Booker prize winning author Arundhati Roy has reportedly criticized the racist tone in the Mammootty starrer, Abrahaminte Santhathikal, released last year.
According to the author of The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the Africans shown in the cinema were there just for the racial angle, says some reports. Arundhati Roy is a Malayali, who besides being a writer is also known as a human rights activist. According to Arundhati Roy: "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."
Abrahaminte Santhathikal was directed by Shaji Padoor and scripted by Haneef Adeni, who has earlier directed the Mammootty hit The Great Father and is the director of the Nivin Pauly starrer Mikhael releasing next week. Abrahaminte Santhathikal was a blockbuster hit.
Remember, some of the dialogues in the Mammootty starrer Kasaba were severely criticized by actress Parvathy, which went on to became a big issue later.