Spanish Masala Teaser

Finally cooking is almost done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Delightfully Spanish!

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Friends,

So far I have not spoken about my leading lady! Daniela Zacheri is a trained hip-hop dancer from Austria. She has completed one year acting course from UK film Institute. She naturally needed to be acclimatized to the kind of movements and acting familiar to Malayalee aesthetic. She has almost learned it by now and seems comfortable!

Nelson and Gopalan are the new members in the actors’ team from Kerala. Days and minutes are flying by. It feels like a huge new colourful kaleidoscope with a bunch of new elements added every moment!

We have two line producers – Miguel and Ceaser. Later Goyo took charge of directing the production crew. Maya from U.K is assisting him. (She is Spanish, though named Maya!!). She also assists with Spanish language related matters. As I have been sharing my concerns before shoot of two cultures, languages and different styles of operation; everything has been tough . But as we always say, believe in the goodness of mankind…things will start working out for better! And I think this shoot is a perfect example of our belief in almighty and fellow beings around! Thank you all!

Love

LJ

A start so familiar….!

Shooting of Spanish Masala  started on First of August, in Madrid’s Jardines- de Sabatini. Switch on was done at the Roof top of the hotel. In Keralam, we usually light the traditional lamp, but as we were in Spain, there was a slight change from routine. Dileep lighted a candle and producer Noushad switched on the camera. Script writer Benny, Actors Biju Menon , Nelson and others along with Camera man Loganathan and the whole crew were present. Spanish – Malayalam translator Haritha and the rest of production personnel were there too.

We started with a song sequence of Dileep and Daniela. Though the summer is here in full strength, I was the least amused to see it drizzling as we started. All my friends in the crew had a smile.  From nowhere the clouds gathered and lo! It’s commonplace for all my films to get a rain or drizzle in the beginning as if Mother Nature is showering us with blessings!

From Location

 

On location of Spanish Masala

Actors Biju Menon, Dileep and script writer Benny P.Nayarambalam at the location in Madrid, of Spanish Masala

Friends,

I know you understand how it is while shooting. We have started full fledged shooting from last week, it’s about ten days now…

Let me tell you it’s REAL hectic…!

I thank the whole crew for keeping up with the spirit of hard work!

I would keep jotting in bits and pieces so that our link stays live.

In Madrid, we have been staying at Jardines de sabatini suites.

As I told you before,  people from different cultures are meeting to work together!

The results are gorgeous  off  screen,  I pray the same repeats on screen!!!

Love

LJ