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Set in the back drop of the Kerala, South India a small theater named “Kerala Paradiso” struggles to exist. Naveen works in this theater owned by his uncle. His world is all about watching movies and helping his Uncle in the theater. His world comes crashing down when he gets to know that the theater is being locked down as it was mortgaged by his Uncle. Racing against time he and the 5 regular movie goers try to save the theater through crowd funding and donations.

  • Bijoy Lona
  • Bijoy Lona
  • Bijoy Lona
  • Kalesh Ramanand
    Key Cast
  • Sree Padma
    Key Cast
  • Harindranath Haripad
    Supporting Role
  • Murali Mohan
    Supporting Role
  • Bindu Murali
    Supporting Role
  • Habib Khan
    Supporting Role
  • Martin Lambai
    Supporting Role
  • Razak Paradise
    Supporting Role
  • Beena Varghese
    Supporting Role
  • Kareem Perambavur
    Supporting Role
  • Siva Sudheesh. N
    Supporting Role
  • Umesh Kumar
    Supporting Role
  • Rajagopalan. P
    Supporting Role
  • Chackochan Manjummel
    Supporting Role
  • Biju Kumar
    Supporting Role
  • Aslam Mohamed
    Supporting Role
  • Aneesh Kottiko
    Chief Associate Director
  • Baby Peruva
    Associate Director
  • Murali Krishna
    Assistant Director
  • Vijay Andrews
  • Eswaran Thangavel
    Director of Photography
  • Sivan Rajappan
    Associate cameraman
  • Arjun Raja
    Associate cameraman
  • Nithyanandham
    Associate cameraman
  • Bala
    Camera Assistants
  • Suriya
    Camera Assistants
  • Chandran Devarajan
    Production Controller
  • Jose Franklin
    Music Composer
  • Aravind Menon
    Sound Mixing
  • Sachin Sudhakaran
    Sound Effects
  • Hariharan M
    Sound Effects
  • Anil S Nair
    Sound Engineer
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    1 hour 16 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
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Director Biography - Bijoy Lona

Bijoy Lona is a writer and director from India. His first short film "Miracle babies" which was drama about the hardships faced by the surrogate mothers which had the won the special mention at the agape film festival, honourable mention at Southhampton film festival , Special mention at Santa Monica Film festival and many Indian film festival awards. Bijoy is known for his soulful writing rooted in values and is firmly committed to the good cinema that moves people.

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Director Vision
I am very passionate about this story as it deals with the magic of Cinema. This has been most personal story written by me as its more personal take on Art, Artist and Cinema. It revolves around five movie buffs and their part in making the village people believe about the magic of cinema than mere entertainment.
I had portrayed cinema as an art form pitted against the other Art and local dance form. This portrayal is shown by the village only theatre which is about to close down. The nativity is a very important hence we had used the set up of the Kerala and the dance form of Kathakali. The entire soundtrack has been composed keeping in mind the fusion of the modern music with the Kathkali style of Music. The final moments of film with the restore your faith in the magic of cinema.