Thursday, February 18, 2010
Sufi Paranja Katha (What the Sufi Said) - A preview
By Moviebuzz | Monday, 15 February , 2010, 12:44
Director Priyanandanan's Sufi Paranja Katha is based on writer K P Ramanunni's award winning novel, will hit the screens on Feb 19.
According to Prakash Bare, the producer and lead actor, “The film as well the novel (published 15 years back and now sold in 8 languages) on which it is based is all about our glorious past and our land's culture of communal harmony. It actually explores the shared space we had among Hindu and Muslim religions. The censor board had commended our matured approach towards the subject and has cleared the film with U/A certificate.”
The story in the film unfolds, as being narrated by a Sufi (a Muslim mystic). It's about Karthi, who belongs to a prestigious Hindu tharavadu called Meleppullara. The patriarch Sanku Menon had seen some dangers awaiting the family in the future, during the time of her birth itself. But he never told anyone about his anxieties. Karthi grew up to become a beautiful girl.
She falls in love with a Muslim trader Maamootty who comes for trade there. She elopes with Mamootty and the two starts living in a Muslim household. Karthi becomes a Muslim but she could never give up her original beliefs and faith in her traditions. This creates tensions in her life and between communities as well.
Bollywood actor Sharbani Mukerji plays Karthi, while Thampi Antony is Sanku Mama and Prakash Bare is doing the role of Mamootty. Jagathy Sreekumar, Babu Antony and Samvritha Sunil also include the cast. Rafeek Ahmad's lines have been composed by Mohan Sithara. K G Jayan is the cinematographer.
Produced by Silicon Media and distributed by Central Pictures, Sufi Paranja Kadha [meaning "What the Sufi Said" in Malayalam, a major language of India, spoken in South India and the official language of Kerala (ed.)], was part of the competition section in the prestigious International Film Festival of Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram in Dec 2009.
See also the official release notes and website of the movie Sufi Paranja Katha.