BANGALORE: Byari, a film directed by K P Suveeran, which recently won the national award was screened for the first time in Bangalore on Sunday.
Byari shared the national award for best film with Marathi film Deool by Umesh Kulkarni at the 59th National Awards.
Byari, is also the name of a community in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District. The storyline of the movie revolves around the divorce procedure in Islam community. The movie highlights the issue of predicament of Muslim women.
Speaking on the occasion, Suveeran said, “I am happy for the award as we never thought about it. In real, people belonging to Beary community hid and did not showcase themselves. But through this movie, this community has come before the world now. Limitations are part of the society. We did not think of the issue or the limitations while making the movie.”
However, Sara Abubakar, Kannada author alleged that the first full-length feature movie in Byari language, was plagiarising the story of her novel, ‘Chandragiriya Theeradalli.’ T H Altaf Hussein, producer of the film, declined to comment on the issue and said the matter was in the court and this forum was not the right place to discuss the issue.
Renowned filmmakers and directors, actors and national awardees, Girish Kasaravalli, Bargur Ramachandrappa, P Sheshadri, Umashri and Tara were present.