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First Look: London Dreams in Malayalam

October 15, 2010 11:50 IST

Two successful directors of Malayalam cinema are coming together for the first time to direct a movie. Last year, Diphan, a former associate of Shaji Kailas turned director and tasted huge success with Puthiya mugham starring Prithviraj and Priya Mani. Padmakumar's film Shikaar with Mohanlal was also a huge hit.

Now the film these two successful directors are going to direct together is London Dreams and it will be shot entirely in London.

"We (Diphan and Padmakumar) are good friends and have established ourselves individually as directors. Diphan's recent film Puthiyamugham was a hit and my latest film Shikar is still running to packed houses. This has inspired us to join hands and try our luck together. This is the beginning of a new trend", says Padmakumar.

The film is about the life of non-resident Indians in London. Vinod Guruvayur pens the script.

The cast of London Dreams is fresh. Navin Poly, who made his debut with Malarvadi Kootam and Rajeev Pillai, a famous model play the leads. The heroine is Meghana Raj of Yakshiyum Nganum fame.

Anoop Menon, Tamil director Samuthirakani of Nadodigal fame, Sruthi Menon, Jagathy Sreekumar, Sai Kumar, Kannada actress Bharathi and Biju Kuttan make up the rest of the cast.

Bharani K Dharan is the cinematographer. Ouespachan will score the music. Lyrics are by Kaithapram Damoodharan Nambhoodiri.

Actor Unni Shivapal turns producer for the first time with this movie under the banner Klap Board Cinemas. The distribution of the film will also be done under this banner.

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