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After Dulquer’s Salute, Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham to postpone its release due to Omicron threat?

The period film, which also has Indrajith Sukumaran, Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George, is scheduled to hit theatres on January 20

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Jan 12, 2022
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Nivin Pauly in Thuramukham

The rising COVID-19 cases in Kerala along with other metro cities going in for lockdowns had forced makers of Dulquer Salmaan’s investigative thriller Salute to postpone its release date, and now it’s been reported that Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham too could follow suit.

Thuramukham, which is directed by Rajeev Ravi, is currently scheduled for a January 20 release. The movie, which had completed shooting before the pandemic, has had to shift its release dates multiple times in the past two years due to the lockdowns in Kerala.

On whether the makers will go forward and release the movie this month, a source from the team tells OTTplay, “It’s still uncertain. Salute has also already postponed its release. The chances of people coming to theatres are few and so, there’s still no clarity on the movie’s release date. The makers will take a call within a week.”

Thuramukham, which is a period film written by Gopakumar Chidambaran, revolves around the chappa system that was practiced in the Cochin port in the 1940s and 50s, where labourers had to fight among themselves to get a coin that earned them the right to work.

Apart from Nivin in the lead, the film has Indrajith Sukumaran, Arjun Ashokan, Joju George, Darshana Rajendran, Nimisha Sajayan, Poornima Indrajith and Sudev Nair in pivotal roles. The movie has also been selected to be screened at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam.

Meanwhile, Unni Mukundan had earlier confirmed to us that his movie Meppadiyan is still on track for a January 14 release. The Kerala government too had announced recently that chances of a total lockdown in the State are slim. The film industry as well as theatre owners will be hoping that theatres, which reopened only by October end last year after the second lockdown, won’t be shut down again.


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