Vijay G in Kochi
Mammootty's son Dulquer Salman's second film, Ustad Hotel releases today. The film is directed by Anwar Rasheed.
He is competing with M A Nishad's No 66 Madurai Bus and Aji John's Namukku Parkkan.
Director: Anwar Rasheed
Cast: Dulquer Salmaan, Thilakan, Nithya Menen
Anwar Rasheed has made three hits in his career-- Rajamanikyam, Chotta Mumbai and Annan Thampi. He also directed Bridge, which many feel is the best of the 10 films in the Kerala Cafe anthology.
Dulquer Salmaan plays an NRI boy named Faizi and the film essentially is about the warm relationship that he shares with his grandfather, Kareemkka (Thilakan), who runs a hotel in Kozhikode.
Scripted by Anjali Menon, who shot to fame as the director of Manjadikkuru, the film has been produced by Listin Stephen under the banner of Magic Frames.
Lokanathan is the cinematographer and Gopi Sundar has composed the music.
No 66 Madurai Bus
Director: Aji John
Cast: Anoop Menon, Meghna Raj
Anoop Menon, who has been seen in some good roles recently, plays the lead as a family man. Meghna Raj plays his wife.
"Namukku Parkkan is one of the films that I have really enjoyed being part of. There is a genuine story in it," says Anoop.
Aji John, who has made the eminently forgettable film Nallavan, had directed this film based on a script by Jayan Sunoj.
Namukku Parkkan has been produced by Joy Thomas Sakthikulangara of Jithin Arts.
The cinematographer is S B Prijith and the music director is Ratheesh Vegha.