Kuruthi Poster

Kuruthi, the Prithviraj Sukumaran-starring Malayalam thriller film, will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on August 11, the streaming platform announced on Wednesday.

Produced by Supriya Menon under the Prithviraj Productions banner and directed by Manu Warrier, Kuruthi also features actors Shine Tom Chacko, Roshan Mathew Srindaa, Murali Gopy, Mamukkoya, Manikanda Rajan, Naslen, Sagar Surya, and Navas Vallikkunnu in pivotal roles.

Sharing the announcement poster of the upcoming film on social media, Prithviraj wrote, “This Onam, keep your friends close and frenemies closer!”

According to Amazon Prime Video, Kuruthi will be an edge-of-seat thriller that depicts how enduring human relations that transcend boundaries, struggle to survive trials of hatred and prejudice.

Anish Pallyal has written the film’s script, while Jakes Bejoy has composed the music to award-winning lyricist Rafeeq Ahammed’s lyrics.

The cinematography of Kuruthi has been done by Abinandhan Ramanujam, who had previously worked on Prithviraj’s 2015 film Double Barrel.

Earlier, in a conversation with Silverscreen India, actor Shine had said that the film was shot between December 2020 and January 2021 over a period of 24 days. “Most of the shooting for Kuruthi happened inside a house in Erattupetta. For the outdoor scenes, we shot in a forest in Vagamon between December 25 and January 1,” he said.

He also revealed that he plays the role of a Panchayat-level politician, a ward member from Wayanad in the film. “My character’s name is Karim. Apart from me, there are several characters from the town that are part of the film. Roshan Mathew’s character is named Ibrahim, Srindaa plays a character named Suma, and Mammukoya essays a character named Moosa. Prithviraj plays the role of a young man from Wayanad; he’s not a politician,” he added. 

Kuruthi marks Prithviraj’s second film after Cold Case to opt for a direct-to-OTT release in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Aside from Kuruthi, Prithviraj has several Malayalam films in the pipeline, including Jana Gana Mana, Bhramam, Aadujeevitham, Kaduva, and Bro Daddy, all in various stages of production.