Mazhabi Laddu’ talks about the genesis of religious intolerance and communalism, which is so widespread in the present environment and it does this through the personal narrative of an 8 year old kid. An 8 year old Muslim kid is forbidden by his parents to eat ‘Temple Prasad*’ as it means disobeying Allah (Islamic God). The kid is further warned by his mother, that if one eats the ‘Prasad’, they can die as Allah will punish them for their sin. The kid, unable to discern the logic behind this, made his goat eat the Prasad. He was sure that it would die as the goat too is Muslim, as she belongs to the same household. But when the animal did not die, he realized that the beliefs of his parents were misplaced and the Prasad was harmless. * Prasad is a devotional food offering made to the Hindu deity by devotees.
Mazhabi Laddu leaves its viewers with the powerful message that the people’s religious intolerance and affinity is not a result of their own constructive, logical thinking but is rather irrationally fed into their minds from external sources.