After the successful releases of Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasurya starrer Sufiyum Sujatayum and Fahadh Fasil’s CU Soon, Amazon Prime Video announced the direct-to-service world premiere of Malayalam Family Comedy Drama Halal Love Story.
Directed by Zakariya Mohammed, the film is produced by Aashiq Abu, Harshad Ali, and Jesna Ashim under the banner Papaya Films.
The light-hearted family entertainer stars Malayalam superstar Indrajith Sukumaran, renowned actors Parvathy Thiruvothu, Joju George, Soubin Shahir, Grace Antony, and Sharafudheen in pivotal roles.
Halal Love Story is a title that follows a group of passionate filmmakers who come together to create a film that follows religious guidelines in every phase of the filmmaking and the resulting chaos and confusion. Prime Members in India and 200 countries and territories can stream the film starting October 15 on Amazon Prime Video.
“The successful global premieres of our recently released direct-to-digital are a testament to the customer’s growing affinity towards Malayalam cinema across the country – they are being watched widely by audiences from the home state and across India,” shares Vijay Subramaniam, Director, and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India.
He further added, “Director Zakariya Mohammed is one of the most promising filmmakers of current times, and we are delighted to bring his next film, Halal Love Story – a light-hearted/endearing local comedy for families to enjoy together at the safety and comfort of their living rooms.”
“We are happy to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video for the global release of this rib-tickling family entertainer,” says director Zakariya Mohammed.
He added, “We have seen immense excitement amongst audiences for the release of the film and are excited about the global release. Working with this phenomenal ensemble cast has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to viewers across 200 countries and territories staying entertained with our labor of love.”
“I am thrilled to collaborate once again with Amazon Prime Video for the world premiere of Halal Love Story following the successful digital premieres of Virus, Gangster, and 22 Female Kottayam, shares Producer Aashiq Abu.
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The story revolves around an unmarried young man from a very orthodox family, is highly passionate about filmmaking. He is an active member and plays a key role in one of Kerala’s popular Islamic Organisations, which has kept his cinema dreams in halt. He’s approached by Raheem and Shereef with the idea of making a film as an initiative of the cultural wing of his organization. They soon approach Siraj, a popular associate director to don the cap of the director.
The biggest challenge for the crew is to keep the movie ‘Halal’ (Halal – a term as per Quran which means “lawful” or “allowed to do” under Islamic beliefs). As the crew follows religious guidelines in every phase of the filmmaking, massive confusions happen. An unorthodox Siraj (film director) struggles to go ahead with the project.