In Sajin Baabu's third Malayalam outing, Biriyaani (Flavours of Flesh), the camera enters the bedroom and pokes at power relations at the most intimate levels of women's experience. It steps out, unrelenting and unapologetic, and lays bare hallowed social structures — marriage, religion, law, media — as they reduce the marginalised to a pound of flesh. At the centre of this vortex stands Kani Kusruti's Khadeeja. Register Now. It’s Free. Register to continue reading this story for free. Sign In if already a registered user. Email / Mobile: Continue OR Continue with Facebook Continue with Google Already a member? Sign in The history of sexuality is one of class struggle. Khadeeja is born into poverty, to a mentally challenged fisherwoman (played by theatre actor Shailaja Jala). She's stuck in a loveless marriage with an older man, for whom she's a mere body — not a Foucauldian "docile" body though. As news breaks of her brother joining the Islamic State (IS), she is hounded by the police, socially ostracised, loses her son, house and marriage. If meat/flesh expresses love (albeit dark) in Bhaskar Hazarika's Assamese film Aamis (2019; on Moviesaints), it serves revenge in Biriyaani. Letting her eyes do the talking,… Read full this story
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