Kurup’s release has been stalled due to the ongoing pandemic. There have also been rumours that Kurup will take the OTT route.
According to Lets OTT Global, “Dulquer Salman’s most-awaited #Kurup deal finalised with a leading OTT platform for a direct premiere. Expect the official announcement soon.”
— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) August 7, 2021
Although while talking about the digital release of the film, Dulquer Salmaan expressed his interest in sticking to the theatrical release for Kurup. “No, Kurup is something we will definitely release theatrically. It is a film that is conceived and made for the theatrical experience,” he was quoted as saying.
It’s unclear whether Dulquer, who also produced Kurup, has changed his mind since then. Many Malayalam filmmakers have gone for the OTT route as the pandemic appears to be far from finished and theatres in Kerala remain shuttered due to the government’s lockdown regulations to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Kurup is directed by Srinath Rajendran and is based on the life of Kerala’s most sought criminal Sukumara Kurup. The story centres around a crime that has become famous in Malayalam pop culture over the years. Sukumara Kurup has been on the run since 1984, when he was charged with the murder of film representative Chacko.