Dulquer Salmaan eyes a strong comeback with Kurup and Salute
It has been a while since Dulquer Salmaan has done a proper ‘mass’ film in Malayalam. Fans are eagerly waiting to see the star rocking the screen with his charm and charisma. Much to their delight, Dulquer is now coming up with two back to back promising projects. First to hit screens will be ‘Kurup’ — unarguably one of the most hyped Malayalam films of the year.
Directed by Srinath Rajendran, ‘Kurup’ is based on the story of Sukumara Kurup, India’s most wanted fugitive. Dulquer plays the titular role in the film, which includes a star-studded cast. Indrajith Sukumaran, Tovino Thomas, Sunny Wayne, Sobhita Dhulipala and Shine Tom Chacko will be seen essaying other major roles. ‘Kurup’ is planned as a pan-Indian release in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages. The film’s teaser was released recently and it got extraordinary response online.
Second in the pipeline is ‘Salute’, an investigative thriller in which Dulquer plays the role of a police sub-Inspector. It is his first outing in a full fledged cop role and naturally, expectations are high. Rosshan Andrrews is directing the film and it is scripted by Bobby-Sanjay. Bollywood actress Diana Penty of ‘Cocktail’ fame plays the female lead. Manoj K Jayan, Saniya Iyappan, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Alencier Ley Lopez, Binu Pappu and Vijay Kumar are essaying other prominent roles. Popular Tamil music director Santhosh Narayanan has been roped to score for this film.
Dulquer Salmaan as well as his fans have pinned high hopes on both the films. The star himself is producing the two films under his own banner Wayfarer Films.