Chennai Story


The UK and India-set film will follow Nikhil, a working-class South Asian Welshman, who following the death of his mother, travels to his ancestral homeland in Chennai, India, to locate his estranged father. In Chennai he encounters Anu (Ruth Prabhu), a street-smart private detective whom he hires to assist with his quest. More accustomed to fish and chips than authentic Masala Dosa, this frantic, colorful new world sweeps Nikhil off his feet, as does his undeniable chemistry with Anu which drives them closer together and on a collision course with her conservative parents. Additional casting is underway.

Shooting: Q2 2024

Director:  Philip John (Downton Abbey)

Writers: Nimmi Harasgama and Philip John 

Producers: Guru Films (Oh! Baby), Ripple World (The Last Rifleman) and Zak Kilberg (The Mauritanian) is executive producer 


Shruti Hasaan (Salaar, Vakeel Saab)
Vivek Kalra (Blinded by the Light)


Romantic Comedy