Dulquer Salmaan pens a heartfelt note ahead of the film’s release
After the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown and strict restrictions, theatres in Kerala are finally opening their doors to the audience tomorrow. They will start with the screening of Daniel Craig’s last Bond movie No Time To Die with 50% occupancy. The first Malayalam film to reach theatres would be Joju George’s ‘Star’, that will release on October 29.
Meanwhile a whole lot of movies are waiting for release and among them is Dulquer Salmaan’s much awaited film, Kurup that had been put on hold for a long time owing to the pandemic. The film that has been produced by Wayfarer films has DQ in the titular role. The actor took to social media to announce its release on November 12th. He wrote, “At long long last, we are ready. Ready to set Kurup free. Our biggest film yet, Kurup, is free from being caged and locked down and slated to release in theaters all across the world.
It has been a long ambitious yet arduous journey with Kurup. In ideation for several years. Filming for close to a year. And months and months of post production. And then the pandemic. There were long months where we had no idea if Kurup would ever see the light of day. But the unanimous and overwhelming love, the support, the constant requests from all of you to wait till theatres opened, helped us survive in some of the toughest times.
I’ve said it to close family and friends many a time that the film Kurup almost feels like my second child. I feel like it’s a living breathing thing with a life and destiny of it’s own. There is nothing I havnt and wouldn’t do for this film to become the best version of itself. Physically and mentally I’ve given it my all. I know I’ve said a lot of ‘I’s. Not to take away from the tremendous effort and talent of the team that made it what it is. But I just want to speak from the heart about my special relationship with this film.
We as a team have fought many battles internally and externally to bring it together. To do justice to it. To nurture and care for it. As it grew from an idea to everyday growing bigger and bigger to what is in my eyes a giant now.
Kurup like I mentioned always had a destiny if it’s own. And I always knew it wouldn’t come out till it felt the time was right and it felt ready.
And now it’s time to finally let Kurup free. And I pray and hope you all give it wings. And it reaches great heights.
Across languages in cinemas near you on November 12th 2021 ! ”
Other films that will be releasing in November include Sivakarthikeyan’s Doctor, Suresh Gopi starrer Kaaaval and Rajnikanth’s Annatthe.