Release – 29/Jun/2012
“I find myself smiling when I look back. [I believe life is a screenplay where the plot points are buried well ] April 2009 – We were at the first discussion meeting for Kerala Cafe in Kochi. All the directors arrived and I was meeting most of them for the first time. At lunchtime, biryani packets arrived at the table. It smelt delicious and as I helped myself I asked “where is this biryani from?”, to which Anwar answered with the name of the hotel. That was my first exchange with Anwar Rasheed. I didn’t know then that in two years time we’d be creating Ustad Hotel together!”
Ustad Hotel is an upcoming Malayalam film written by Anjali Menon and directed by Anwar Rasheed, starring Dulquar Salman, Nithya Menon and Thilakan in the lead roles, while Lena Abhilash, Mamukkoya, Siddique form rest of the cast. The film is produced by Listin Stephen by the Banner of Central Pictures and features music composed by Gopi Sunder, whilst cinematography is handled by Lokanathan and is edited by Mahesh Narayanan.