SHAHID

Celebration of Indian Cinema
India / 2012 / Hindi dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / DCP / 126 minutes

Synopsis

Against the backdrop of communal violence that was unleashed in Mumbai in 1993 we see a remarkable tale unfold. From attempting to become a terrorist to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law and becoming a criminal lawyer, SHAHID traces the inspiring personal journey of a Shahid Azmi, who became an unlikely messiah for human rights while following the rise of communal violence in India. Based on a true life story, SHAHID is about an impoverished Muslim struggling to come to terms with injustice, inequality and rising above his circumstances and is a powerful testament to the human spirit that lingers and raises questions beyond the boundaries of fiction.

Genre

Biography, Drama

Cast & Credits

18+

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