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Sufiyum Sujatayum movie release LIVE UPDATES: Aditi Rao Hydari’s performance gets a thumbs up from fans

Sufiyum Sujatayum movie review and release LIVE Updates: Here's what celebrities, critics and fans are saying about Malayalam film Sufiyum Sujatayum, starring Jayasurya, Aditi Rao Hydari and Dev Mohan in the lead roles.

Written by Arushi Jain | New Delhi |
Updated: July 3, 2020 4:44:58 pm
Sufiyum Sujatayum movie release Sufiyum Sujatayum is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Starring Jayasurya, Aditi Rao Hydari and Dev Mohan in the lead roles, Malayalam film Sufiyum Sujatayum is finally streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The movie was initially scheduled to release in theaters, but due to the coronavirus pandemic and the eventual closing of all theaters nationwide, the film had to premiere on the streaming platform.

Produced by Vijay Babu, Sufiyum Sujatayum has been written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas.

The film is a love story that follows Sujata, a girl who belongs to an upper caste, who falls in love with a Sufi. Their love is not accepted by the society and Sujata’s parents marry her off to a man of their choice.

In Sufiyum Sujatayum, Aditi Rao Hydari plays Sujata, who is a mute character. In a conversation with indianexpress.com, Aditi spoke about playing the character and said, “I really enjoyed not having a language to communicate. If I am being silly about it, I will say Malayalam is very difficult as a language. And I would have found it very difficult to learn the lines. I feel like we hide behind the language and we don’t look at people when we speak. But, when you don’t have a language to hide behind, you have to look into a person’s eyes. And that person will see exactly what you think and what you feel. I think that honesty is so beautiful. And Sujata is to me is the embodiment of that innocence of true love.”

Aditi also spoke about the work she had to put in to play Sujata. “I had to learn sign language. They (filmmakers) had sent a sign language teacher to me in Mumbai and I worked for 10 days with the teacher. And you can’t master sign language in 10 days. The teacher was there every single day on the sets to help me with all kinds of doubts. But, how can you learn emotions and feelings? Ultimately, any part is about making your audience feel something. I have to feel it and (then) I have to make you feel it,” she said.

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Follow all the latest updates about Sufiyum Sujatayum streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

16:44 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'It's a one woman show'

"@aditiraohydari u've shown the real meaning of acting without uttering a single word in #SufiyumSujatayum . It's a one woman show. Each time u a scene comes, the screen is filled with the magic of u. Kudos to @mjayachandran #NaranipuzhaShanavas @VijaybabuFFH," @ovkrishna048 tweeted. 

16:18 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'A soulful musical drama'

"A soulful musical drama like a sufi dance. Impressive performance from Aditi and Dev Mohan(as Sufi). Jayasurya was good in his extended cameo. Movie Showcasing beautiful frames and magnificent cinematography. Excellent and soothing musical works. watchable🤞🏻♥️" Twitter user @fibin_ashraf shared. 

15:48 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'What an expression queen is Aditi Rao Hydari'

"The soothing #SufiMusic. The stunning camera. The scintillating dance by @aditiraohydari. The serenity overall at the scene Makes it a winner! What an expression Queen is @aditiraohydari," @VIDtweetshere tweeted. 

15:22 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Aditi Rao Hydari is life of Sufiyum Sujatayum'

"She's beautiful and talented, but not getting a proper chance to show her talent. Heart suit @aditiraohydari is life of #SufiyumSujatayum. ♥ She steals the show completely in her comeback to Malayalam. @Actor_Jayasurya @VijaybabuFFH" wrote @Varunkochu on Twitter. 

14:59 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Simple and slow-paced melodrama'

"A simple n slow-paced melodrama that lacks depth and uniqueness. But works for fans of this genre. Aditi, good music, visuals & few poetic scenes makes it a watchable fare," @azeem_jaffer said via Twitter. 

14:40 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Decent watchable film'

"Decent watchable film, Slow paced but with good music and performances. @aditiraohydari and @Actor_Jayasurya was fantastic and Dev Mohan was apt for his character. Last 30 min was intriguing. Overall it's just Watchable" Twitter user @filimyboy shared. 

14:18 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Well executed drama'

"Well executed drama .. nice music too .. strictly for slow phase film lovers .. #SufiyumSujatayum," @noufalbasha wrote on Twitter

13:57 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'A slow watch'

"#SufiyumSujatayum This one's a slow watch, I wish there was enough depth and conflicts between the characters. @aditiraohydari stands out with a stellar performance and the sound track is one for ages," @babu_yoda said via Twitter. 
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13:32 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Aditi Rao’s show all the way'

"#SufiyumSujatayum - Its Aditi Rao’s show all the way, Brilliant perf. Extended cameo by Jayasuriya. Side artists selection is perfect. Biggest plus is Jayachandran’s Background Music. Slow paced, poetic narration. Screenplay could hv been better. ‘Decent’ Musical Romantic Drama!" @Chrissuccess tweeted.

