London Bridge is the Story of Conflict Between Success and Love
By Navamy Sudhish | Express Features | Published: 09th January 2014 11:29 AM |
A dapper looking Prithvi flanked by two damsels and a bustling London cityscape as the backdrop. But London Bridge is not yet-another take on the triangle formula, says its director Anil C Menon. “The film celebrates unalloyed romance, something Malayalam cinema has been missing for a while,” he adds.
London Bridge is the story of Vijay Das, a young businessman whose only pursuit in life is success. “He lands in London as a student, but slowly builds a small empire. He owns a string of corner stores and has a financing firm based in East London. His character is marked by a certain shrewdness as he tends to place profit above everything else,” says Anil.
Vijay gets excited when he receives a marriage proposal from London’s richest NRI C S Nambiar for his daughter Pavithra. At the same time he meets Merin, a Malayali nurse, for whom he develops a liking. “So Vijay is caught between two women - a heiress who can secure his business future and someone who strives hard to support her family back home. The film shows his emotional struggle,” says Anil. While Andrea Jeremiah appears on screen as Pavithra, Nandita makes her Mollywood debut playing Merin.
Anil says though the core of its storyline is a love triangle, London Bridge is not yet another run-of-the-mill attempt. “The film is woven around the hero and two women who enter his life. But the treatment is fresh and we have tried to bring in that breezy romantic ambiance in the film. London Bridge is no boring story with a cliched climax,” he says. Other than the leading trio Prathap Pothen, Mukesh, Lena and Sunil Sukhada also appear in key roles.
Canned in the bewitching locales of London and Scotland London Bridge promises to be a visual treat. But Anil says the places were not chosen for their visual appeal. “London is there as a subtle backdrop, not an overpowering presence. The focus is always on the love story. We haven’t tried to fill the film with breathtaking frames, London is more like a character in the film,” he adds.
He adds the film is a musical with all its tracks integrated to the storyline. “The film has a total of five tracks including one theme song. Rahul Raj and Sreevalsan J Menon have set music to the lines penned by Rafeeq Ahmed,” he says. While Jithu Damodar has cranked the camera, Praveen Prabhakar has done the editing.
The film produced by Satish B and Antony Binoy under the banner of Ordinary Films is expected to hit screens by the end of January.