Complex and multi-layered, this socially relevant saga delves into the struggles faced by Indian citizens who left the country before independence in search of job, mostly to Arabia, and happened to reach Pakistan. Eventually, when they returned to the homeland, they happened to be holding a Pakistani passport, and now heartening forced by the Indian authorities to leave the nation to Pakistan, while the Pakistani authorities refuse them entry.
This evocative tale eloquently depicts the suffering of such unfortunate people who are given the status of being a refugee in their own country's, through the twists and turns in the life of Valiyakaththu Moosa, an Indian Muslim who moves from the Malabar region of Kerala, India to Karachi, Pakistan during the British Raj in search of a job.
Post-partition, he returns from Pakistan and settles down in Malappuram, Kerala. This man, who lives as a true Indian, doesn't get his Indian passport and thus an Indian identity in the official sense, even after 50 years of Independence. The police harass him as do his neighbours when he is suspected of being a Pakistani spy. Will he and people like him ever find acceptance and a sense of belonging in their homeland?
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This movie was extensively shot in locations including Ottappalam in Kerala and Rajastan. Read More