Lajo Jose’s investigative thriller novel Coffee House to be made into a Bollywood film
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Lajo Jose’s investigative thriller novel Coffee House to be made into a Bollywood film

The novel revolves around a female reporter’s investigation into the Coffee House murders

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 13, 2021
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Lajo Jose and Rajeev Govindan

Not just Malayalam cinema but Malayalam literary works too seem to be catching national attention. After MT Vasudevan Nair’s short stories were picked up for an anthology by Netflix, a Bollywood film is now set to be made on writer Lajo Jose’s novel titled Coffee House. 

The movie will be produced by Rajeev Govindan’s Magic Moon Productions that had backed Prithviraj Sukumaran’s Anarkali and also the actor’s upcoming big budget period film Kaaliyan. According to a source close to the production house, the upcoming Bollywood film will also be scripted by the novel’s author Lajo, who had earlier written the screenplay for two short films titled Beach and Megapixels. 

The upcoming movie will have a female lead as the novel centres on an investigation carried out by a reporter named Esther Emmanuel into the Coffee House Murders that shook the State. In the story, five people are murdered in a coffee house. Esther leads a protest against the investigations that bring a national attention to the case. 

The source says that the film will be made on a big scale as the story has an international appeal. An official announcement on the movie as well as its cast and crew will be made soon, the source explains. 

The film will mark the third Malayalam production house to step into Bollywood this year, after Prithviraj announced that he would be co-producing Driving License remake with Karan Johar and Vijay Babu revealed that his banner Friday Film House will be partnering with Abundantia Entertainment for the Hindi remake of Indrans-starrer #Home, which released on Amazon Prime Video in August. 

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