Chacko’s widow Santhamma and his son Jithin still believe that Kurup, who would be 80 years old now, is alive and they pray he is brought before the law.
The PIL was moved by a lawyer, three days before release of the film in 2021, claiming that the release of the movie would affect the right to privacy of Kurup, a proclaimed offender.
A petty thief, out on bail, had remained elusive since 1985, until he chose to reveal his identity.
Based on this information a search is to be carried out in states outside Kerala. The Crime Brach unit in Alappuzha is handling the case.
In the climax of 'Kurup', Dulquer appears as a character called Alexander and the actor would be donning the same look in the new movie too.
The veteran CPM leader was reacting to a meme with a morphed image of the fugitive that holds resemblance to a photograph of his.
Sukumara Kurup, who has been elusive since 1984, is wanted in connection with the murder of Chacko, a film representative.
Adding to the mystery the inmate claimed he was once in the Indian Air Force where Sukumara Kurup too was employed before he left to the Middle East.
Chacko's son Jithin said that the misunderstandings and apprehensions he had about the movie have been cleared.
The cold-blooded murder of film representative K J Chacko, a father-to-be, in a car on a national highway had sent shock waves across Kerala and is discussed even today.