Mumbai: Amazon Prime Video has announced the direct-to-digital world premiere of Malayalam family comedy drama Halal Love Story following the successful releases of Aditi Rao Hydari- and Jayasurya-starrer Sufiyum Sujatayum and Fahadh Fasil’s CU Soon.
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 Indrajith Sukumaran, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Joju George, Soubin Shahir, Grace Antony, and Sharafudheen in pivotal roles. Halal Love Story is 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 in 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 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,” said Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video India. “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,” said director Zakariya Mohammed. “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 viewers across 200 countries and territories staying entertained with our labour 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.” said producer Aashiq Abu. “After the success of Virus, Halal Love Story is going to be the much-awaited reunion movie starring some of the most versatile actors of the Malayalam film industry Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Soubin Shahir, and Parvathy Thiruvothu. We’re immensely glad to be able to continue to entertain and bring lots of laughter for the audience even at such uncertain times and are delighted that fans across the world will now have an opportunity to enjoy our movie Halal Love Story which we have made with immense love, with their loved ones.”
Thoufeek, 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 organisation. 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 believes). 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.
Halal Love Story will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue. These include Indian films CU Soon, Sufiyum Sujatayum, V, Gulabo Sitabo, Shakuntala Devi, Ponmagal Vandhal, LAW, French Biriyani, and Penguin along with Indian-produced Amazon Original series like Bandish Bandits, Breathe: Into The Shadows, Paatal Lok, Four More Shots Please, The Family Man, Inside Edge, and Made In Heaven and the award-winning and critically acclaimed global Amazon Original series like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Boys, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. All this is available at no extra cost for Amazon Prime members. The service includes titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Bengali.
Prime members will be able to watch Halal Love Story anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
Members can watch Halal Love Story anywhere, anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and multiple gaming devices. Prime Video is also available to consumers through Airtel and Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid subscription plans. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch anywhere offline at no additional cost.
Prime Video is available in India to Prime members for Rs 999 annually or Rs 129 monthly.