'City Lights' to release on May 1

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - 12:33pm IST | Place: INDIA | Agency: IANS

The film is the official remake of award winning British-Filipino movie 'Metro Manila', and will release in India on May 1.
  • sean-ellis Sean Ellis (above) is the director of 'Metro Manila', the film of which 'City Lights' is a remake Getty Images

City Lights, the official remake of award winning British-Filipino film Metro Manila, will release in the country on May 1.

Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, who have jointly given successful commercial films in the past, are yet again prepared to give a path-breaking movie experience with City Lights.

The film is directed by Hansal Mehta and features actor Rajkummar Rao, who recently wowed the audience and walked away with awards for his outstanding performance in ShahidThe actor is paired with actress Patralekha, who will be make her debut with this film.

The movie is based on the life of a farmer in Rajasthan who comes to the city of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. Their encounter with the big city and the way they tackle the rising challenges nurtured by the power of their love is what the movie is all about.

The British movie Metro Manila had received critical acclaim and was lauded at British Independent Film Awards, Amazonas Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Hamburg Film Festival. It was also Britain's entry for the best foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards.

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