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Sufi Paranja Katha (film)

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Directed by  Priyanandanan
Music by  Mohan Sithara
Produced by  Silicon Media
Cinematography  K. G. Jayan
Based on  Sufi Paranja Katha by K. P. Ramanunni
Starring  Thampi Antony Prakash Bare Babu Antony Sharbani Mukherjee Samvrutha Sunil Geetha Vijayan

Sufi Paranja Katha (Malayalam: സൂഫി പറഞ്ഞ കഥ) is a Malayalam-language film directed by Priyanandanan based on K. P. Ramanunni's novel with the same title. Ramanunni himself wrote the story, screenplay, and dialogues for the film. Thampi Antony, Prakash Bare, and Sharbani Mukherjee did the main roles in this film. The film has been distributed by Central Pictures.



This film is a narrative by Sufi (Babu Antony), a Muslim scholar.

Karthy (Sharbani Mukherjee) belongs to a prestigious Hindu tharavadu. She falls in love with a Muslim trader named Maamootty (Prakash Bare) and starts living in Maamootty's house after converting to Islam. But she doesn't give up her original beliefs of her original religion Hinduism. To save Karthy from the need to go to the temple, Maamootty builds one inside his house. When the local Muslim people came to know about this, they create problems and this forces the couple to move apart.


  • Thampi Antony - Sanku Menon
  • Prakash Bare - Maamootty
  • Sharbani Mukherjee - Kaarthi, Suhara
  • Jagathy Sreekumar - Avaru Musaliar
  • V. K. Sreeraman - Seythu molla
  • Babu Antony - Sufi
  • Augustine - Putthan Adhikari
  • Indrans - Velayi
  • Irshad - Beeran
  • Vineeth Kumar - Writer
  • Mullanezhi - Vaidyar
  • K. B. Venu - Kesava Menon
  • Aliyaar
  • Samvrutha Sunil - Young woman at Jaram
  • Sona Nair - Beeyatthu
  • Geetha Vijayan - Meenakshi
  • Valsala Menon - Mutthassi
  • Sunitha Nedungadi - Ayisha
  • Crew

  • Harihardaz - Associate Director
  • V. P. Krishnakumar - Sound Recording
  • Writing

    Ramanunni says he had no intention of making the novel into a film. But producer, Kalam Karasseri, had wanted to do a film based on it for years and Ramanunni complied. Ramanunni says he has not deviated much from the novel and wrote the script with a lot of care as it dealt with a sensitive theme. "In order to enhance cinematic effects, only one small portion of the story has been done away with and the anti-colonial sentiments have been highlighted. The dialogues of the film celebrate the co-existence of different religions," says Ramanunni.


    It was one of three Indian films selected for International competition section of the 2010 edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). It won four Kerala State Film Awards.

  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Cinematography - KG Jayan
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics - Rafeeq Ahammed (Thekkini Kolaaya)
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director - Mohan Sithara (Thekkini Kolaaya)
  • Kerala State Film Award for Best Processing - Chithranjali
  • Songs

    The film has two songs written by Rafeeq Ahammed for which the music was given by Mohan Sithara.

    1. Thekkini kolaaya chumaril: K. S. Chithra, Sunil. Mohan Sithara won the 2009 Kerala State Film Award for Best Music Director and Rafeeq Ahammed Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics for this song.
    2. Saayam Sandhye neerum thiri pol: Latha Krishna


    Sufi Paranja Katha (film) Wikipedia

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