Lal Jose's fans will be delighted much when they hear news related to the making efforts of their Ace Director and about its release by first week of May (probably may 4). Now lets see from his point of view direct speech, he said: "It is truly an honour for us to shoot 'Diamond Necklace' in such prestigious locations as Burj Khalifa, and a privilege to be the first Indian film to be shot in this architectural masterpiece. I thank the Dubai Government authorities and a number of kind-hearted individuals, my friends and cinema lovers, in the city, who have always encouraged me and my films. Without their support, this film could not have been shot in such majestic locations that have added a vibrant flavour to the movie."
From the same team of the super-hit movie,'Arabikatha,' also shot in Dubai and which put the spotlight on a Keralite who is forced to find refuge in the Gulf to eke out a living, 'Diamond Necklace,' however, captures the shifting realities in the expatriate Malayali population - now with a large population of youngsters, who cherish the comforts and luxuries that the city provides.
Nearly 95 percent of the film is being shot in Dubai with locations including Downtown Dubai, The Dubai Mall, The Atlantis, The Walk at JBR, Bab Al Shams Resort, Meydan, Oasis Centre and Sheikh Zayed Road, among others. While shooting in Dubai, the crew had also faced an unexpected 'shamaal' but continued with the filming undeterred.
Scripted by Dr Iqbal Kuttipuram, a homeopath practising in Dubai, the film's camera is wielded by Sameer Tahir, who is noted for an exceptionally different nuanced style of filming that has won critical and mass acclaim. Sameer has loved the challenge of filming Burj Khalifa, and is presenting Dubai in a never-before-seen light in the Indian silver screen. Also starring Samvritha Sunil, Rohini, Gauthami, Anushree and Sreenivasan, 'Diamond Necklace' also has a rich pool of actors from Dubai including Moideen Koya and Mithun Ramesh, as well as supporting crew drawn from the city's vast talent pool of film and audiovisual professionals. The film is edited by Renjan Abraham with music by Vidyasagar. 'Diamond Necklace' will be distributed by LJ Films and is scheduled to reach theatres on May 4.