|Directed by||Arun Bose|
|Produced by||Linto Thomas|
|Music by||Sooraj S. Kurup|
|Edited by||Nikhil Venu|
Stories & Thoughts Productions
|28 June 2019|
Luca is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Arun Bose and produced by Linto Thomas and Prince Hussain under the studio Stories & Thoughts Productions. Gokul Nath G is the executive producer. The film is co-written by Mridul George and stars Tovino Thomas and Ahaana Krishna in lead roles. Debutantes Nimish Ravi and Nikhil Venu handles the cinematography and editing departments respectively. Sooraj S. Kurup is the music director.
The film starts off with an unexpected event that sets in motion an investigation by police officer Akbar (played by Nithin George). A diary which Akbar reads takes the audience through the lives of Luca (Tovino Thomas) and Niharika(Ahaana Krishna), with the diary playing the role of a storyteller. Luca, an orphan, is an extremely talented scrap artist with a very small circle of friends. Luca has a lot of anger in him that pours forth in violent streaks when something irritates him. The film is set against the backdrop of the Biennale and Luca locks horns with Niharika when she passes childish remarks about his installation. She later seeks his forgiveness and moves into his home as a paying guest and from there develops a very close friendship between the couple that transforms into an all encompassing love. She becomes the calming force when he simmers with anger and becomes his guiding strength ready to brave every storm that threatens them to any ‘end’. Luca suffers from thanatophobia (fear of death) and Necrophobia(extreme fear of death or dead bodies) and Niharika becomes his comfort when he goes through such episodes. Niharika, too, has got her share of childhood secrets that have left a permanent scar in her which Luca in turn understands. Into their dreamy world enters a villain in the form of a medical condition and all hell breaks loose. A drastic chain of events begin which eventually sucks Akbar into it. Akbar is fighting his own demons with a prior failed relationship and an impending divorce from wife Fathima (Vinitha Koshy). Luca’s and Niharika’s love story changes him at some point, while he solves his case.
- Tovino Thomas as Luca
- Ahaana Krishna as Niharika
- Nithin George as Akbar Hussein
- Anwar Shereef as Aloshi
- Neethu Bala as Jannet
- Rajesh Sharma aa Sivan
- Vinitha Koshy as Fathima
- Sooraj S Kurup as Sooraj
- Shalu Rahim as Rohan
- Chempil Asokan as Martin
- Devi Ajith as Forensic surgeon
- Jaffer Idukki as Antony
- Neena Kurup as Adv. Amala
- Pauly Valsan as Salomi
- Srikant Murali as Jayaprakash
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Police officer Jayaraman
- Raghavan as Doctor
- Hansika Krishna as Young Niharika
Luca was announced by Tovino Thomas on 17 September 2017. It is the feature film directorial debut of filmmaker Arun Bose and scripted by Mridul George and Arun Bose. The film is produced by Linto Thomas and Prince Hussain under their production house Stories & Thoughts Productions. Gokul Nath G is the executive producer. According to the posters that have come out, Tovino Thomas is said to play an artist. Production will be controlled by Job George, while Remya Suresh will handle the costumes department, the art director is Anees Nadody, Nimish Ravi is the cinematographer and Sooraj S. Kurup will compose the songs. The editing work is done by Nikhil Venu.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Producer||Linto Thomas and Prince Hussain|
The soundtrack for Luca was composed by Sooraj S. Kurup. Song released under Muzik247 official label
|1.||"Ore Kannal"||Manu Manjith||Sooraj S Kurup, Nandhagopan, Anju Joseph||4:01|
|2.||"Vanil Chandrika"||Shabareesh Varma||Aravind Venugopal, Zia Ul Haq||4:00|
|3.||"Neeyilla Neram"||Harinarayanan B.K||Sooraj S Kurup||3:57|
|4.||"Kaatum"||Vinayak Sasikumar||Sooraj S Kurup||4:08|
Luca received positive review from critics.
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