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BIRIYAANI

India  I 95  mins I Drama I 2021 I Malayalam w/

English subtitles

Kerala State Award - Best Actress for    
Kani Kusruti

The movie chronicles the life of Khadeeja, a married muslim woman confined within the four walls of her household, forced to conceal her desires in the name of religious and societal norms.

 

When a family member is accused of terrorism and she's exiled from her town, she chooses a different way of financially and sexually liberating herself- to be a sex worker. Soon to realize that her soul is still dissatisfied. She decides to respond to the forces that abused her and pushed her out of her former home.

"eloquently portrayed through artful cinematic ways"

- AsianMoviePulse

"convincing, observant and powerful" 

- Firstpost

About the Artist

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Sajin Babu is a writer- director from Kerala, India. His inclination towards cinema began at a very early age. When he joined college, he began making campus films followed by docu-fiction, documentary, short films. 

His debut feature ASTHMAYAM VARE (Unto the Dusk) premiered at MAMI (Mumbai International) and won numerous accolades including the Silver Pheasant, Certificate of Merit to promote at the 19th International Film Festival of Kerala, and Best Feature Film at Bangalore International Film Festival. 

His second feature AYAAL SASSI (Man With A Coffin ) was made and released across Kerala in 2017. His latest movie "BIRIYAANI - Flavours of Flesh" was screened at many prestigious festivals such as Moscow IFF & Asiatica in Italy and won several awards including NETPAC Award for 'Best Film' at Asiatica and the Jury Prize for 'Best Film' in Bangalore IFF, as well as a 'Special Jury Mention' at the National Awards and more. 

He has received further recognition such as Kerala Film Critics award for Best Debut Director (2015), Best Screenplay (2020) and was also a Jury member of the non- feature section of Indian Panorama selections, 2021.

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