Thuramukham theatrical release date announced
Following the Kerala government’s announcement that theatres will resume functioning from January 5, release dates of several films have been announced. Nivin Pauly’s highly anticipated film has been confirmed for theatrical release on May 13 during the Eid holidays. Rajeev Ravi is directing the film and it is produced by Sukumar Thekkeppat of Mini Studio.
Meanwhile, ‘Thuramukham’ will b3 having its world premiere at the prestigious International Film Festival of Rotterdam (IFFR). It is among the 15 films selected for the Big Screen Competition section. The winner, determined by an audience jury, will receive the VPRO Big Screen Award and will be presented during the festival in February.
‘Thuramukham’ scripted by Gopan Chidambaram, is based on the historic protests against the inhuman ‘chappa’ system, that existed during the 1940s wherein copper coins were thrown at waiting workers in a primitive work guarantee scheme, which had resulted in police firing and killing of three workers in Mattancherry. The story is centred around two brothers who are on opposing sides in the epic struggle of daily labourers against the dock bosses.
Nivin Pauly and Arjun Ashokan are said to be playing the two brothers. Joju George, Indrajith Sukumaran, Nimisha Sajayan, Darshana Rajendran, Arjun Ashokan, Poornima Indrajith, Sudev Nair and Manikandan R Achari will be seen in other important roles.