Come March 29, Ullu, a popular streaming platform, is all set to engage you with yet another series, Halala, showcasing the issues stemming post Triple Talaq faced by women in the Muslim communities. Halala is presented by Ullu, helmed by Producer-Filmmaker-Entrepreneur Vibhu Agarwal, in association with Falguni Shah’s Dreamzz Images Studio and is directed by Deepak Pandey. Lalit Pandit graced the unveiling as the Chief Guest amongst actors Eijaz Khan, Shafaq Naaz, Deepika Singh, Yatin Karyekar, Prithvi Zutshi, Ravi Bhatia, Rushad Rana, Presenters Vibhu Agarwal and Falguni Shah and Director Deepak Pandey.
After Ishq Subhan Allah turning out to be one of the most popular television shows, Phir Usi Mod Par, Code Blue and a new wave of nationally and internationally acclaimed films and series throwing light on the plight of Muslim women in the country, around Asia, also including the Muslim dominated regions, Halala showcases the issues arising after a Muslim woman has been given Triple Talaq. After the pronouncement of talaq thrice, the woman is deemed haram i.e. unlawful, and is therefore prohibited for the husband. And not just this, the barbarous practice of Nikah Halala is an Islamic Law requiring a woman to marry and sleep with another man in order to return to her first husband!
Revolving around a couple’s compromise on love, a fearless woman’s journey and the fight within her and the society, Halala’s casting was an intricate process that concluded with veteran and the young talent alike, all set to portray their acting skills, all over again, on the new medium and thriving platform. Ullu’s Halala has a stellar cast of Deepika Singh of Diya Aur Bati Hum fame, Ravi Bhatia known for his stint in Jodha Akbar, Chidia Ghar’s Shafaq Naaz and Eijaz Khan of Yeh Moh Moh Ke Dhaagey fame. Saving the best for the last, Ullu’s Halala has the popular and talented actress-dancer Neelima Azeem who essays the role of a mother in the show, Shafaq is set to play the show’s lead while Ravi and Eijaz will play her husbands and Deepika will portray the role of a lawyer in the awaited series.
Having a nominal subscription fee of just Rs. 36 for an entire year, Ullu allows its customers to watch a wide variety of web-series, movies and exclusive Ullu shows. Be it drama, horror, suspense, thriller or comedy, Ullu has it all! Allowing the users to access great original and syndicated content, round the clock and wherever they may be located, Ullu’s exclusive content library comprises of original features, shorts and documentaries, multi-lingual content, songs, audio listings et al. Letting its users to download their video content to experience on-the-go without an internet connection, the Ullu application is available on iOS on the App Store and Android on the Google Play Store.