The Rajeev Ravi directorial Thuramukham is based on K. M. Chidambaran’s play of the same name, which hit screens on March 10. Scripted by the playwright's son Gopan Chidambaram, the film chronicles a tumultuous era in Kerala history. The film, which spans multiple timelines, showcases the struggles of the workers in the Kochi harbour and their protests against corrupt bosses. It also attempts to document the infamous ‘Chappa’ system practised at the Mattancherry harbour, wherein labourers were forced to fight one another for copper tokens entitling them to work.
The movie features Nivin Pauly in the role of Mattancherry Moidu, an immoral labourer who is recruited for executing violent activities against the trade unions. Besides Nivin Pauly, the movie also features Arjun Ashokan as Moidu’s brother, Darshana Rajendran as his sister, Joju George as the father, and Nimisha Sajayan as his wife. The film has garnered positive reviews for its realistic depiction of the social and political issues of the era.
The new report suggest that the film is gearing up for its OTT release. It will be out on Sony LIV on April 28th.