Principal photography lasted about a month from December 2020 to January 2021. Kuruthi was scheduled to be released in theatres on 13 May 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film is set for an OTT release through Amazon Prime Video on 11 August 2021.Ibrahim, a rubber tapping labourer lives in the lonely mountain ranges and is trying to leave behind memories of a traumatic monsoon landslide. On a fateful night, an injured cop barges into his house with a prisoner and seeks refuge. When a powerful enemy burning with vengeance follows them into his house, Ibrahim is forced to confront testing questions about his own beliefs and convictions.
Kuruthi marks director Manu Warrier’s debut film in Malayalam, who had earlier directed Hindi film Coffee Bloom and have written TV series Yudh (both in 2014). Warrier describes the film as “a socio-political thriller that has got a bit of drama, action and thrilling elements […] though Prithvi plays the lead, all other characters have equal importance”. The film was written by Anish Pallyal. After several discussions, Prithviraj and his wife Supriya Menon decided to produce the film under their banner Prithviraj Productions.Principal photography of the film began on 9 December 2020 at Erattupetta, Kottayam district. Abhinandan Ramanujam was the cinematographer.The filming completed on 4 January 2021 in a single schedule which lasted only less than a month.