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Dulquer Salmaan’s Salute postponed, not selected for Rotterdam Film Festival

Salute, which features Dulquer Salmaan in the role of a police officer for the first time, marks the first collaboration of the actor with Rosshan Andrews and Bobby-Sanjay.

Written by Goutham VS | Thiruvananthapuram |
Updated: January 10, 2022 6:20:02 pm
Dulquer SalmaanDulquer Salmaan's Salute is helmed by Rosshan Andrews. (Photo:Instagram/ Dulquer Salmaan)

The release of Salute, a cop drama starring Dulquer Salmaan and directed by Rosshan Andrews, has been postponed due to the rising Covid-19 cases and the fear of new variant, Omicron. The new release date has not been announced yet. The movie was earlier slated to release on January 14th.

Many states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi have closed down theatres as part of curbs to prevent the spread of the virus. The movie, which was hoping for a pan India release after Dulquer’s last movie Kurup’s nationwide reception, will now have to wait for the right scenario before announcing the next release date of the movie.

“We at Wayfarer films are bound to show social responsibility ahead of our personal interests. Just like all of you, we were most excited and eagerly awaiting our next release. Owing to recent developments and the spike in Covid-19 and Omicron cases, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the release of “Salute”. We apologise if we’ve disappointed you. But in times like this we must prioritise health and safety. We request everyone to stay safe. We will be back. At the earliest. We thank each and every one of you for your support,” reads the statement released by Wayfarer films.

Earlier, it was wrongly reported that the film has been selected for the 51st International Film Festival of Rotterdam. Indian Express also carried the wrong news and the error is regretted.

Salute is scripted by famous writer duo Bobby and Sanjay who are known for their movies including Traffic, Ayalum Njanum Thammil, Mumbai Police etc. This is the first movie in which Dulquer Salmaan has associated with Rosshan Andrews and Bobby-Sanjay combo. It’s also the first time Dulquer is playing the role of a police officer. The movie will be an investigative drama and the trailer of the movie is already trending on social media. The movie will have Bollywood actor Diana Penty in lead role opposite Dulquer. The movie will also have Manoj K Jayan, Alancier Lopez, Lakshmi Gopalaswami, Saniya Iyappan playing important characters.

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