Dulquer Salmaan to turn a producer with ‘Sukumara Kurup’
For nearly an year now, Dulquer Salmaan has been busy with a handful of movies in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The actor is now set to make his much awaited comeback to Malayalam industry. He has already committed for a couple of projects, and one among them is Sukumara Kurup, a movie based on the real life of Kerala state’s most wanted criminal.
Srinath Rajendran, noted for his films like Second Show and Koothara, will be directing this movie. The project was first announced last June and ever since then Malayali audience have been waiting for updates from the makers. The latest we get to hear is that Dulquer Salmaan is planning to turn a producer with this movie. They are planning to start shooting by the this year end, once Dulquer is free from his other commitments.
Jithin K Jose and Jishnu Sreekumar are scripting the movie. The team have been doing research works for a long time. When the project was first announced, there were talks about how the makers will showcase the life of a notorious criminal like Sukumara Kurup on screen. Dulquer, then, had made it clear that they will not be glorifying him or make him seem as a good person.
Sukumara Kurup is an 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 allegedly committed the crime to fake his own death and claim an insurance amount of Rs 8 lakhs by killing Chacko who bore a resemblance with him. He is supposed to have fled abroad after the incident and 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.