Kurup is based on the elusive criminal of Kerala- Sukumara Kurup. The whereabouts of the criminal remains unknown even after four decades. The film is being made after extensive research forabout five years.
Kurup is directed by Srinath Rajendran, who introduced actors Dulquer and Sunny Wayne into mainstream cinema. The film stars Dulquer Salmaan in the title role. It also stars Sunny Wayne and Shine Tom Chacko in pivotal roles. Kurup has music by Sushin Shyam, cinematography by Nimish Ravi.