Arundhati Roy finds racial insult in Mammootty film Abrahaminte Santhathikal, says there is no point in criticising

Author and Man Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, in a recent interview, revealed that she found an instance of racial insult in the 2018 Mammootty film Abrahaminte Santhathikal.

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Arundhati Roy finds racial insult in Mammootty film Abrahaminte Santhathikal, says there is no point

Arundhati Roy, Mammooty

Author and Man Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, in a recent interview, revealed that she found an instance of racial insult in the 2018 Mammootty film Abrahaminte Santhathikal.

In a recent interview given to a channel, The God of Small Things writer said that the Africans who played a part in the movie  (to play a negative role) were cast only to show a racial angle.

According to reports, the writer said, "I happened to see a film from the state Kerala which supposedly has modern thinking- Abrahaminte Santhathikal. The villains of the film- Africans were depicted as cruel and idiots . These Africans were imported into Kerala just to work on the racial angle."

She went on to add, "There is no point in criticising Kerala. This society, the artists, actors, producers are all like this. North Indians mock South Indians for their darker complexion and South Indians mock Africans for the same reason." 

Released in 2018, the crime drama was directed by Shaji Padoor and was written by Haneef Adeni.

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