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Dulquer Salmaan surprises fans with new poster of Kurup on Eid


The film is based on the real life story of Sukumara Kurup, who scripted his own death so as to get his hands on the sum insured in his name. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

A new poster of Dulquer Salmaan’s much-anticipated Malayalam film Kurup – a story about Kerala’s most wanted man – was unveiled on the occasion of Eid.

Sharing the poster on Twitter, Dulquer wrote: “Here’s a little surprise for Eid! Another poster from our most ambitious ‘Kurup. In an ideal world today the film would have released in theatres all over. But guess we will have to make do with a poster release! (sic).”

The film is the real life story of Sukumara Kurup, a family man who, after reading about a crime involving embezzlement of insurance money in Germany, was motivated to insure and then script his own death. He murdered a man, Chacko, in order to lay his hands on sum isured in his name. It’s been over three decades since the heinous crime and Sukumara is still at large. 

Dulquer will be seen playing Kurup in the film, which wll see him reunite with director Srinath after seven years. They first worked together in the film, Second Show.

The makers have revealed in a statement that the project has been made on a budget of Rs35 crore, making it the biggest film in Dulquer’s career. It has been shot predominantly in Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and and the UAE.

When the project was announced last year, Dulquer had said that he was thrilled about the project and could not wait to start shooting. The film features Sobhita Dhulipala as the leading lady. This will be her first full-fledged Malayalam film.

On being part of the project, Sobhita recently tweeted: “It’s a wrap on Kurup, my first full-fledged Malayalam film that is eccentric and endearing at once. As I type this, it occurs to me that this is the first ‘wrap post’ I’m documenting so I’ll just do it here online,” Sobhita tweeted. 

She said that the film is special for its obvious reasons like, “the astute direction by happy hippie Srinath, aided by prodigies Nimish, Banglan, Praveen and the most wonderful, buoyant co-actor Dulquer.”

In the film, she’s rumoured to be playing Dulquer’s wife. Talking about the experience of being part of the project, she wrote: “What makes my experience intimate is that it caused/coincided with - perhaps unknowingly, a growth spurt in me as much emotionally as creatively. I’ve had distinct landmark moments in my life that have been character building. This is one such affair.”

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