‘Thuramukham’ is based on KM Chidambaram’s popular play of the same name that tells the story of the hardships of workers and their protests against the infamous ‘Chappa’ system which was prevailing in Mattancherry harbor in Kochi during the 1940s and 50s time period.
Metal tokens of labor were called Chappa which were thrown into the waiting crowds of laborers and they would fight for the Chappa.
And whoever gets to earn that was given work for the day at the godowns. Fighting and protesting against this cruel system has resulted in the killing of three laborers in police firing.
Here, in the film, the narrative revolves around two brothers being on opposite sides in the games and epic struggles against the bosses.
Nivin Pauly as Mattancherry Moidu
Indrajith Sukumaran as Santo Gopalan
Joju George as Mymood
Sudev Nair as Pacheek
Arjun Ashokan as Hamza
Manikandan R. Achari as Umboocha
Senthil Krishna as Srank
Nimisha Sajayan as Umani
Poornima Indrajith as Umma
Darshana Rajendran as Khadeeja
Previously, the film was slated to release in theatres in May 2022, but due to pandemic issues and other unknown reasons, ‘Thuramukham’s theatrical release was rescheduled to 22nd December 2022.