Sufiyum Sujatayum

Sufiyum Sujatayum (transl. Sufi and Sujata) is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language film written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas. The film stars Jayasurya, Dev Mohan and Aditi Rao Hydari.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film will not be released theatrically and will begin streaming worldwide on Prime Video from 3 July 2020.

Sufiyum Sujathayum is a unique love story, that revolves around Rajeev and Sujatha, a married couple who flies to Dubai to attend the last rites of Sujatha’s ex-lover, a Sufi priest. Aditi Rao Hydari essays the titular character Sujatha in the movie, which features Jayasurya in the role of her husband Rajeev.

The trailer of Sufiyum Sujatayum, starring Jayasurya and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles, is out. Sufiyum Sujatayum is first Malayalam film to premiere on streaming platform after country went into lockdown, following outbreak of coronavirus.

Shanavas made his directorial debut with Karie in 2017. The film also revolved around a dance form called karinkaliyattam. His latest Sufiyum Sujatayum centres on Sufi dance.

However, Sufiyum Sujatayum seems to be more than just Sufi whirling. The film tries to reflect on society’s deep-seated bigotry. It is a classical love story of people from different communities falling in love only to draw society’s condemnation.

Directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas,story here revolves around people from different communities falling in love only to draw society’s condemnation. Aditi Rao Hydari’s character, Sujatha, falls in love with a sufi singer from the Muslim community. 

Aditi Rao Hydari’s Sujata, a girl from the upper caste, falls in love with a Sufi. Their love may be pure, but some people see malice in their relationship. Calling it “Love Jihad”, the society tragically separates the two lovers.

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