Burqa is a 2023 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by Sarjun KM. It stars Kalaiyarasan and Mirnaa Menon in the lead roles. The movie was premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival and was nominated under Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
Burqa, is set against the backdrop of a Muslim ritual that revolves around 21-year-old recently widowed Najma (Mirnaa), who meets an injured stranger, Surya (Kalaiyarasan), under unlikely circumstances. Najma, who is a nurse by education, was married two months ago through arranged marriage. Her husband is a nice man who warms up to her and they start to like each other. They plan for their honeymoon to consummate their wedding, but the husband dies in a road accident. She is put in a mourning period for 3 months where she should not meet any other man. On a night in the second week of the mourning period, she is alone in her house when an injured man Surya knocks on her door. Grudgingly she tends to him and realizes that he is a goon for a Hindu fanatic party. She refuses to show her face to him, and Surya is forced to stay in for two days due to curfew outside. They have a long discussion about religion, gender and equality.
Directed by Sarjun KM
Screenplay by Anusuya Vasudevan
Starring Kalaiyarasan, Mirnaa Menon
Edited by B Pravin Baaskar
Music by Sivatmikha
Distributed by Aha Tamil
Release date 7 April 2023
Running time 82 minutes