Sufi Paranja Katha (What the Sufi Said), the third venture
of director Priyanandanan, who recently won the best feature film
award for Pulijanmam at the National Film Awards 2006,
will start shooting from 7th December.
The movie is an adaptation of famous Malayalam writer K.P.
Ramanunni's first novel 'Sufi Paranja Katha' which won the Kerala
Sahitya Akademi award and Edasseri award. Set in the backdrop of
the early nineteenth century of Northern Kerala, Sufi Paranja
Katha narrates the fascinating story of the subtle
relationships that existed between Hindu and Muslim families.
The movie evolves around the inter-religious marriage between a
Muslim and a Hindu, Mammootty and Karthy. Karthy belongs to a Nair
family (Melepullarath Tharavad). Though converted to Islam, Karthy
is unable to resist the primeval tug of her original religion. The
theme of the film is that no one is free from his cultural heritage
of generations, irrespective of the religion that one is born into
actress Sharbhani Mukherjee is the heroine. Other cast members
include Babu Antony, Innocent, Jagathy, Mullanezhi, Thambi Antony,
Indrans, Mala Aravindan, Vineeth Kumar, Manikandan, Samvritha and
Sona Nair. Script and dialogues are handled by the novelist
himself, while camera is by Hari Nair. Produced by Kayal Films in
association with U.S-based Silicon Media, the movie is expected to
be released by Vishu next year.