By PINAKEE SHER
Based on the technicalities of marriage and divorce rules laid by Islam, the film shows what it had promised to its viewers and is an honest portrayal of a social issue that is matter of concern in modern times. Exploitation of women in the garb of religious rules have dominated the world for long time. It tells an emotional tale of Haleem, played beautifully by Pritam Kagne. She is back to her parents house after marriage as her husband divorces her to save her from torture of his wicked mother. But when his mother dies, he wants Haleem back. That is the point when the mention of हलाल is made and it stays till the end of the film.
Haleem is still in love with her first husband but to reunite with him, she has to go through हलाल ceremony as per which she has to marry another man and consummate the marriage and then after getting divorced from the second husband, she can be able to remarry her first husband. But the twist happens when she gets married to a maulana who is too good enough to win her heart. She can’t resist getting pulled to him. The first husband wants her to get divorced and remarry him but she has something else in mind.
On acting front, each character has performed well. Directed by national award winning director, Shivaji Lotan Patil, it flows smoothly from start to end. There is one sad song that fits well with the situation. Set up in deep rural Maharashtra, the film is mostly centered around Muslim characters though the sarpanch of the village is shown to be a Hindu along with some other Hindu villagers. The film has been shot in real locations and is sure to grab the eyeballs on basis of its strong writing and hard hitting theme. In a way, it has exposed the bad side of Islamic rules that are laid in favour of men while neglecting the interests of women.
|Directed by||Shivaji Lotan Patil|
|Produced by||Amol Kagne
|Written by||Rajan Khan|
|Screenplay by||Nishant Dhapse|
by Rajan Khan
|Cinematography||Ramani Ranjan Das|
|Edited by||Nilesh Gavand|
Amol Kagne Films