The Malayalam film Kurup was announced a couple of years ago but there were no reports about its progress. Finally, it has been revealed that the team will be conducting an audition at the Jobys Mall in Palakkad on August 21 to rope in some young talents.
While it has been disclosed already that Dulquer Salmaan will be playing the title role, the latest news is that Sunny Wayne and Shine Tom Chacko are also part of it. Srinath Rajendran is wielding the megaphone for this venture which is based on the real-life story of the most elusive accused till date, Sukumar Kurup.
It may be noted here that Srinath Rajendran and Dulquer have teamed up for Second Show almost seven years ago. The film marked both their debuts, Srinathâ€™s in direction, Dulquerâ€™s in acting.
Kurup is scripted by Daniell Sayooj Nair and KS Aravind while Jithin K Jose has penned the story. Sukumara Kurup, the real-life person on whom the movie is based, is accused of murdering a film representative named Chacko in 1984. Kurup also faked his own death. His plan was to murder Chacko and pass it off as his own death to claim a large amount of insurance. It was a sensational case; more so because the police could not arrest the main accused â€“ who is still absconding -- while co-accused driver Ponnappan and brother-in-law Bhaskar Pillai were sentenced to life-term imprisonment. It is one of the longest unsolved cases in Kerala till date. Reports are that a lot of research has gone into the project.
Nimish Ravi has been roped in to crank the camera for Kurup with Sushin Shyam signed up to compose the music. The film is expected to hit the marquee later this year or early next year.
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