Does the viral song ‘Manikya Malarayi Poovi’ featuring Priya Prakash insult Prophet Muhammad? Indian Muslims file complaint against Malayalam music team

  • One of the complainants states picturisation of the song itself was objectionable as its lyrics were linked to the Prophet and his wife's life
  • The song, which is composed by Shaan Rehman and sung by Vineet Srinivasan, has got over 10 million views
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HYDERABAD – While millions of people are enjoying watching social media sensation Priya Prakash Varrier winking in a song Manikya Malarayi Poovi from the Malayalam movie Oru Adaar Love, a group of Muslim men in southern Indian state of Telangana has filed a complaint against the song maker and the song for containing blasphemous content.

The song is composed by Shaan Rehman and sung by Vineet Srinivasan, has got over 10 million views.

Muqeeth Khan, one of the complainants, told Times Now that the video insults Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). “After listening to the song, I went for the translation of the lyrics,” he said. “The translation is about our Prophet (PBUH).”

The complainant shared a boy and girl were shown romancing while, in the background, the name of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) comes up. He added that he had filed a complaint in an attempt to exercise his freedom of speech.

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Adnan Qamar, a Hyderabad man in a video message on Facebook said, “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”.

Falaknuma Police in Hyderabad city have received only a written complaint, while no FIR has been filed against anyone yet, the Times of India reported on Wednesday.

Oru Adaar Love will be screened in theatres on Eid at the end of June this year. The film’s director, Omar Lulu, told Scroll.in that Manikya Malaraya Poovi means “a pearl flower that is very precious”. He added that the song is about the love story of the Prophet Mohammad and his first wife.

“People around the country, or rather around the world, are loving it,” Lulu said. “But there has been some opposition from some old Muslims in the community. They feel that a love song that is about the Prophet Muhammad and his wife in a film is insulting to Islam. But these people are in a small minority.”

Police say the complainants had been asked to provide video proof of their claims.