Well known cinematographer Rajeev Ravi has been quietly directing Malyalam films. After Annayum Rasoolam, he is ready with another film – Njan Steve Lopez (I am Steve Lopez). And the good news is the film is releasing on 15th August in various cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mysore, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and many more) with English subtitles.
Rajeev won the National award for the cinematography of Liar’s Dice which is directed by his wife Geetu Mohandas. He is known for his work in films like Dev D, Gangs Of Wasseypur 1 & 2 and has also shot the upcoming Bombay Velvet.
Njan Steve Lopez is a Collective Phase One presentation with a Jar Pictures production in association with M.R. Filmworks and Media Mill. E4 Entertainment, the national distributor of the film has Fox on board as the sub- distributor for certain regions outside Kerala.
The film is set in capital city of the south Indian state of Kerala. Steve Lopez, a typical teenager is the son of an influential police officer. He leads an unruffled life, dominated by a relationship with Anjali, daughter of another police officer.
Steve happens to witness a fight between two rival gangs. He is involved in taking a fatally injured man to the hospital. This events leads him gradually into the lives of the gangsters who have nothing extraordinary in their lives except their acts of crime. Hari, the gang leader is captured by his father with his help, but he disappears from the police custody with no news. Steve is obsessed with the fate of Hari. In his quest to find what happened to Hari, he gradually comes to realise that the gangsters and the police including his father, are two faces of the same coin. There is an intricate web of interrelationships, bargains, trust and breach of trust between them. Steve’s quick glimpse of this network is enough to unsettle him. His fate too is sealed once he touches this web.