Which film would YOU like to watch this weekend?
It's going to be a star-studded weekend in Kerala, with two multi-starrers releasing in theatres.
Director Anil Radhakrishnan Menon's Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi is pitted against mimicry artiste-turned-filmmaker Nadirshah's maiden venture, Amar Akbar Anthony.
A closer look at the films:
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi
Director: Anil Radhakrishnan Menon
Cast: Kunchacko Boban, Bharath, Sunny Wayne, Reenu Mathews
Anil Radhakrishnan Menon, who has directed North 24 Kaatham and Sapthamasree Taskaraha, is back with an adventure drama with a quirky title.
The story is about the journey by a team led by Philipose John Varkey (Kunchacko Boban) to explore a 500-year old civilization, existing in the interiors of a forest. He is a nature enthusiast, who loves leading the life of an ultimate survivor in the wild. He has taken up the mantle to save Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi and to protect it from the industrialists.
His team includes a retired civil servant CKAK Menon (Nedumudi Venu), a gun tester named Madhumita R Krishnan (Reenu Mathews), a street smart magician named Bheeran (Sunny Wayne), a chemical engineer called Ananthakrishnan Iyer (Jacob Gregory), a Zoology professor called Neelakantan (Chemban Vinod), an adventure enthusiast named Shanmughan Ilangovan (Bharath) and Malavedan (Sudheer Karamana), for whom the forest is his second home.
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi is being produced by Prem Menon of Global United Media.
Jayesh Nair is the cinematographer, while Rex Vijayan scores the music.
Amar Akbar Anthony
Director: Nadir Shah
Cast: Prithviraj, Jayasurya, Indrajith
Nadir Shah, who is best known for his parody songs, makes his debut as a director with Amar Akbar Anthony.
"This is a humour based film. Quite strangely, we have always seen Kochi as a place of goondas and gangs, in our films. But this one is in a totally different mood. In the story, Amar (Prithviraj) is employed in a mall, Akbar (Jayasurya) is a lift operator in a hospital and Anthony (Indrajith) works as a pizza delivery guy. Namita Pramod is the heroine named Jeni, a cinematic dancer," he says.
"I have not been involved in such a humorous film for sometime now. The chemistry that we share off the screen has helped a lot in the making of this movie," says Prithviraj.
Amar Akbar Anthony is produced by United Global Media Entertainment and Ananya Films. Sujith Vaassudev cranks the camera. Nadir Shah is the music director.