Kerala theatre owners' association to boycott Dulquer movies as Salute moves to OTT

A still from the movie Salute starring Dulquer Salmaan
A still from the movie Salute starring Dulquer Salmaan

Kochi: The Film Exhibitors' United Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK), the association of theatre owners in the State, has decided to boycott the films of actor Dulquer Salman.

The decision came in the wake of the move to release the Dulquer-starrer movie Salute through the OTT platform.

Salute was already slated for release in theatres on January 14 but the surge in COVID cases then saw a slew of restrictions enforced in the State.

This promoted the Salute team to postpone the release for later, but agreements with the exhibitors were already signed by then.

It is this agreement that's not being honoured now that Salute is moving to an OTT platform, FEUOK had said.

The organisation also announced that it would not cooperate with the release of Dulquer's movies in other languages as well.

About Salute

Salute is a grounded procedural drama, which will see Dulquer step into the shoes of a cop, Aravind Karunakaran.

The film cuts between the past and the present-day scenario, where, a once committed and fiery sub-inspector, Salmaan has been reduced to a disgraced cop, aching for a shot at redemption.

It follows the conflicted choices that Salmaan’s Karunakaran must make between his family and profession, right and wrong, being lawful or a degenerate, and the price he pays for the same.

Helmed by Rosshan Andrews, Salute marks the first association of Dulquer with the director as well as the writer-duo of Bobby and Sanjay.

Produced under the production banner Wayfarer Films, it will also be the Malayalam debut of Bollywood actress Diana Penty and will also star Manoj K Jayan in a pivotal role.

Salute will be available for streaming on March 18.

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