Interview with ‘Nayattu’ Screenwriter Shahi Kabir

In the 2021 Netflix movie Nayattu  -- an Indian film in the Malayalam language -- the lives of three city police officers take a drastic turn when an individual from a minority community gets killed. The thrilling storyline explores the political consciousness of citizens who are urged to believe in the sanctity of the government, and to accept its actions and policies without question. Written by Shahi Kabir and directed by Martin Prakkat, Nayattu makes an unequivocal and uncompromised statement in its criticism of how the state misuses its power for electoral politics. Within India's present sociopolitical situation, the film stands out for its unflinching representation of how media narratives affect the reputations of innocent p
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