London Bridge (film)
London Bridge is a Malayalam film directed by Anil C. Menon starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mukesh, Andrea Jeremiah and Nanditha Raj in the lead roles. The film penned by Jinu Abraham was entirely shot in the United Kingdom. Rahul Raj composed three original songs and left the project owing to scheduling conflicts. Thus Carnatic vocalist Dr. Sreevalsan Menon was hired to compose two additional songs and Gopi Sundar was signed in to compose the background score. The film is produced by Antony Binoy and Sathish B under the banner Ordinary Pictures.
|Directed by||Anil C. Menon|
|Produced by||Satish B Satish|
|Written by||Jinu Abraham|
Sreevalsan J Menon
(Opening Theme music by Rahul Raj)
|Edited by||Praveen Prabhakar|
|Distributed by||Central Pictures|
The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Love in London.
Vijay (Prithviraj) is a business man who always listens to his brain, and Pavitra (Andrea) - the daughter of a famous businessman CS Nambiar (Pratap Pothen) - is a girl who always listens to her heart. Vijay was asked to marry Pavitra by her dad and Pavitra is testing whether Vijay is the right guy for her. Driving his way home from spending a day with Pavitra, Vijay hits Merin (Nanditha), a nurse who has just arrived from India to work in London. Her wrist gets paralysed after the accident. Vijay takes care of her and eventually falls in love with Merin and vice versa. Pavitra's dad and Francis (Mukesh) fixes Vijay and Pavitra's marriage. But when he refuses to marry her, Francis forces him to get married to Pavitra because of her wealth. Merin's job agreement gets terminated because they think that she is physically unfit. Francis tries to help her but he fails. Eventually, Francis forces Vijay to not give her false hopes and gift her a sum of money and let her go back to India. Merin refuses the amount of money gifted and asks him to show her around London before she leaves. Then Merin goes back to India. The next day, her aunt Gracy (Lena) calls Vijay to tell that Merin has not reached her home yet. Gracy's husband Thai Kutty (Sunil), tells them that he will go to India to enquire about Merin but Vijay says that he will go instead because he is the one who is supposed to go. Francis tries to force him to stay, but Vijay says that he really likes Merin and he will go to India, no matter what. Pavitra helps him to go to India by convincing her dad to not stop him and personally dropping him at the airport. Vijay reaches India. While in a taxi, Francis calls Vijay and directs him to go to Merin's home. Vijay reaches Merin's home to find her house being seized to debt. He finds out that Merin has reached home safely. The movie ends by Pavitra revealing to Vijay that Merin had reached home safely, but lied to make Vijay realize his love for her.
London Bridge was started in August 2013 in Central London. The film almost covers all parts of London in its shots.The film was earlier planned to release during Onam Festival but since it was not completed yet, the release was postponed to 1 February 2014.
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|Soundtrack album London Bridge (film) by|
|Producer||Satish B Satish, Antony Binoy|
|Rahul Raj chronology|
Rahul Raj was signed in as the composer of the film. But after composing the main theme music and two songs, he left the project owing to time constraints and other commitments. Carnatic vocalist Dr. Sreevalsan Menon was hired to compose two additional songs. Rahul Raj was set to return to the project to compose the background score of the movie; but scheduling conflicts with his Telugu film Paathshala forced him to opt out completely. However the main theme music composed by Rahul Raj was retained and used as the opening titles theme.
|"London Bridge Theme"||Gitamba (Netherlands)||Composed by Rahul Raj|
|"Kannaadi Vaathil"||Haricharan||Composed by Rahul Raj|
|"Chinni Chinni"||Yazin Nizar||Composed by Rahul Raj|
|"Ennum Ninne"||Shaan||Composed by Sreevalsan Menon|
|"Venmegham"||Amal Antony, Rachana Sinto, Deepu Nair||Composed by Sreevalsan Menon|
The film was released on 1 February 2014 at 72 theaters across Kerala and the distribution was done by Central Pictures.
- Critical Response
London Bridge has received mixed reviews from critics, The Malayalam website Muyal Media has rated 3.2/5 stars for London Bridge and mentioned that "London Bridge, a triangular love story happening in London has got a kind of freshness in its visuals but lacks the same in the narrative." The Telugu version was released on 31 October. The film got highly positive reports from the Telugu audience.
- "Movie Review: London Bridge" OneIndia. 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. A Watchable Romantic Drama
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. MuyalMedia.1 February 2014.'A breezy romantic tale'
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014.