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DQ to play Kerala's most-wanted conman Sukumara Kurup

The film will be directed by Srinath Rajendran who debuted into filmmaking with 'Second Show', which was also Dulquer's first film.

Published: 17th June 2017 06:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2017 06:41 PM   |  A+A-

The poster of the film | file photo

By Express News Service

KOCHI: It was in 2012 that DQ made his much-awaited debut with another newbie Srinath Rajendran. The medium-budget film, a crime drama woven around smuggling gangs, was an average hit. And now, five years down the lane, the duo is all set to join hands once again. 

“So at long last. Nearly 6 years later I reunite with my brother Srinath Rajendran the director of my debut film 'Second Show' for a very ambitious film. I think we’ve discussed this during Second Show. But I guess everything has its own time. Early 2018 we hope to go on the floors with this film. And it’s something I’m super super thrilled about. Happy to share this with all of you,” posted an excited actor along with the poster of the upcoming film. 

After 'Second Show', Srinath directed one more film in 2014, 'Koothara' starring Mohanlal along with a bunch of young actors.  

In the film, Dulquer will be appearing in the role of Sukumara Kurup, Kerala’s  most-wanted criminal absconding after a murder. In 1984 Sukumara Kurup faked his own death by murdering a man and burning his body inside a car.

Left: Dulquer Salman | Centre: the poster of the film | Right: criminal Sukumara Kurup

He committed the crime to recive his life insurance money ahead of his death and has been missing ever since. The story has inspired a couple of films including 'NH 47' released in 1984 and the recent 'Pinneyum' directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan. “The story is not the one you have known or heard,” posted Srinath Rajendran. 

The film is expected to go on floors after DQ’s present projects including Bejoy Nambiar’s 'Solo'.

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