No. The film released on October 15 on Amazon Prime Video. Halal Love Story is a simple tale and a way how one should use cinema as a tool to create awareness. Halal Love Story Movie Review: The Last Word. The shooting location is Shereef’s and Suhra’s home. The problem with Halal Love Story is not in its performances. The movie they were making went from experimental to kino real quick. A decent watch for the whole family. Overall the performances kept the movie going forward. By the end a lot of good ideas where murdered and made trivial, that it lost the ability to…. With every passing minute from the halfway mark it becomes clearer and clearer that the movie has lost its way, it is busy losing itself in a flimsy cocoon of its own making. Halal Love Story is expected to be a Vishu release. Grace Antony & Joju shined throughout. Zakariya and Muhsin Parari along with cinematographer Ajay Menon and editor Saiju Shreedharan are credited as co-producers under the banner Ourhood Movies. Both together meet Thoufeeq to ask to write a script for the film. The cinematography is by Ajay Menon, editing by Saiju Sreedharan, music by Shahbaz Aman, Bijibal, Rex Vijayan, Yakzan Gary Pereira and Neha S. Nair, sound design by Arun Rama Varma, art direction by Anees Nadodi, production management by Benny Kattappana, and costume design by Mashar Hamsa. The day the trailer of Halal Love Story came out, one of my friends hit me up with a genuine query: “What’s halal? These are deeply religious men and they want to ensure that their film is hundred percent halal – something that devout Muslims can see. Halal Love Story is a 2020 Malayalam-language comedy-drama film directed by Zakariya Mohammed.The movie is scripted jointly by Zakariya and Muhsin Parari, with Ashif Kakkodi credited as co-writer.The film is bankrolled by Aashiq Abu under the banner OPM Cinemas, Jesna Ashim and Harshad Ali under Papaya Films. Along with Joju George, Sharaf U Dheen, and Indrajith Sukumaran, Hallal Love Story features Grace Anthony and Parvathy Thiruvothu in pivotal roles. At the end of the session, only six people - including Suhra is chosen for the film. Halal Love Story is a warm and witty meditation on cinema and faith, on what is halal, meaning permissible or lawful in the Quran and what is haram, meaning impure. Really sweet heartwarming film. Halal Love Story (2020), directed by Zakariya Mohammed who is well known for his commercially successful film Sudani from Nigeria (2018). Joju George and Sharfuddeen were also remarkable in spite of their not-so-well-defined character sketches. Directed by Zakariya Mohammed. And yet, the subtext is always serious, always linked to halal/haram, and what it means to be a Muslim. 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When a film is being made at a certain cost, there is also a responsibility that comes along with it—Zakariya, director. © Letterboxd Limited. Soubin Shahir, Grace Antony and Joju George shine whereas Sharaf U Dheen and Indrajith falter down a slippery path to dereliction. Film data from TMDb. Published 27 Dec 2020, ... Share this story. [5] Upon release the film met with mixed reviews. Laila: A Halal Love Story will have you laughing, crying, and full of emotions throughout the book. Grace Antony Indrajith Sukumaran Sharaf U Dheen Joju George Soubin Shahir Parvathy Thiruvothu Nasar Karutheni Assif Yogi Mashar Hamsa Mamukkoya Binu Pappu Abhiram Radhakrishnan Zeenath Neeraja Rajendran Shiny Sarah Navas Vallikkunnu Murugan Kattakada Unnimaya Prasad, Muhsin Parari Zakariya Mohammed Ashif Kakkodi, 116 mins   halal. So this movie revolves around the local socio - political - religious dimensions in Malabar region. From the start to the end, this novel will show you the rollercoaster of a ride that Laila has to go through to find love. Some scenes are handled quite brilliantly but still theres this overall mood to the film that isnt impressive as such. Shereef hears this and he becomes defensive. Grace and Joju stole the spotlight with their memorable performance. Going in I expected Halal Love Story to really get to a place from where it could experiment with its characters, the medium of cinema and the meta narratives to tell a grounded and original story. Halal Love Story (aka) Halaal Love Story is a Malayalam movie. The film stands at an intersection of various identities meeting — religious, class-based, ideologist, gendered and conservative. Halal Love Story IMDb 6.2 1 h 56 min 2020 X-Ray 13+ Two cinema enthusiasts from a religious organization decide to make a movie in accordance to the religious understanding of … Also I think one shouldn't venture so much into politics if the critique is half baked. Amazon Prime Video on Wednesday released the trailer of Malayalam movie Halal Love Story. It talks about the good and bad (haraam) deeds in Islam and everything that lies in between. Review by MovieMavenGal (aka Pardesi) ★★★½. The whole blame was put on conditioning and grooming, and not an ounce on themselves. [9] Additional Music Production is done by Palee Francis. But whether what all they tried to convey or mock as satirical digs through this light hearted film has been realized or lost in translation is questionable. From someone who made Sudani, Nobody would expect such a mediocre attempt and I'm sure this will motivate Zakariya to make another bang on film in coming days. ' [5], "വൻ താരനിരയുമായി 'ഹലാല്‍ ലവ് സ്റ്റോറി'; പുത്തൻ പോസ്റ്റർ പുറത്ത് വിട്ട് ടീം: ഇത് പൊളിക്കുമെന്ന് പ്രേക്ഷകർ! After the directions from leaders of the organization, wife of Shereef, Suhra agrees to take role of the heroine. Since Suhra is selected, Shereef also gets selection as the film requires real life husband and wife. Cinematographer informs him that halal cut is already done. Zakariya metaphorically uses film in … commodities. 