Here are numerous sources that discuss the filming of Road to the Sky / Kerala / Keral. Some of these date back to late 2005 (how embarassing!). By most accounts, it seems that the film is in fact called "Kerala" and will be released mid 2006.
Ace filmmaker Santosh Sivan is all set to begin work on his latest venture - a Hollywood film to be entirely filmed in Kerala.
Santosh is director and cinematographer of the film, which has been given the working title "Kerala", to be shot in Munnar early next year.
Sanjeev Sivan, his filmmaker brother, said: "It is being jointly produced by Echo Lake Productions of Los Angeles, Adirondack Pictures of New York and Santosh Sivan Productions of India. The film will be released worldwide by mid 2006."
Sanjeev said, "The film is set in the 1940s with the freedom struggle as backdrop and the attempts of the English to create inroads into the spice heartland of Kerala."
According to Sanjeev, his brother had to make a lot of effort to convince the Hollywood team to shoot in Kerala rather than in South Africa and Brazil.
The first ever Hollywood venture to be shot in God's Own Country, as Kerala is known, "will go a long way to showcase the natural beauty as well as the rich cultural tradition of the land", said Sanjeev.
Santosh Sivan will be directing a Hollywood movie in Kerala. The movie has been titled Kerala. It has collaboration of two foreign production companies and one Indian company. They are, Echo Lake Productions of Los Angeles, Adirondack Pictures of New York and Santosh Sivan Productions of India. This flick will be released all over the world by the middle of 2006. The movie is about freedom struggle in India.