13:14 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Our verdict

"The element of ‘love jihad’, an overused, misused term, which should never have been used in conjunction, if dealt with in detail, could have made this a solid film. But it’s almost like a throwaway phrase, and almost two hours are spent on a scantily-written plot which wastes too much time on the star-crossed lovers exchanging looks and notes without saying much. It doesn’t help that the lovely Hydari doesn’t really fill her part. For someone who doesn’t have spoken dialogue, the body language needs to be strong: Hydari has a few nice moments, but she is limited in the rest of it," writes The Indian Express' Shubhra Gupta. Read more 

12:51 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Jayasurya asks people to watch Sufiyum Sujatayum
 
 
 
 
 
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Feel the love with your loved ones.....❤️❤️❤️ ( Sufiyum Sujathayum on amazon prime ) @actor_vijaybabu @devmohanofficial @aditiraohydari @mjayachandranmusiczone @primevideoin

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12:17 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Screenplay could have been better'

"Infinite Love Towards film, Such a Poetic Narration ❣ Aditi Rao Such a Breezy Performance An Angelic Beauty !! Endhu Ponnu Sujathe. Music And Cinematography. But film Haven't Gets Its full Shape, No Depth On Love and Screenplay Could Have Been Better," @itz_gobi wrote on Twitter. 

11:59 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Loved your performance Aditi Rao Hydari'

A Twitter user @KarunS13 wrote, "@aditiraohydari watched your movie sufiyum sujatayum ..just loved your performance and good performance by others too." 

11:37 (IST)03 Jul 2020
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11:19 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Good musical romantic drama'

"#SufiyumSujatayum-An Intense Love Story, With a Change.slow-paced, PoeticNarration @aditiraohydari StealsTheShow, @Actor_Jayasurya
in an extended cameo, @ActorDevMohan (Sufi) done his part very well and Side Casts at its best. Excellent Music by Jayachandran. GOOD Musical Romantic Drama," @jubinintrance wrote on Twitter. 

11:03 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Loved the climax'

"#SufiyumSujatayum (Malayalam) - Avg. Movie was little slow !! Gud Songs, bgm & cinematography. Loved the climax," wrote Twitter user @Jillabala2. 

10:47 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Thank you for the overwhelming response'

Producer Vijay Babu took to social media to thank everyone for showering love on his movie, He wrote, "Proud moment ....; this will be remembered as part of history ...Thankyou all for the support, wishes and the overwhelming response i am getting. Thanks for accepting a small cute movie released through OTT during difficult times. #SufiyumSujatayumOnPrime #fridayfilmhouse." 

10:31 (IST)03 Jul 2020
'Thank you for accepting this feel good movie'
 
 
 
 
 
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I am flooded with so many msgs...❤️ Thank you so much for accepting this Feel good movie...😘😘😘

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10:03 (IST)03 Jul 2020
Aditi Rao Hydari is 'happy' and 'nervous'

Actor Aditi Rao Hydari is excited for the release of her film Sufiyum Sujatayum. She shared a photo of her streaming the movie on Amazon Prime Video and wrote, "Super happy and lowkey nervous 🤭🙈 #FirstDayFirstStream Go watch #SufiyumSujatayumOnPrime... NOW!"

 
 
 
 
 
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Producer Vijay Babu spoke with indianexpress.com about his decision to release the film digitally. He shared, "For me, it was not an easy decision. The reality is we have no clue when theaters are going to open. Even when theaters open with all the new rules, we don’t know whether people will visit them. And there are 52 movies which are ready for release right now. When will all these movies release?"

Babu added, "Sufiyum Sujatayum is a slow romantic thriller. It will take time to build up to success. When word of mouth starts spreading, if the movie stays in theaters, it becomes a hit. After the theaters are opened with a lot of restrictions, only movies of superstars like Marakkar and Malik can bring people to theaters. Because those are the movies people would want to watch in theaters. I went through a lot of struggle to make Sufiyum Sujatayum. The project was completed three years back. It even survived the floods. And during the lockdown, we got this opportunity to show Sufiyum Sujatayum in over 200 countries. We can’t ignore OTT platforms."

He also spoke about the casting of Aditi Rao Hydari and said, "Finding the right actor to play Sujata was the toughest task. For about three years, I couldn’t find Sujata. We needed an actor who can play Sujata at 22 and Sujata at 32. Sujata is extremely beautiful, and she is a kathak dancer. She is also mute. We were so confused after going through so many options. Finally, during an award show, I saw Aditi’s kathak performance. And I realized that she could play the part. I met her backstage and gave a brief narration. She loved it. She called me soon after she landed in Mumbai and three days later I went to Mumbai to give her a full narration. She lived as Sujata for 40 days. She even trained in sign language for her role. I think her performance will be one of the highlights of the movie."

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