`Immanuel’ in Theatres Tomorrow!



[For those friends who complain that they can’t read our mother tongue! :)]

Immanuel is getting released tomorrow…

If you liked Daimond Necklace and Ayalum Njanum Thammil, you would surely like this movie!

Immanuel, the representative of a middle class head of family, secures his family while coming to terms with values and ideas of the changed, new age. My promise through this attempt is a clean movie you could watch along with family, without a frown on your face. I expect to see you watch this movie with a smile on welled up eyes!! I would be grateful if the reminiscence of yourself or any one whom you know approach you while watching this film…

Please watch Immanuel in theatres, this week itself!



Great Times Ahead!

My dear ones!

Again a Christmas and new Year!

We all have great expectations of the future and every new year is a manifestation of our optimism! I have seen in the last year all of you wishing well and praying for my films and its my strong belief that your positive energy truly made me a better being! 

As in the previous years I promise to strive hard for quality in content and form! And hope I am worthy of all the goodness I receive. Let us together strive to make this blue green planet a better place to live and preserve as a gift for the coming generations!

Here is my family along with me wishing you all a joyous Christmas and New beginning!



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!!


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.


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!

Poster Diamond Necklace

Diamond Necklace 101th day poster

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


Diamond Necklace 101th day

Belated New Year Wishes …

Well, better late than never. I wish all of you a peaceful and prosperous new year. I have been busy with my new film ‘Spanish Masala’. Besides, there were a few other things which kept me busy-like shooting of ‘Cinemakkaryangal ‘and celebrity interviews at One TV, where I am the creative head. All these things kept me offline for a short period; so I could not send replies to the New Year greetings. Now I am back, and belated New Year wishes to all…

For me, Christmas and New Year celebrations were rather calm with my family members. On January 1, I went to Bharathappuzha with my wife, children and my sister’s children. Now, long grass with white colored flowers has taken place the sands at Bharathappuzha. The grass seems like the ghost of the sand that was once there. After that day, I went back to my usual busy schedule. My new movie ‘Spanish Masala’ is all set to hit the screen on 19th of this month.

There was not a single film directed by me in 2011, and it is the second time in my directorial career which spans over 13 years. The years 2000 also did not see any movie by me. After ten years, another year, 2011, comes with a ‘barren’ face. Now, ‘Spanish Masala’ is ready to be served onscreen this January which is my next film after ‘Elsamma enna ankutty’ .

The year 2011 has been a significant one for Malayalam cinema in many ways. (Not because I did not register my presence with a film, lol). New concepts and new directors have forayed into the Malayalam cinema world with a bang. We have also seen the clash among various film associations and the subsequent strikes. Thus 2011 has been an eventful one. The first movie of 2012 has been released. Films like ‘Kunjaliyan’,’ Asuravith’, ‘Padmasree Bharat Dr Saroj Kumar and ‘Casanova’ are all set to entertain the viewers, along with my Spanish Masala.

Remember, now you can go to theatre and watch movies with kids because the exam fever has not yet begun. So, enjoy ‘Spanish Masala’…

Once again, let me wish you a very happy new year.


To all those who approach me for openings in acting and film making: I suggest that it is always better to start practice after you gather basic understanding of acting and film craft. If you have access to Kochi, consider Neo film School run by veterans like Director Sibi Malayil…
As I get a lot of inquiries through Facebook and blog, thought I should let you know.

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