In the trailer for the upcoming Malayalam comedy drama Sara’s, Anna Ben is in top form. In each of the three movies that she has starred in so far (Kumbalangi Nights, Helen, and Kappela), she has stolen the show. It won’t be any different in Sara’s, either.
The movie seems to be a coming-of-age tale about a young woman who comes to terms with adulthood. Could you have imagined the words “feminism” and “political correctness” in a mainstream Malayalam movie a decade ago? You obviously couldn’t have, right. Earlier this year, The Great Indian Kitchen grappled with the roles that women and men play in Indian homes and the movie turned out to be an unusual blockbuster.
Of course, Sara’s may not venture into that zone directly, given that its main storyline tackles another point – it’s about whether a woman can escape society’s gaze while saying no to the idea of giving birth. The movie also stars a bunch of amazing actors, such as Sunny Wayne, Siju Wilson, Aju Varghese, and Siddique. It’s directed by the maker of the hugely successful Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, Jude Anthany Joseph.
Keep an eye on Sara’s, for it may be a great Malayalam offering. It’s hitting Amazon Prime Video on July 5.