The actor, on a high after the monumental success of Sita Ramam, returns to Hindi cinema with a redemption thriller
Dulquer Salmaan and Shreya Dhanwanthary
Versatility, thy name is Dulquer Salmaan. From film production to appearances in OTT originals to feature films in multiple languages in a diverse range of avatars, here's an actor who has the skill and confidence to pull off any role with elan. The star was recently seen in his second straight Telugu film Sita Ramam, a period romance alongside Mrunal Thakur, directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The film emerged a success in all the four languages in which it released - Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam.
In what can be termed an unlikely follow-up to Sita Ramam, Dulquer Salmaan will be returning to Hindi cinema with a redemption thriller Chup. His other Hindi films include Karwaan and The Zoya Factor. Meanwhile, Chup promises to be an exciting return for Dulquer more so its illustrious team - comprising filmmaker R Balki, actors like Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Shreya Dhanwanthary, to name a few. The unusual trailer caught the eyeballs of many recently and left us craving for more.
For the unversed, Chup is a story based on the revenge of an artist who transforms into a serial killer, murdering film critics while engraving starry ratings on their faces. The glimpse leaves a lump in our throats and gets us excited at the same time. The intense dialogue of Dulquer Salmaan in the end of the trailer gives enough reason for the star's loyal fans to be happy about. Written by R Balki, Chup's screenplay and dialogues are by R Balki, former film critic Raja Sen and Rishi Virmani.
The film has music by the late SD Burman, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar, Aman Pant with the lyrics of Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi and Swanand Kirkire. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Anil Naidu, Jayantilal Gada (PEN Studios) and Gauri Shinde are bankrolling the film. Vishal Sinha is the cinematographer and Nayan HK Bhadra is the editor respectively. Dulquer's other recent releases were SonyLIV's Salute and the multilingual blockbuster Kurup.