USTAD HOTEL- Malayalam movie in Canada
**USTAD HOTEL **the super hit Mlayalam movie will be screened on Big Screen in Toronto on 25th Saturday 7.45pm and Sunday 26th August, 2012 3pm at Central Parkway Mall, (377 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga, ON L4Z 1C7). (2 Shows)
Biju Thayilchira – a Canadian Malayalee film actor, artist and story writer who already directed few malayalam films under the banner “i-Malayalee” in Canada- is the person bringing latest Malayalam films in Canada to give an opportunity to canadian malayalees to watch latest malayalam movies in a theatre set-up..
Ustad Hotel: is a 2012 Indian drama film written by Anjali Menon and directed by Anwar Rasheed. It stars Dulquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon and Thilakan in the lead roles while Siddique, Mamukkoya and Lena play prominent supporting roles. The film is about the strong bond between Karim, a Sufi Muslim, and his grandson Faizi.
Ustad Hotel is produced by Listin Stephen under the banner of Magic Frames and is distributed by Central Pictures. It features music composed by Gopi Sunder, whilst cinematography is handled by Lokanathan and is edited by Mahesh Narayanan. It released on 29 June 2012 to positive reviews.
Kareem has been managing Ustad Hotel for the last 35 years. Kareem’s grandson Faizi, has been living with his rich dad Razaq (Siddique) and four sisters in the Gulf. As he grows up, his sisters are married off one by one. And then his father marries for a second time. Faizi hopes to be a chef, much against the aspirations of his dad. He goes to Switzerland to study hotel management and when he returns with much fanfare after the course, it is revealed that he has done a chef’s course secretly and not hotel management. This shatters Razaq’s dream of opening a five-star hotel in his home town Kozhikode. This revelation costs Faizi a marriage proposal from a wealthy family. Razaq wanted him to marry a business tycoon’s daughter Shahana (Nithya Menon) and they meet. Razaq virtually disowns Faizi and even takes away his passport and credit cards so that Faizi cannot go to London where he has already got a job. In anger, Faizi comes to Kozhikode to join his grandfather.
Faizi’s stay in Kozhikode continues for a bit longer than what he had anticipated. During his stay with his grandfather, Faizi has a taste of the real world that exists beyond the sea and its shores. He gets involved in the daily activities of his grandfather’s hotel, which is Ustad Hotel. The film is about the bonding between Faizi and his grandfather and how a few days with his grandfather and Ustad Hotel changes his life for ever.
New generation filmmakers and their films are virtually rewriting the established norms of Mollywood. From the selection of themes to their thoughtful execution, and promotional campaigns, everything is looking genuinely fresh in Malayalam, now a day. The trend started with the promotions of ‘Salt N Pepper and 22 FK’ for which its director Aashiq Abu made intelligent use of the new media and arms of internet. Many has followed suit with nice promos and digitally worked images and posters coming out much earlier than the start of actual shoots of the films.
‘Ustad Hotel’- the new movie from Anwar Rasheed has gone for a similar different promotional aid. In fact, the maker’s were quick to release that the audience were just in doubt whether their two film old star Dulquar Salman can dance. With his two films proving no clues about the dance quotient, Anwar and crew has made a separate video on Dulquar and a few children dancing to fine steps, in the special track of ‘Subhanallah’. And within a few days, more than two lakh viewers have shaken their heads to the steps of Dulqar via Youtube..With the relief that he can really dance well…though it is not much in his genes.
The new movie in the making ‘Molly Aunty rocks’ has already publicized their new promotional aid- an online debate on whether there is much more to middle aged women than family affairs? The crew is inviting responses from people about why middle aged women’s professional life and associated chores are seldom discussed in movies.
For more informations, contact: BIJU THAYILCHIRA @ 647 892 7650 / 905 840 6795, E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report by: Jaison Mathew (WNN)