'CityLights' to release on May 1

Mar 11, 2014 IANS

Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) "CityLights", the official remake of award winning British-Filipino film "Metro Manila", will release in the country 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 "CityLights".

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 "Shahid".

The 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, 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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