Byari (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Theatrical release poster
Directed by K. P. Suveeran
Produced by T. H. Althaf Hussain
Screenplay by Suveeran
Starring Mallika
Althaf Hussain
Music by Viswajith
Cinematography Muralikrishnan
Edited by S. Manaohar
Thanneer Films
Release date
  • 9 June 2011 (2011-06-09) (Mangalore)
Running time
100 minutes
Country IndiaIndia
Language Beary
Budget 7 million (US$110,000)[2]

Byari is a 2011 Indian film in Beary language directed by Suveeran. It is the first feature film to be made in this language. The film was screened at various film festivals where it won rave reviews. It released in theatres in Dakshin Kannada region on 9 June 2011.

Byari won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film while Malayalam actress Mallika got a special mention from the National Film Award jury for her performance in the film.


The film depicts the culture, tradition and language of the Byari community. It highlights strict laws and regulations of marriage in the community, pros and cons of divorce in Islam and how it affects the women. The film, which is based on issues connected with Iddat (marriage) and Talaq (divorce) in Islam, tries to bring such problems to the notice of Islamic law-makers. It was on the same day as she gets her first periods that Nadira's (Mallika) marriage is fixed. On that very disturbing day, it is to her childhood pal that she shares her concerns. Her husband who is thrice her age, despite the customs and traditions, loves her to the core. However, as she continues her content married life with her child, she gets divorced because of a dispute between her husband and her father.

Nadira is made to spend her life at her father’s place devoid of any contact with the outside world. In the mean time, her husband takes the child away. Eventually bypassing many hurdles, it turns out that Nadira can spend her life with her husband yet again. However, for that as per the dictates of the law, she must marry and divorce some other man.



The film was Directed by Suveeran and produced by T.H. Althaf Hussain under the banner of Thanneer films. The shooting of the film took place in Dakshin Kannada districts like Suratkal, Jokatte, Bajpe, Thokottu and parts of Kerala.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]


2012: SAARC film Bronze Award – (From Sreelanka)

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