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!

Birth Day Celebrations of Shri. Prem Prakash at the set

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Shri Prem Prakash, producer of Ayaalum Njanum Thammil celebrated his birth day at the sets of Ayaalum Njanum Thammil on Thursday, 19th July. A professional actor and producer, he has been in the industry for long associating with quality productions in both film and television. This day became extra sweet with his children Bobby and Sanjay bagging the state film award for best script of previous year. All of us, around them wished the family many happy returns of the day! Personally I feel blessed seeing the team around me passionate about my medium and getting appreciated for the same!

Stay well!

Love

LJ

(This post was written on 21 July there was some problem in uploading photos to this account for some days , pardon this late post. Bday- album of photos available in FB)

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