‘Farhana’: Shaping a Muslim Woman in Unprecedented Settings

Review by MUHAMMED NOUSHAD; originally published in Maktoob Media. Tamil movie industry doesn’t bring many Muslim heroes and heroines; hence, a hijabi woman as the title protagonist in a story unfolding in a non-community setting, definitely arouses curiosity, particularly in India’s alarmingly Islamophobic environment. That’s what Farhana does, and concomitantly, there was an unfortunate controversy prior to the release of the movie,

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