Case filed against Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kurup for this reason

Malayalam heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan upcoming crime thriller Kurup is in news since its inception. The movie has the popular star trying a new genre. Recently the trailer of the film was unveiled on Dubai’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa. But now it is involved in a controversy as a case has been filed against the movie in Kerala.

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Kerala High Court. It is seeking to block the release of a Dulquer Salman starrer based on the life of a proclaimed offender Sukumaran Kurup.

The PIL filed by a Kochi resident says that the movie is infringing the privacy of Sukumar Kurup. He is the notorious criminal on whom the movie is based upon. The Kerala High Court has issued notice to the Centre, the state government, Interpol and film producers in response to the PIL. But it has not as yet issued a stay order on the movie.


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The story of Kurup is based on Sukumara Kurup a conman who murdered another man in 1984 to fake his own death to claim the insurance money. The story of Sukumara Kurup has become quite popular in the South. Kurup has evaded arrest for over four decades now. His story has become the stuff of legends.

Dulquer Salmaan plays Sukumara Kurup in the upcoming film. Indrajith Sukumaran plays the cop on Kurup’s trail, while Sobhita Dhulipala plays Kurup’s wife. Salmaan has also produced the movie through his Wayfarer Films banner.

Kurup was scheduled to release in May 2021. However, because of COVID-19 After the second wave and the lockdown, the film was postponed. The film will now be released in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi on November 12.

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