In the opening caption, “Her love for him made her the almighty”, the director points to the spirit of the film. As the name suggests, this is the story of Sufi and Sujatha. It is the story of their eternal love. Sufi and Sujatha, who tell the story in the context of Sufism, are as beautiful as poetry and as powerful as death. The film is a musical love story that gives the audience a great visual and auditory experience. The film begins at midnight with a midnight entry into the Jinn Mosque in Ustad’s grave, and at the very end maintains the mystical nature of Sufism. From the presence of the Kannada language, it can be assumed that the film is a geopolitical cacophony of justice. Shanavas’ non-linear making of the past and the present makes the image even more beautiful.
Newcomer Dev Mohan and Aditi Rao Haidari, who have made an appearance in Bollywood and South Indian films respectively, will be playing the lead roles in Sufiyum Sujathayum. The director has been able to effectively bring out the newcomer Dev. Dev finds space in the minds of the audience rather than the beginner. The guest star is the most beautiful actress with eyes. The dumb Sujata is a character who excels with the movement of the eyes and the subtle gestures. Guest finds continuity in Mishk’s psycho-acting excellence. A newcomer like Dev Mohan in the lead role, Jayasurya deserves applause for his portrayal of a slightly more prominent character. Jayasuriya makes good use of a small amount of screen space. The performances of Siddique, Manikandan Pattambi, Swami Hooyah, Kalaranchini, and Mamukoya are also outstanding.
As the heroine is dumb, the director tries to make Sufi and Sujatha’s love feel through the music without having too much of a dialogue. Though he is not familiar with the music, he is a master at singing and playing background music and blending music with the spirit of cinema. Jayachandran has been able to. B.K. The lyrics of Harinarayana and Manoj Yadav are very pleasant. Anu Mutheedam’s camerawork elevates the film to another level technically and artistically. Deepu Joseph complements the editing table for Anu’s frames. What is most disappointing when the OTT is forced to release on the platform is that the theater experience is denied for the scenes of Anu Mutheedam.
Even if it turns out to be a great cinematic experience that does justice to the script, there are no mass elements that satisfy the majority audience. So, Sufi and Sujata are not everybody’s cup of tea. OTTs can be reversed if they are recovering from an investment. The platform has become a great option, and in the future, more and more Sufi and Sujata are expected to take advantage of the online release potential. The Friday Films entertainment films such as GoatAadu, along with other artistic films, are also produced by OTT. Friday Films and Vijay Babu, who released a new market for Malayalam cinema with the release, are to be congratulated.