Cast & Crew: Dulquar Salman, Nithya Menon , Thilakan, Siddique, Mammukoya, Lena
Director: Anwar Rasheed
Music: Gopi Sundar
Script: Anjali Menon
Usthad Hotel is a Malayalam film written by Anjali Menon and directed by Anwar Rasheed, starring Dulquar Salman, Nithya Menon and Thilakan playing the lead roles and supported by Siddique, Mammukoya & Lena.
Kareem has been managing Ustad Hotel for the last 35 years. Kareem’s grandson Feyze, has been living with his rich dad Razaq (Siddique) and four sisters in the Gulf. As he grows up, his sisters are married off one by one. Thereafter his father marries for a second time. Feyze hopes to be a chef, much against the aspirations of his dad. He goes to Switzerland to study hotel management and when he returns with much fanfare after the course, it is revealed that he has done a chef’s course secretly and not hotel management. This shatters Razak’s dream of opening a five-star hotel in his home town Kozhikode. Razaq virtually disowns Feyze and even takes away his passport and credit cards so that Feyze cannot go to London where he has already got a job. In anger, Feyze comes to Kozhikode to join his grandfather. Razaq wants him to marry a business tycoon’s daughter Shahina (Nithya Menon) and they meet.
Feyze’s stay in Kozhikode continues for a bit longer than what he had anticipated and during his stay with his grandfather, Feyze unearths a real world that exists beyond the sea and its shores. The film is about the bonding between Feyze and his grandfather and how a few days with his grandfather and Ustad Hotel changes his life for ever.
The film is produced by Listin Stephen of Magic Frames. It features music composed by Gopi Sunder, whilst cinematography is handled by Lokanathan and is edited by Mahesh Narayanan