New Project – 7 Sundara Raathrikal

Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttyum is still running successfully at major release centers and theatres! During Onam the film got released in new centers. Targeted audience of the film received it well. Other segments of audience couldn’t accept it completely. Anyhow, my producers are satisfied; me too! Wish I could come up with a creation that enthralls audience of all mind states soon.

Now we are going ahead with the new project. James Albert is waiting with completed screenplay. Today on 25th, the shooting is to start. It is named `7 Sundara Raathrikal’ (Seven beautiful  Nights). I shall be back with detailed updates soon. Till then my heartfelt gratitude for those who loved `Pullippulikalum Aattinkuttiyum’. Those who didn’t like it, here is requesting – Please give me three more chances!! I Shall try my best to be back with a good film!

Love

Take care

LJ

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Awards and I…..!

Spanish Masala was done in 2011. But it got released only in the beginning of 2012. This year saw two more releases- `Diamond Necklace’ in May and Ayalum Njanum Thammil’ towards the end of year. Ayaalum Njaanum Thammil bagged all other awards except Asianet and Jayhind awards of the year-Amritha TV awards, Surya TV and Producers Association awards, awards from Qatar, Dubai, Kerala state film awards…and now SIIMA awards as latest in the line!

More than the glitter of awards, I am consoled by the wider acceptance this film gathered amidst micro levels in criticism from internet and mainstream Malayalam media.  The recognition is based mostly on the creative potential and strenuous effort of the team including producer Prem Prakash, writers Bobby and Sanjay, Cinematographer Jomon T.John, art directors Gokul das and Mohan das, music composer Ouseppachan, lyricist Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma, editor Ranjan Abraham and all other technicians.

I cannot but mention one name. And that’s Prithviraj! Preliminary form of the story was told to Prithviraj. He was the one who realized that I could do the film better and suggested my name to the producer and script writers. Here is my gratitude for the insight and belief he expressed!

While writing this at the tail months of 2013, I share the strength and recognition bestowed by this film with him, who is the original source of existence of Ayaalum Njaanum thammil!

Love

LJ

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Choicest Wishes for Samvritha!

ImageWe concluded shoot of Ayalum Njanum Thammil at Munnar on Saturday. It held another emotional angle for me as it was the last day in the acting career of Samvrutha Sunil, the talented actress who stood in front of camera for the first time for my directorial venture Rasikan, now signing off from silver screen with another venture of mine!!

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She has been part of films for almost 10 years..You know she has tried consistently to be part of good cinema. As the director who introduced her acting talent to films, I was proud to see her focused attempt to be professional in all work that she accepted irrespective of the screen time and kind of role she was offered.

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My team along with me wish her the best as she enters a new phase of life from November 1st..! May Almighty shower choicest blessings for her future!

Gratitude of Diamond Necklace team!

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Dear Ones,

Yesterday the first venture of LJ Films completed hundred and one days!

Diamond Necklace is continuing its run in Thiruvanathapuram Sripadmanabha, Kochi Padma Screen two,  Kozhikkode PVS Film City and others.

Personally its a humbling occasion for me and true appreciation from you all for the professional film making venture!

Hope to be worthy of your love and good wishes in the coming ventures too!!

Take care

with love

LJ

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Ayaalum Njanum Thammil..

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Back to the locations with “Ayaalum Njanum Thammil“.The shooting started at Vaniyamkulam near Shornur on Wednesday. And back to working with Prithviraj and Narein after ‘Classmates’! The cast includes Samvrutha Sunil, Reema Kallungal and Remya Nambeesan along with Prathap Pothen. Salim Kumar and Kalabhavan Mani will be doing prominent roles.The film scripted by Bobby and Sanjay is produced by Prem Prakash in the banner of Prakash Movie Tone. I am associating with music director Ouseppachan for Ayaalum Njanum Thammil!.  He will set music to the three songs by Vayalar Sarathchandra Varma. Jomon T John is the cinematographer. Gokul Das and Mohandas are the art direction team, Sameera Saneesh does costumes while Sreejith Guruvayur is the Make up artist.   Ayaalum Njaanum Thammil to be shot in locations at Thrissur, Ernakulam, Thiruvalla and Munnar is expected to be ready by end of October. 

Thank you so much for the relentless support and prayers… Hope to be worthy of your love..!!

Will be back soon with more pictures and news..

Take Care..

Love

LJ

 

Beautiful Films

Hi Friends,

I saw the film `Beautiful’ directed by V.K.Prakash yesterday. I had seen `Swapna Sanchari’ a couple of days back. These two films reiterated my belief in Malayalam cinema. Those who have been singing praises of other language films should take note of these films that kindle our hope further in the art form!

Beautiful is as charming as its name. Swapna Sanchari is a film with a message.

Beautiful interests the viewer with novel story telling. There is no doubt that this film is the best so far from the director. Anoop Menon has positioned himself at an admirable status as script writer. And Jayasurya has selected the best role in his career through `Beautiful’! The performance of all main characters  by Jayasurya, Anoop,  Meghna and supporting roles by Tini Tom, Nandu and a host of other actors are commendable. For the way the story is told and the revelation of the plot through the characters, VKP and his young soldiers need to be given a big applause!! Hats off to you!

Love

Lal Jose