The UK and India-set film will follow Nikhil, a working-class South Asian Welshman who, after the death of his mother, travels to his ancestral homeland in Chennai, India to locate his estranged father. In Chennai, he encounters Anu (Ruth Prabhu), a street-smart private detective, whom he hires to aid him in his search. More addicted to fish and chips than authentic masala dosa, this frenetic, colorful new world sweeps Nikhil off his feet, as does his undeniable chemistry with Anu that keeps them together and with his conservative parents. leads on a collision course. Additional casting is underway.
As announced earlier, the film will be directed by BAFTA winner Philip John.Downton Abbey), written by Nimmi Harasagama and Philip John, and based on the novel love arrangement Timeri N. by Murari (Taliban Cricket Club,
Often known by her first name, Samantha most recently starred in the second season of the Amazon series family man And recently filmed on Amazon’s upcoming Russo Brothers project stronghold, One of the leading actresses in both Telugu and Tamil cinema, her credits include SS Rajamouli’s ega, super deluxe, Janta Garage And marsallo,
Chennai Story would mark his first English-language feature.
The film is produced by Sunita Tati’s Indian organization Guru Films, featuring Oh! baby Samantha also starred. Dominic Wright and Jacqueline Kerin produce for Ripple World Pictures (The Last Rifleman) Zak Kilberg (Mauritanian) is the executive producer. Production is scheduled for the summer of 2023.
Metro International CEO Will Machin said: “We are thrilled to launch Chennai Story in AFM. Philip John is a seasoned director who has a reputation for high quality filmmaking and Samantha is truly a modern star with a huge following in the public eye. With the rest of the cast coming together, we are excited to give audiences an original romantic comedy that celebrates and combines Eastern and Western cultures. ,
Metro’s AFM is also on the slate late summerstarring Emily Watson, which was recently acquired by Lionsgate UK at TIFF, and typist artist pirate kingFrom British filmmaker Carol Morley, starring Monica Dolan, Kelly Macdonald and Gina Mackie, which premieres this month at the Critics’ Pick Contest in Tallinn Black Nights.