We’ve been eagerly waiting to know more about Halal Love Story ever since the poster came out, and so when Amazon Prime Video released a new trailer today, we were overjoyed.
The trailer of this comedy-drama takes us through the story of an unmarried young man, Thoufeek (Sharaf U Dheen), who is passionate about filmmaking but is also an active member in one of Kerala’s popular Islamic Organisations. Raheem and Shereef (Indrajith Sukumaran) approach him with the idea of making a film as an initiative of the cultural wing of his organisation. Together, they approach Siraj (Joju George), an unorthodox director, to direct the movie. The real challenge, however, is to keep the movie ‘Halal’, and in the pursuit of making a film that suits their beliefs, chaos and confusion follow!
Along with Joju George, Sharaf U Dheen, and Indrajith Sukumaran, Hallal Love Story features Grace Anthony and Parvathy Thiruvothu in pivotal roles.
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. I am grateful to my co-writers Muhsin Parariand AshifKakkodi, who made this chaotic comedy possible alongside me. With a unique perspective brought to life by our strong ensemble, I am confident that the viewers will enjoy this chronicle that tries to manifest that cinema is for everyone.”
Speaking on the film, Indrajith Sukumaran said, “The character Shereef is quite layered. He wants to conquer his passion for acting, but at the same time wants to do right by following his beliefs. The movie impacts him in more ways than the other and in the due process completely changes his outlook towards his personal life. Playing a humorous and a complicated Shereef was a phenomenal experience and I will forever be thankful to Zakariya and Aashiq Abu for giving me this opportunity.”
Joju George, who has blessed us with some amazing performances in the recent past, had this to say about his experience with working on Halal Love Story, “It is always fun to be a part of comedy films, especially one that is engulfed in errors. What was most appealing to me is the opposing views that my character Siraj offers whilst taking on the challenge of directing this Halal film. As my character struggles at every phase, it’s the brilliance of the writers who envisioned the comedic charm in the film. It was indeed a wonderful experience to work alongside such an incredible cast and crew.”
Let us know what you think about it.