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The Black Jew - Synopsis

The film ‘The Black Jew’ deals with the Jewish history in Kerala of
2000 years, mixed with the protagonist’s autobiography. The
protagonist shown in the film is Mr.Aaron Eliyahu, a Jew from the
village of Mala. This film reminds one of the strong friendship of the Muslim Beerankunj and the Jew Aaron. It highlights the importance of the demolition of ancient memorials and restructuring new ones on them for the heirs of a new world. Above all, the film sheds light on the impact created by Palestine - Israel conflict on the village of Mala in India. Aaron Eliyahu travels in search of the roots of the Jew tradition of 2000 years in India. Aaron starts his journey for this from the village of Mala. In the midst of his search the news of his death in a motor accident spreads. Independent Israel calls for the
the command of the Jewish chief of Mala, along with the other Jews, Veronica ; the mother of Aaron, entrusts all her property with the Panchayath and she leaves for Israel. Really Aaron was not dead; he was in coma in a hermitage in North India. One night Aron returns to Mala, to his embarrassment , he sees his own house converted into Mala Postal Office and the natives are enjoying his property. The natives and the Panchayth authorities refuse to return the property of Aaron.They have their own justification that this person is not real Aaron, and he is an imposter to grab the property. Aaron has lost his own identity, the rulers and the people isolate him. But the Jew gets help only from his old Muslim friend Beerankunj. Even in court Aaron has no concrete evidence to establish his own identity. He is thrown into street. The film ‘The Black Jew’ reveals the unexpected happenings passing through the three generations of Aaron and Beerankunj

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    1 hour 59 minutes 36 seconds
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    December 31, 2016
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    160,000 USD
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Director Biography - SALIMKUMAR

Salim Kumar (born on 10 October 1969) is a National Award winning Indian film actor and mimic predominantly acting in Malayalam cinema. He is one of the prominent comic actors of the current generation in Malayalam cinema, but has shown his versatility in the drama genre of films, such as Achanurangatha Veedu, Gramophone, Perumazhakkalam and Adaminte Makan Abu.[1]

Salim Kumar's role as Abu in Adaminte Makan Abu won him both the National Award and Kerala State award for Best Actor for the year 2010. Earlier he had won a Kerala State Film Award for the Second Best Actor in 2005 for his role as Samuel in Achanurangatha Veedu. Kumar is the first and currently the only actor to win the three Kerala State film awards for : Best Actor, Second Best Actor and Best Comedian.Salim Kumar was born on 10 October 1969 in North Paravur, as the youngest son of Gangadharan and Kausalya (Both deceased). He once told in an interview that his father was an atheist and a follower of the veteran social reformer Sahodaran Ayyappan, and so that he named him Salim Kumar not to know his religion. He attended the Govt. Lower Primary School, Chittattukara North Paravur and went to high school at the Govt. Boys High School, North Paravur. He completed his Pre-Degree education from Sree Narayana Mangalam College Malyankara, Moothakunnam. He wanted to become a singer at a young age but later took up mimicry. He graduated with a BA from Maharajas College, Ernakulam where he won the University title for Mimicry thrice. He started his stage career at Cochin Kalabhavan. He was also a performer in Comicola, a comedy program on Asianet. For about four years, he was associated with professional drama in Arathi Theatres, Cochin.

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