During a critical period in his career, Dulquer was not seen on the Malayalam big screen for a year and a half. His ardent fans in Malayalam were worried that if they want to see him in movies, they have to watch foreign films. He was making his own experimental observations in foreign language films at the same time. Some of them have been successful. Others have kept Dulquer in the limelight of local film lovers, even if they have not been successful. Ten years into his career, Dulquer is reaping the fruits of his intelligent efforts. In this period, he has earned the qualification to wear the title of "Pan Indian youth star" without any hesitation. Dulquer's Kuruppu was one of the successes that lifted Kerala's theatre industry during the Kovid era. That was last year. This year is a very important one for him in his own career. Dulquer has released four films in four languages within a single year, in just nine months. Dulquer's first release of the year is Hai Sinamika in Tamil, the directorial debut of noted South Indian dance director Brenda Master. The theatrical release was on March 3.
Dulquer's Salute, the only Malayalam film of the year, also released in the same month. Salute was the first Dulquer film directed by Roshan Andrews. But this was a direct OTT release. The film was released by Sony Live. Salute has been embraced by a segment of filmgoers despite the absence of hey sinamika. This was also a film aimed at the OTT audience. The third release of the year, the Telugu film Sita Ramam, is one of the biggest hits of Dulquer's career. This is Dulquer's second film in Telugu. Dulquer's Telugu debut was the 2018 film Mahanadi, starring Keerthy Suresh in the title role. Anyway, the period romantic drama directed by Hanu Raghavapudi was received with open arms by the audience.
After the huge response to the Hindi version of Sita Ramam, now the third Bollywood film of Dulquer's career is also getting ready for release. Written and directed by R. Balki, the film is a psychological thriller. Sunny Deol plays another lead role alongside Dulquer. Although the film's release was on the 23rd, a preview of the film was held in many cities in India, including Kochi. It was interesting to note that the preview was not only for critics and filmmakers, but for ordinary moviegoers. The film is receiving a good response after the first screenings. Those who praise the film are also praising Dulquer's performance. If Chhup wins, Dulquer will enter the next stage of his career, according to those who work in the film industry. Considering the high budget of the superstar films in the respective languages, Dulquer's journey is going in the right direction as he chooses the script very wisely. The epithet of a Pan-Indian star is not a catch for Dulquer today.