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Boot Polish (2007)

A shoeshine boy on the dusty streets of Lahore dreams of rescuing a beautiful courtesan. Boot Polish is a film about dreams... See full synopsis »

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3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Sher Ali ...
Police Officer
Hassena Bibi ...
Madam 1
Nasheele Bibi ...
Barbar's Mother
Shaban Bibi ...
Madam 2
Mohammad Haroon ...
Mohammad Haroon as The Man
Chutki Naseer ...
Babar
Preeya ...
Lalita
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A shoeshine boy on the dusty streets of Lahore dreams of rescuing a beautiful courtesan. Boot Polish is a film about dreams... See full synopsis »

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16 May 2007 (France)  »

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£18,000 (estimated)
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Surely Boot Polish has to win the BAFTA 2008
11 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom Lewisham) – See all my reviews

Surely Boot Polish has to win the BAFTA its cinema at the highest level. It's a different type of film, very unique in style and content.

Boot Polish is a brilliant example for making shorts for Cinema. And the director and his cinematographer created a wonderful job making this film.

The film won BEST cinematography at the BFM Awards. The cinematography really is truly spectacular.

First of all, there is no real dialogue between the characters and yet it's emotional, beautiful and fascinating, I really enjoyed knowing these characters. I also agree that some of the scenes were very emotional and my girlfriend was on nearly in tears.

Secondly it showed real insight into poverty, Indian culture & the music was fantastic.

Third point, the film does not divulge into a lot of the plot, you will notice that when you see the film. The boy's performance was fantastic It's a cinematic piece of art. The entire team should praise themselves and I do hope they make more films in the future. I also agree with the comments Boot Polish needs to be made into a feature film.

I congratulate the director and his team in making Boot Polish with such a small budget of 18k. Everyone at BFM was in total admiration for the production team.

Well done a fantastic 10 – 10 And I'm not following the crowd with my points, you really have to watch Boot Polish at the Cinema and I promise you, you will also give it a perfect 10.


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