Manikya Malaraya Poovi, the latest Malayalam song has captured the hearts of its listeners, particularly the actress.
Priya Prakash Varrier.
A name that has taken the internet by storm as netizens went berserk over this Malayalam sensation this Valentine’s week. Her wink and eyebrow raise made her an instant hit amongst fans, boys, especially who couldn’t stop swooning over the young girl’s expressions.
While memes and love posts circling around the debutant continue to go viral, the viral song Manikya Malaraya Poovi featuring Priya has landed into legal trouble. A group of Muslim youth has registered a complaint against the makers of the song and Priya’s debut vehicle Oru Adaar Love at Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Police Station.
As reported by news channels, the song invited opposition for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim group. The report says that ‘Manikya Malaraya Poovi’, when translated into English, is blasphemy and insults the Prophet. While the report also mentions that the group has nothing against the actress, an FIR is yet to be filed by the police in the matter.
Within few hours of its release, the song became a hit amongst viewers. While the track, which showcases a cute, flirtatious exchange, has views and great comments pouring in, the 18-year-old actress has garnered a fandom just for her killer expression. The actor, Roshan Abdul is being equally loved by female fans across India and even in neighboring countries.
Check out the song in case you missed it, although it is impossible to.
The film is directed by Omar Lulu and the guy who is seen flirting with Priya in the video is Roshan. Roshan was one of the finalists of a reality show D4 Dance. Oru Adaar Love is a story about high school teenage romance and consists of 5 heroes and heroines.
The song sung by filmmaker Vineeth Srinivasan is being loved by millions, and it is primarily for Varrier’s adorable expressions. And in the song, the group seen performing on stage is the Chumaduthangi band and Jubair, who is also a singer in real life. Shaan Rahman is the music composer for the film.
Priya Varrier’s expressions in the song ‘’ from the film ‘’ have caught the fancy of the nation. The complainants said the picturisation of the song itself, whether it was Priya Prakash Varrier, or any other, was objectionable because the lyrics were linked to the Prophet’s life.
Adnan Qamar, a Hyderabad man also went live on FB and explained that the expressions were an insult to the lyrics. “It is sad that the filmmaker himself is a Muslim and almost the entire cast is Muslim but still such objectionable picturistaion has been shown in the film,” Anand Qamar has said in a video that has also gone viral.
He also posted the lyrics of the song and the English translation for people to understand. The objection is about the expressions and not the song or the lyrics.
The translated lyrics read: “A woman like the Pearl flower her highness-khatija beebi in the holy City of Mecca she lived like a queen…” Pointing this out, Muzakkir Ali who responded on Adnan Qamar’s video agreed with him saying, “Great words but the direction is absolutely wrong.”
In a written complaint to the Falaknuma police, the complainants said the picturisation of the song hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community. The complaint was filed with signatures of at least 57 people with their telephone numbers, and addresses provided to the police. “It is not acceptable for us to see a romantic song picturised on some actors with lyrics of the song linked to the Prophet,” Mohd Abdul, an engineering student in Hyderabad who lodged the complaint with the police told.
The police is expected to register an FIR on Wednesday. Mohd Abdul said he really had no objection to also acting in the movie. “We do not like the picturisation. That’s it,” he said. Mohd Abdul said he had also contacted the Kerala police taking the issue to their notice and they had advised him to lodge a complaint with the local police in Hyderabad if they had any objection to the song.