2020 IMDb Similarly, in Halal Love Story, the lowkey people of Muslim majority Malappuram district in Kerala wish to make a telefilm that is halal enough for their community to watch. Halal love story is a movie where a few movie lovers trying to make one , as they are part of muslim community the movie should be halal( permissible according to Islamic law). The ensemble does a fine job with their respective characters - Joju George…, HmmmmmmmmmmmIt was quite an underwhelming experience.Still very unclear about what they wanted to convey through the film...idk.Really enjoyed the acting. When you visit a regional movie discussion group on Facebook, what you will see are the wide and diverse range of opinions posted over the past few days about the new Zakariya Mohammed (Sudani from Nigeria) directorial, Halal Love Story. asyraf wajdi dusuki. Tell me if you see anything that should be added…. At first i was expecting for it to be another love letter to filmmaking but then it just lost it's way from around half an hour into the movie. [4] The film released on October 15 through Amazon Prime Video. Mobile site. This review may contain spoilers. The film starts when Rahim, a member of a Muslim religious organization decides to make a Halal film as the organization see movies as Haram in general. Siraj is described as enough mainstream by Thoufeeq, since he drinks and doesn't follows the religion strictly. Halal Love Story is a 2020 Malayalam-language comedy-drama film[2] directed by Zakariya Mohammed. As shooting progresses, Siraj finds that there is something wrong with Suhra and Shereef. More details at Halal Love Story touches on a number of issues that average Muslim faces in today’s world and non of them are related to polygamy or triple talaq. Suhra (played brilliantly by Grace Antony) is the major saving grace of Zakariya's #HalalLoveStory, which unfortunately is nowhere near the earnestness of 'Sudani From Nigeria'. Star Cast . Apart from the creation of a film (with in the film), it has a visible focus … Also, extra love for having a character called Jaggu Bhai. A huge letdown with some good moments here and there, it feels like an overtly grassroot and pretentious lovechild of Party (1984) and Day for Night (1973) with arrogance and ambition undercutting its existence. The struggle of this cast to balance between the beliefs and values that the locals hold dear vs the cine artists are shown through out. Found myself riddled with a lot of questions and uneasiness rather than feeling nice and content. A list of films with their first wide release in Australia, either in cinemas or home release. Director. His rooted previous outing from the writing department to the making department did strike all right chords with me imo. Another disappointing factor was that, in spite of bagging the most challenging role of the film, Indrajith looked so lost…. Aashiq Abu Tender, thoughtful and touching, it’s a warm hearted affair with a disarming genuineness that should not by any chance, be missed. that I've watched. F*ck It. Halal Love Story is a film directed by Zakariya Mohammed and co-written with Muhsin Parari, where two art enthusiasts of a local Muslim organisation in Kerala set out to make a … Directed by Zakariya Mohammed. Halal Love Story crafts humour out of the sensitive issue of Islamic belief without being trivial about it. Those dicussions & reactions made during their shoot were extremely funny. A Halal Love Story by Bookaholic 176K 12.2K 34 C O M P L E T E D [Translations available] Highest Ranked No. Why am i writing so much ugh. Due to various limitations, Thoufeeq informs that a telefilm of one hour is better than a full length feature film. Pepped up by natural humor and sensible sentiments, Halal Love Story is a frequently hilarious movie with a layered story that ultimately speaks about the co-existence between art and orthodox beliefs. Rahim then meets Shereef, who is an active street play actor for various protests. I was annoyed at so many things in the movie but Grace is Grace and i could watch her for hours, she is so graceful omg. Trance is a psychological drama, Halal Love Story is a comedy with elements of satire and Mookuthi Amman falls under the 'saamy padam' category, … Also like the whole Joju-Unnimaya story, Indrajith-Grace story, Sharafudeen and the film making, all just crashed with each other and not in a good way. Zakariya. ‘ഹലാൽ ലവ് സ്റ്റോറി’ Keeping aside the dodgy politics of the makers, I honestly tried seeing it as a reflection of the regressive attitude inside a community, set in the post 9/11 world during 2003-04, like a satire. [6][7][8] Lyrics were penned by Muhsin Parari and Anwar Ali. A group of friends attempt to make a 'halal' film that conforms to the guidelines and descriptions of an Islamic organization which they are a part of. This came following the … (Photo: YouTube/Amazon Prime Video) The trailer of upcoming Malayalam movie Halal Love Story was released on