Dulquer Salmaan’s film on Sukumara Kuruppu is not fictional!
It was recently that Dulquer Salmaan took everyone by surprise by announcing his next, a movie based on the most wanted criminal Sukumara Kurup’s real life. Second Show fame Srinath Rajendran is directing this movie, first look poster of which was unveiled by Dulquer.
Sukumara Kurup is a notorious 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 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.
Ever since the movie was announced, social medias have been abuzz with discussions about how such a controversial subject will be brought on screen. Many have shown their dissent in glorifying a criminal’s life.
In a recent interview, director Srinath Rajendran revealed that the film is not a fictional story. It will discuss in depth about the life of Sukumara Kurup, the most notorious criminal the State has ever seen.
Eventhough there have been movies in the past based on Sukumara Kurup’s life, this upcoming movie will be an unique one. They are trying to bring several unexplored aspects of his life. It will be a story from a different perspective of his life, that most of us are unaware of.
The movie is scripted jointly by Jithin K Jose and Jishnu Sreekumar. The team have been involved in the research works for a long time. They are currently on the lookout for the rest of the cast and the locations.
This yet to be titled movie is scheduled to go on floors early next year.