Watch: Trailer of Malayalam satirical film 'Aabhasam' takes on the establishment

The trailer of the film was released on Sunday after months of delay due to the CBFC demanding cuts in the film.
Watch: Trailer of Malayalam satirical film 'Aabhasam' takes on the establishment
Watch: Trailer of Malayalam satirical film 'Aabhasam' takes on the establishment
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After much delay, the trailer of the Malayalam movie Aabhasam is finally out. The film starring Rima Kallingal and Suraj Venjaramoodu, was to hit the screens on January 5 but was delayed due to the 'A' certificate awarded by the CBFC.

"Jinnah is gone, Marx is full, Gandhi has two seats...otherwise there is Godse and Ambedkar. Which one do you want?" the trailer opens with this question. The film, which is a dark comedy on the politics prevailing in the country, is built around an overnight bus journey from Bengaluru to Kerala. The bus service company known as Democracy Travels has buses with names of persons associated with the police and democracy in some way. The trailer also hints at beef politics, moral policing and communal tensions present in the country.

Actor Prakash Raj took to Facebook to release the trailer of the film. Stating that the film is an "engrossing, seeking, questioning film," he launched the YouTube link of the trailer on his post.  

Apart from the lead actors, Aabhasam's star cast also includes ace actors Indrans, Mammukoya, Nassar, and Alencier Ley Lopez. The film is written and directed by Jubith Namradath, who is making his directorial debut with the project.

Dev has composed the background score and Oorali has scored the music for the soundtrack. Prasanna S. Kumar has cranked the camera for this movie with Shameer and Muhammed editing it.

In January, the CBFC initially awarded an 'A' certification to the film which was contested by the film's crew. The board also demanded muting of certain dialogues and cuts to the film. The crew members, who were fine with muting, vehemently opposed the cuts, which resulted in the postponement of the release.

Lamenting about it, producer Sanju Unnithan said that the delay in the censor certification means they have to wait for one more year to take part in the film festivals and awards. He has been quoted by the Deccan Chronicle as saying, “We are ready to comply with their demand — to make a few mutes. Still, the movie can’t escape ‘A’ certificate. Some of the claims made at the Censor Board are that the film does not convey any positive message to society and it is all dark. But it is a satire. We won’t accept the certificate and will place a request to review the decision.”

Watch the trailer here: 

(With inputs from Digital Native) 

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