Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup set for OTT release!
If reports are to be believed, one of the most anticipated Malayalam films of the season, ‘Kurup’ is getting an OTT release. Although the news is yet be confirmed by the makers, fans and cinephiles are already expressing their disappointment. Touted to be the biggest film in Dulquer’s career, ‘Kurup’ had massive hype right from the time of its announcement.
‘Kurup’ directed by Srinath Rajendran is based on India’s most wanted fugitive, Sukumara Kurup. He is accused of murdering a person named Chacko. He 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. Kurup is supposed to have fled abroad after the incident and has been absconding for over 30 years now. The Chacko murder case is one of the longest standing cases in the judicial history of Kerala
‘Kurup’ has its story penned by Jithin K Jose and screenplay written jointly by KS Aravind and Daniel Sayooj Nair. While Dulquer plays Kurup’s role, Indrajith Sukumaran essays the part of the investigating police officer. Tovino Thomas, Sunny Wayne, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shine Tom Chacko, Vijayaraghavan, Surabhi Lekshmi and many others are part of the supporting cast.
On the technical front, cinematographer Nimish Ravi of ‘Luca’ fame, music director Sushin Shyam, art director Vinesh Bangalan and editor Vivek Harshan form the core team. Dulquer’s Wayfarer Films is producing the film along with M Star Entertainment.
‘Kurup’ was originally supposed to hit screens earlier this year during the Eid season. But due to the Covid-19 scenario, the makers had to postpone it. A formal announcement confirmation regarding the OTT release is expected to be made soon.