Ayaalum Njanum Thammil..

ImageDear Ones!

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

 

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Aakasathinte Niram @Shanghai International Film Fest

Dr.Biju, Indrajith and producer Anil Kumar  with South Korean film maker Kim Ki-duk

Dr.Biju, Indrajith and producer Anil Kumar with South Korean film maker Kim Ki-duk

Here is wishing THE BEST to Dr.Biju for his directorial venture `Aakasathinte Niram, in competition in the fifteenth Shanghai International Film Festival happening these days. Indrajith has the claim to fame of being the only Indian actor shortlisted in best actor category playing the lead in Aakasathinte Niram.The film has been chosen among over 2,000 odd film entries as the final few to compete for the Golden Goblet Award.  Here Dr.Biju,  Indrajith and producer Anil Kumar are seen with the South Korean film maker Kim Ki-duk . Remember Kim Ki-duk with his poignant entries classified as visual poetry in IFFK year after year with all time favorites – Spring Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring, The bow, The Isle, 3 Iron, Time, Breath, Dream…and the list goes on…

Dr.Biju, Indran and team, all good wishes and prayers for the film!

Love

LJ

The Necklace comes home to Dubai!!

Dear Ones,

Thanks for the patient wait of all wellwishers and friends in Dubai..

Atlast the film, Diamond Necklace has its show case in the following screens from this week.

please don’t miss it! Catch hold of it in any of the below:

Concorde- 4.30 & 10.30PM

Al Hamrah- 1 &7 PM

Galleria- 1.30, 4.30, 7.30  & 10.30 PM

Golden- 1.30 & 7.30PM

Bollywood Cinema Al qouz 1.30, 4, 7 &10 PM

Eldorado- 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 & 10.30 PM

Shafeer Cinema- 1.30, 4.30, 7.30 & 10.30 PM

Love

LJ

Beyond the sheen and sparkle…!

Dear Friends

As you may be aware, I could not find enough time to sit in peace and write to you in the last couple of weeks! Release of Diamond Necklace was not the release of any regular Lal Jose film!  It was the film produced by P.V Pradeep’s Anitha Productions in association with LJ Films Pvt. Ltd and the first film being distributed by LJ Films. The responsibility shared for production was good in terms of reduced tension while making the film. I got up to date and handy technology support for direction. But distribution is a totally different ball game!! In most of our towns the number of theaters is low. And now, we have the holiday season! `Ordinary’, released in March, `Maya Mohini’ and `22 Female Kottayam’ of April, were continuing their lead with good collection reports. Moreover, `Grand Master’ and `Mallusingh’ were awaited along with Diamond Necklace. For us, getting good theaters were truly a challenge!

I would gladly say these are the days of `spring’ for Malayalam films… Films of different nature and categories… all being upheld by the audience and theaters being `Live’ again!

In the first week, Diamond Necklace was released in 24 selected theaters all over Kerala. Now the number has grown to fifty theaters. The film is released in 35 theaters of other states in India. We have got very good response from viewers all over India. Some lone attacks from media did occur! I understand that none of that influenced the viewer who watched the film in all his/ her sincerity from expressing an independent opinion. And that is positive and invigorating!

The only note of dissent came about including in-film advertisement. All around the world, films effectively find their budget from such sources. I believe there is nothing wrong in availing the resource without hampering quality of story and its craft! We may not be able to do it for all films. It depends on the subject and special nature of narration.

L J Films Private Limited is going to be live in distribution. I promise to distribute those films that showcase novelty along with quality of idea and presentation without taking into account the status of technicians or stars who have contributed in their making.

The next distribution venture of L J films is going to be `Thattathin Marayathu’ by Vineeth Sreenivasan. It will be in theaters by July 6th. It narrates a charming tale of two youngsters in love!

Diamond Necklace has to reach a lot more screens. It will complete its cycle mostly when monsoon reaches its pinnacle. Pray the rains will not dampen the spirits of my beloved viewers from reaching theaters to see the movie!

This post has become lengthy, as I have not conversed with you for so long!

I am getting ready for a journey.. A custom after each film! This time my family, Dr.Iqbal and his family joins the trip. Definitely would keep you posted as I am back..

Till then take care and stay well,

Lots of Love

LJ

The Necklace is almost done!

In fact the last couple of weeks have been the busiest days of my career! 25 days after release of Spanish Masala I was shooting for Diamond Necklace in Dubai! In Dubai the film completed 40 days of shoot, and it has been conducted with maximum professional zeal! Second schedule of the shooting started on April first at Thrissur, Pollachi, Palakkad and wound up successfully. Dubbing is being done at Vismaya studio owned by Mohanlal.

After coming from Dubai, this time along with the film work, I was supposed to part take in two important weddings in the family, shooting of Cinema Karyangal and kept feeling for sure that I needed more than 24 hours for any day!

The film, Diamond Necklace, to be released on May 4, is a love story; no, three stories! Three levels of life situations that connect protagonist Arun Kumar with three women. This movie will have one of the most beautiful messages among all my films-`those who fail to practice financial discipline are bound to lose virtues and values’. The film has a strong emotional content. While keeping the dialogue on about man-woman relationships, it touches sublimely on greed, extravagance, squandering and consideration for the need of discipline, particularly of financial nature.

The promotion is in full swing. Teaser, trailer, songs and posters are released. Dear ones, please uphold `Diamond Necklace’ in your networks and watch it on the very first day of the release.

With love,

Lal Jose