Dulquer Salmaan as Sukumara Kuruppu; Teams up with Second Show fame Srinath Rajendran
Dulquer Salmaan has just announced a biggie. He will be playing the lead in Second Show fame Srinath Rajendran’s upcoming movie. What is even more interesting is that, the movie is based on the real life story of the most wanted criminal Sukumara Kurup.
The actor wrote on his Facebook page,
So at long last. Nearly 6 years later I reunite with my brother Srinath Rajendran the director of my debut film Second Show for a very ambitious film. I think we’ve discussed this during Second Show. But I guess everything has its own time. Early 2018 we hope to go on the floors with this film. And it’s something I’m super super thrilled about. Happy to share this with all of you.
Dulquer Salmaan is playing Sukumara Kurup’s role in the film. An intriguing poster has also been unveiled, which features a man staring at a mirror. It is shot from the back and the man, probably Dulquer himself, is sporting an 80s coiffure. The poster has some intriguing elements; eventhough the person is staring at the mirror, his reflection is not there to be seen. The makers have also deliberately used the term ‘conning’ soon instead of ‘coming’ soon. This is exactly what the whole story is about!
Sukumara Kurup is a most wanted-criminal, accused in the murder of Chacko in the year 1984. Chacko was strangled to death and his body was burnt inside a car. Sukumara Kurup, who was 38 then, allegedly committed the crime to fake his own death and claim an insurance amount of Rs 8 lakhs by killing Chacko who bore an uncanny resemblance with him. Sukumara Kurup is supposed to have fled abroad after the incident. He has been absconding for over thirty years now. The Chacko murder case is one of the long standing cases in the judicial history of Kerala.
We presume that the movie will be an interesting tale of facts and fiction. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.