|Directed by||Srinath Rajendran|
|Produced by||Dulquer Salmaan(Wayfarer Films)|
M Star Entertainments
|Screenplay by||Daniell Sayooj Nair|
|Story by||Jithin K Jose|
Shine Tom Chacko
|Music by||Sushin Shyam|
|Edited by||Vivek Harshan|
M Star Entertainments
|Distributed by||M Star Entertainments|
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Kurup is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language crime thriller film directed by Srinath Rajendran. The film is produced by Dulquer Salmaan under the banner of Wayfarer Films and M Star Entertainments. The film starring Dulquer Salmaan, Sobhita Dhulipala, Manoj Bajpayee, Tovino Thomas, Suresh Oberoi, Shine Tom Chacko, Walid Riachy and Anand Bal, is based on the life of the notorious criminal Sukumara Kurup (played by Dulquer Salmaan).
Sukumara Kurup, notorious criminal accused of murdering a film representative named Chacko and Kurup faked his own death. It is one of the most sensational and unsolved case in the police investigation history of Kerala.
- Dulquer Salmaan as Sukumara Kurup
- Indrajith Sukumaran
- Sobhita Dhulipala
- Sunny Wayne
- Manoj Bajpayee
- Tovino Thomas as Chacko
- Suresh Oberoi
- Shine Tom Chacko as Bhasi Pillai
- Walid Riachy as Rashid ( The Prince )
- Anand Bal
Kurup was announced by Dulquer Salmaan on 15 June 2017.It is the feature film and second film of Srinath Rajendran with Dulquer Salmaan after Second Show.Written by Jithin K Jose and screenplay by Daniel Sayooj Nair and K S Aravind.Vini Vishwa Lal is the creative director.Produced By Wayfarer Films & M Star Entertainments.Wayfarer Films is the production company of Dulquer Salmaan and it's second film production.Film Editing by Vivek Harshan and music by Sushin Shyam.Nimish Ravi is the cinematographer of this film and it's second film after Luca.Production designed by Banglan and production controlled by Deepak Parameshwaran. Art Direction by Manoj and Colorist SRIK Varier (Poetic Prism &Pixels) and audiography by M R Rajakrishnan.Visual Effects by Vishakh Babu(supervisor),Andrew Jacob Dcrus(supervisor),Arunlal S. Pillai(producer) in Mindstein Studios.Stills by Suhaib SBK and Poster designed by Anand Rajendran. Title Animation by Coconut Bunch Creations. Athira Diljith is the PRO of this film.
History of Sukumara Kurup
Sukumara Kurup is a mostwanted criminal not traced until now in the Indian state of Kerala. He is accused in the murder of Chacko, a film representative, 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 INR 800,000($75,000)(1984 $rate was 10.74) by killing Chacko who bore a resemblance with him. Sukumara Kurup is supposed to have fled abroad after the incident, while two of his co-accused, driver Ponnappan and brother-in-law Bhaskar Pillai, were sentenced to a life-term imprisonment. The Chacko murder case is one of the long-standing cases in the judicial history of Kerala.
The case again caught media attention during the mid-2000s when there were reports on Sukumara Kurup look-alikes in various parts of India and Kerala.
Release date is not fixed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
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