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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

Directed by
Aneel Ahmad 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Aneel Ahmad 

Produced by
Aneel Ahmad .... producer
Kelly Broad .... producer
Ford Eleanor .... co-producer
Andrea Farrena .... associate producer
Original Music by
Sohail Salamat 
Cinematography by
Burton Ian 
Younis Nouman 
Film Editing by
Aneel Ahmad 
Bahdresa Ajay 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jemshaid Ashraf .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Tiago Gomes de Sousa .... sound designer (as Tiago de Sousa)
Editorial Department
Neil Parker .... colorist
Ruth Caleb .... very special thanks
Natasha Carlish .... very special thanks
Gerald Kaufman .... very special thanks
Mike Leigh .... very special thanks
Alan Parker .... very special thanks
Ridley Scott .... very special thanks
Ben Spencer .... very special thanks
Quentin Tarantino .... very special thanks
Stewart Till .... very special thanks

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20 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A distinct style of Cinema, by one of Britain's hottest new directors, 16 September 2007
Author: Keira Stella Hebron from United Kingdom Cambridge

A distinct style of Cinema, by one of Britain's hottest new directors Aneel Ahmad, a self taught film director, makes a bold statement with his debut short film Boot Polish, a stark metaphor set in some unspecified time and locations on the Pakistani subcontinent and made in the Punjabi language.

Boot Polish is a bold and tremendously assertive piece of film-making, a short film which thumps such an inspiring step from the outset it is hard to praise that this is a short film created by a novice director of no official film school training.

It's poetic, and genuinely the music demonstrates to be the film's true grabber. It's an honest peace of film-making and looks magnificent on the big screen.

Boot Polish is a really impressive film, Ahmads' vision, and the sheer nerve in the method his film is arranged, and determination to make it with a tiny budget is reminiscent of directors from the golden era of cinema.

Ahmad has all the right trademarks of becoming one of Britain's brightest new film directors and he should continue making projects that are distinctive and sparkle with cinematic intelligence.


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