Dulquer Salmaan’s Sukumara Kurup starts rolling
It has been over two years since it was announced that Dulquer Salmaan would be starring in a movie about Sukumara Kurup, Kerala’s most real life character, till date. Srinath Rajendran of ‘Second Show’ and ‘Koothara’ fame is directing the movie, which has finally gone on floors. KS Aravind and Daniel Sayooj Nair have scripted the movie after over five years of research works. Last day, the director took to his official social media handle to inform that the movie has started rolling.
Srinath’s Facebook post reads,
“Grateful to the almighty for this day, on which we announce the good news that “Kurup” goes on floor from today . We took around 5 years of our sweet time working on this epic and I, personally, thank Dulquer Salmaan for being with us through out this journey. Details regarding the crew, cast and other whereabouts will be announced soon.. Here is a “fan made” poster done by a very talented friend Sani Yas, which I liked very much and felt should get released officially today. Saimaa here it is..
When the project was first announced in June 2017, there were concerns 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 accused of murdering Chacko by strangling him to death and burning his body inside a car. 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.