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Impact Factor(JCC): 2.1783 - This article can be downloaded from www.impactjournals.us IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (IMPACT: IJRHAL) ISSN(P): 2347-4564; ISSN(E): 2321-8878 Vol. 4, Issue 11, Nov 2016, 103-106 © Impact Journals MARRY HIM, THEN MARRY ME: NIKAH HALALA AND MALAYALAM MOVIES AMEERA V. U Assistant Professor, Department of English, MES Ponnani College, Ponnani South, Malappuram, Kerala, India ABSTRACT Patriarchy tries to perpetuate inequality undergone by women from time to time and religion always lends a hand to it in accomplishing its intention. Sacred stances function as patriarchal tenets that become instrumental in the female subordination. Patriarchy reshapes and reinterprets religion which favors its ascendancy. Male dominated society uses religion as a tool to control and bully the women. The paper tries to analyze the representation in Malayalam movies of a practice called nikah halala according to which a couple who und...