Film FestivalMajid Majidi's controversial film 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God
' will be screened at the festival.Tnm StaffMajid Majidi/ Hamed Malekpour, Tasnim News Agency/ Wikimedia Commons
/ CCBYSA4.0Director of Children of Heaven, Majid Majidi
, will be the jury chairman of this year’s International Film Festival of Kerala. The renowned Iranian filmmaker will be heading the jury for the international competition category. His controversial film Muhammad: The Messenger of God
will also be screened at the festival. The film that released in 2015 is about the childhood of Prophet Muhammad, and is also the biggest budget production in Iranian cinema. The film met with criticism from Arab countries which called for its ban. Even Ar Rahman, who composed the music for this film, has faced criticism in India. But Majid Majidi said in an interview that the ban was called for by Saudi authorities and religious scholars who had not watched the film.