Sufiyum Sujathayum on Amazon Prime, with Aditi Rao Hydari and Dev Mohan: A classy romance that’s too restrained, and keeps us at an arm’s length

Posted on July 7, 2020


The film keeps giving us “touches”. What it doesn’t give us is a sense of the “madness” in this love, which makes it very hard to feel for these lovers.

Spoilers ahead…

The romance begins on a bus. Sufi (Dev Mohan) makes way for Sujatha (Aditi Rao Hydari): as she enters, he rises and moves to the seat behind where he was sitting. She takes his place, and keeps turning back to catch a glimpse of him. He looks at her, too. Two young people, two good-looking people: it’s something like love at first sight. At some point, he gets down and she notices that he’s left behind his jade-coloured rosary. So it isn’t just the romance that begins on the bus, it’s also the hint of divinity that hovers like mist over the movie, named for the couple: Sufiyum Sujathayum. Indeed, the opening words (seen on a black screen, so we don’t miss the text) are: “Her love for him made her the Almighty”.

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