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Rajkummar Rao-starrer CityLights to release on May 1

Hansal Mehta's Citylights is based on the life of a farmer in Rajasthan who comes to the city of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. Their encounter with the big city and the way they tackle the rising challenges nurtured by the power of their love is what the movie is all about.

bollywood Updated: Mar 11, 2014 15:11 IST

Rajkummar Rao-starrer CityLights, the official remake of British-Filipino film Metro Manila, will release in India on May 1.

Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, who have jointly given successful commercial films in the past, are yet again prepared to give a path-breaking movie experience with CityLights.

Wrapping up the shoot for the film, Rajkummar posted on his Facebook wall, "And it's a wrap for one of the most beautiful, draining and challenging experience for me as an actor. City Lights film that SO proud of. Can't thank you enough Hansal Mehta sir for again having so much faith in me. My amazing co actors Patralekhaa M Paul (You are the discovery of the year) Manav Kaul, no one could play Vishnu better than you."

"You guys made the whole experience so beautiful. It's a journey I will cherish forever. Cheers," Rao further wrote in the post.

The film is directed by Hansal Mehta and features Rajkummar Rao, who recently wowed the audience and walked away with awards for his outstanding performance in Shahid.

The actor pairs up with actress Patralekha, who will be make her debut with this film.

The movie is based on the life of a farmer in Rajasthan who comes to the city of Mumbai with his wife and daughter in hope of a better life. Their encounter with the big city and the way they tackle the rising challenges nurtured by the power of their love is what the movie is all about.

The British movie Metro Manila had received critical acclaim and was lauded at British Independent Film Awards, Amazonas Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival.

Metro Manila was also Britain's entry for the best foreign language film category at the 86th Academy Awards.