After being noticed on the festival circuit and raising expectations of a theatrical release it looks like filmmaker Anjali Menon‘s debut film Manjadikuru is finally ready to hit the screens. Winner of couple of awards at IFFK,Thiruvananthapuram in 2008 and multiple awards at SAIFF, New York in 2009 including Best Film and Best Director, Manjadikuru ( Lucky Red Seeds ) is a story about a 10 year old boy, Vicky who returns from ‘The Gulf’ to Kerala and enjoys an unforgettable trip. Now we get to hear of this trip and and those memories through the tales of a grown up Vicky ( Prithviraj ). With a wonderful supporting cast comprising of names like Thilakan,Rahman, Jagathy Sreekumar, Urvashi, Sindhu Menon etc, Manjadikuru is produced by Anjali Menon and Vinod Menon.
The movie has music by Pandit Ramesh Narayan and theme music by Francois Gamaury.B.Lenin is the editor and Pietro Zuercher is the DOP. Anjali Menon also directed the segment Happy Journey ( Jagathy Sreekumar, Nithya Menon ) which was part of the anthology film-Kerala Cafe and is the writer of the forthcoming film Ustad Hotel, directed by Anwar Rasheed. Manjadikuru looks all set for a release this month ( most likely May 18th ) and lets hope this film meets with a good reception.
Here’s the official trailer of the film -
And also check out the song ‘Margazhi Manjil’