Mumbai: After opening to the thundering response in Kerala last week, the National award-winning cinematographer (of Dev D, Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 & 2, Bombay Velvet and Liar’s Dice fame) Rajeev Ravi’s directorial next, the Malayalam film Njan Steve Lopez is releasing all over India with English subtitles on August 15.
The film which is titled I Am Steve Lopez in English will be screened in over 40 cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata.
This is Rajeev’s second film as a director, after Annayum Rasoolum which was a blockbuster. Rajeev has won many awards including the National award, Filmfare and Bafta for his cinematography.
The film is a Collective Phase One presentation with a Jar Pictures production in association with M.R. Filmworks and Media Mill. E4 Entertainment, the national distributor of the film has Fox on board as the sub- distributor for certain regions outside Kerala.
Synopsis of the film:
The film is set in capital city of the south Indian state of Kerala. Steve Lopez, a typical teenager is the son of an influential police officer. He leads an unruffled life, dominated by a relationship with Anjali, daughter of another police officer.
Steve happens to witness a fight between two rival gangs. He is involved in taking a fatally injured man to the hospital. This events leads him gradually into the lives of the gangsters who have nothing extraordinary in their lives except their acts of crime. Hari, the gang leader is captured by his father with his help, but he disappears from the police custody with no news. Steve is obsessed with the fate of Hari. In his quest to find what happened to Hari, he gradually comes to realise that the gangsters and the police including his father, are two faces of the same coin. There is an intricate web of interrelationships, bargains, trust and breach of trust between them. Steve’s quick glimpse of this network is enough to unsettle him. His fate too is sealed once he touches this web.
About the director:
National Award winning cinematographer and director Rajeev Ravi’s second directorial venture Njan Steve Lopez. Rajeev won the National award for the cinematography of Liar’s dice which is directed by his wife Geetu Mohandas. He is an acclaimed Bollywood cinematographer who has bagged the Bafta and Filmfare award and other popular mainstream awards for his work in Dev D and Gangs of Wasseypur part 1 and 2. His current venture is Bombay Velvet directed by Anurag Kashyap, which is in the postproduction stage.