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Acclaimed filmmaker Lal Jose who is busy with his directorial Velipadinte Pusthakam, did not mince words when it came to heaping praises on his cinematographer Vishnu Sharma.

The director took to Facebook to post about his DOP thus: “I was lucky to work with great cinematographers who were my seniors, peers and juniors. I have never stopped learning from them. Now, considering the timeline I had spent in cinema, I can say that I am now working with this ‘baby’ Vishnu Sarma, the youngest cinematographer I have ever worked with. You are one of the best and I have started learning from you! (sic).”

Replying to the director’s post, Vishnu wrote, “Working with Laljose sir was always a dream, this was a dream come true. It’s very humble on his part to acknowledge me like this, all I could say is, Thank you for this wonderful learning experience.”

Coming from a director who has worked with some of the best technicians in tinsel town, the praise certainly has the cameraman elated. Starring Mohanlal and Anna Reshma Rajan in the lead roles, the film also has Salim Kumar, Priyanka Nair, Anoop Menon, Siddique, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Shivaji Guruvayoor and Alencier Ley Lopez playing important roles. The comedy drama is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Films.

Shaan Rahman is composing the tunes for this flick with Ranjan Abraham taking charge at the editing table. To be distributed by Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments, the film is due for release on September 1st, 2017.

The shooting of Velipadinte Pusthakam commenced last month at the St Xavier’s College in Thumba and this schedule will go on for 40 days consecutively. After wrapping up this schedule, the team would move over to Alapuzha for the next schedule.

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