political film that will have the star treading an entirely new terrain. Joy Mathew has assured that Dulquer’s character in the film is completely in contrast to his usual roles. He firmly believes that Dulquer will make a mark at the national level with this film. There are also talks about the actor playing a politician’s role in the film but it is yet to be confirmed. Pre-production works are still progressing and shoot is planned to commence by January.
Dulquer Salmaan’s cop film with Rosshan Andrrews is set to begin in April. National award winning writer duo Bobby-Sanjay is scripting this film, which is yet to be titled. The writer-director duo had previously done a cop film ‘Mumbai Police’, that wasn’t anything like seen before in Malayalam cinema. So expectations will definitely be high this time. Though Dulquer had appeared as police officer briefly in ‘Vikramadithyan’, this will be his first attempt in essaying a full length cop role.
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