Wednesday. Telling the story of a conservative community trying to make a film that is halal (permissible) enough for their audiences, director Zakariya and co-writer Muhsin Parari bring back much of the cast from Sudani.. in supporting roles (including Soubin in a LOL-worthy cameo). He tells this to Thoufeeq and he rewrites the script to make amends between Suhra and Shereef. meat. 2020 released films and older films that I watched for the first time. At last the cinematographer says he know a way and the climax shooting starts. Halal Love Story is the second film of Zakariya Mohammed who earlier made the lovely Sudani from Africa. Indrajith, Grace Antony, Joju George. TMDb This is right after the 9/11 attacks. It had everything going for a wholesome meta experiment, where I genuinely expected some of the lost spirit of Iranian New Wave to finally invade the mainstreams of Malayalam cinema. Felt the emotions in the 2nd half weren’t as organically flowing as the humor portions. Director Zakariya Mohammed, who wowed us with Sudani from Nigeria, had this to say about his new film, “For me, Halal Love Story is a funny, yet beautiful, commemoration of the art of storytelling in all its forms. 1 in #dhoombros No. This is a very funny film. Halal Love Story which is streaming on amazon prime is not just thought-provoking but entertains the viewers with relatable circumstances from the life of common folks. The story is set in the early 2000s – in the opening sequence of the film, the horrific footage of airplanes flying into the World Trade Center in New York plays on a television…. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Is it about the co-existence/conflict between art and orthodox beliefs? But things didn't go as planned and Siraj becomes angry. The trailer introduces Joju George as a director, Indrajith Sukumaran as the charming Shereef, Sharaf U Dheen as Thoufeek, an unmarried young lad from an orthodox family. The idea on paper is stretched onscreen with some random incoherent sub plots not literally adding up. Fun cameo by Soubin Shahir! No rewatches included. Halal Love Story is directed by Zakariya Mohammed. This film is a series of terrible missteps. i actually liked it, i thought the visuals were real nice and everyone acted really well, the ending was confusing though i don't understand what they were trying to do, Few members from an oraganisation are desperately trying to make a film which should be 100% inoffensive to their community people. From an energetic satire to a preachy drama the way they lost their path was real fast.You can't defend and attack an ideology at the same time.Soon the creators will have to choose a concrete path. As the shooting starts, amateurish performance of actors leads to the sudden halt to shooting. Siraj is also happy as the problems between Shereef and Suhra is also over. Actors are chosen from the organization, but extensive search were conducted for the lead pair. But even though I realigned my expectations halfway through the film, it just fell flat unquestionably. Halal Love Story definitely lacks the energy and emotional core of Sudani from Nigeria (Zakariya's brilliant previous film) but the performances keep it afloat. The film will be premiering on October 15. Report this film, നിങ്ങളുടെ പേര് ഷെരീഫ് എന്നായത് കൊണ്ട് നിങ്ങൾ പറയുന്നതെല്ലാം ശെരി ആവണമെന്നില്ല. “‘Halal Love Story’ is about a group of religious people who decide to make a film. 16 in #spiritual No. His new film Halal Love Story, again co-written along with Parari has the texture of a satire. Grace Anthony was a revelation. Interesting plot. But Thoufeeq is against this as he fears that the community may find this as not halal. Maybe my high expectations might be problematic. The film does not dig deep while commenting on either Islam or cinema, the two props that uphold the plot -- or the conversation on marital gender politics it interestingly raises, only to forsake. Indrajith says he was unable to interact much with the media in 2019 as he was neck-deep in work in different locations. Haseena, a casting director came into the scene and she gives basic acting training to the aspiring actors. As the organization gives node to the Halal movie, Siraj, is roped as director for the film. LOCATION. What a waste though. -- REACHED #36 IN SPIRITUAL ON 29/07/16 Join Laila on her journey to finding out who her "mystery man" really is. With Parvathy Thiruvothu, Soubin Shahir, Grace Antony, Joju George. Halal Love Story is a warm and witty meditation on cinema and faith, on what is halal, meaning permissible or lawful in the Quran and what is haram, meaning impure. Umno Youth has proposed that the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) expand the number of workers in its halal division. All 2020's feature-length narrative movies with at least 1k of viewers on IMDB. The film is scripted by Muhsin Parari and Ashif Kakkodi in association with Zakariya. Grace antony and sharafuddin played their roles very finely, dialogues were also … The film features songs composed by Shahabaz Aman and Bijibal with music produced by Rex Vijayan. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. Halal Love Story is the second film of Zakariya Mohammed who earlier made the lovely Sudani from Africa. The story revolves around a film being made by members of a Muslim group. 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