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Ain is a Malayalam film written and directed by Sidhartha Siva and starring Musthafa and Rachana in the lead roles. Set in a Muslim household in Malabar, the film revolves around a lazy but innocent and vulnerable Muslim youth who happens to witness a murder and escapes to Mangalore. The film released in selected theatres in Kerala on 25 September 2015.
The film bagged the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam while Musthafa got a Special Jury Mention for his acting in the film. The film also won the Padmarajan Award. The original musical score was composed, arranged, programmed and produced by Rahul Raj.
Maanu (Musthafa) is a naïve, lazy and aimless youngster who doesn’t have a steady job with a steady income. Although time has come for him to shoulder the responsibility of providing for his family, he runs away from it and is least concerned about what life means to him. Maanu flees his native place to Mangalore in fear of his life, after witnessing the gruesome murder of a local political functionary. The interaction he has with Saira (Rachana Narayanankutty) following a chance meeting with her has a bearing on him and influences him to change his outlook towards life.Musthafa as Maanu
Rachana Narayanankutty as Saira Banu
Ain released in theatres in Kerala on 25 September 2015. The film was scheduled to be screened in theatres across the state but released finally in 3 theatres in Trivandrum, Thrissur and Calicut. The film industry came out together against this move by theatres including appeals by actors such as Kunchako Boban and Vineeth Sreenivasan appealing directly to audience to watch Ain.2014 Kerala State Film Awards
Best Story - Sidhartha Siva
2015 National Film Award
National Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam
Special Jury Mention - Musthafa