It’s no secret that Manikya Malaraya Poovi from Oru Adaar Love has made actor Priya Varrier the latest sensation of Malayalam cinema. Right from the time that the number went viral, she has been flooded with numerous romantic proposals and become an internet sensation. In fact, even stars like Rishi Kapoor have praised her for that wink and predicted stardom for her. However, at the same time, the song has also gotten her into trouble with a certain section of society. A few days ago, a youth had filed a complaint and claimed that the song insulted Prophet Muhammad .
Now, Priya has moved to the Supreme Court in order to get the FIR quashed. In her plea, the girl has stated that these complaints have arisen because of misinterpretation of the lyrics and are hence baseless.
“The criminal complaints have been instituted by various fringe groups based on a distorted and incorrect interpretation of the song in the states of Telangana, Maharashtra and similar complaints are likely from other non-Malayalam speaking states as well. The song describes and praises the love between Prophet Muhammad and his first wife Khadeeja. It should be important to note that the song is originally from an old folk song from Kerala which was written in 1978 by PMA Jabbar and first sung by Thalassery Rafeeq, in the praise of the Prophet and his wife Beevi Khadija,” read the plea.
Well, this is a developing situation and it will be worth watching what happens next.
In case you were not aware, the Manikya Malaraya Poovi song has been recreated by ace music director Shaan Rahman and is soft romantic number. Vineeth Sreenivasan has crooned it like the boss he is and added a tender feel to it. The video revolves around two young lovers and is set in a college/school setting. In it, the lovers can be seen exchanging shy glances at each other and making us believe in the power of love.
Helmed by filmmaker Omar Lulu, Oru Adaar Love features newcomers in the lead and will hit screens soon