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An account of slain Human Rights lawyer Shahid Basheer, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajkummar Rao ...
Shahid Azmi (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Prabhleen Sandhu ...
Mariam
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ...
Arif
Baljinder Kaur ...
Ammi
Tigmanshu Dhulia ...
Maqbool Menon
Kay Kay Menon ...
War saab
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Prosecutor More
Shalini Vatsa ...
Prosecutor Tambe
Vinod Rawat ...
Rafique
Suvinder Pal ...
Commander at camp
Pawan Kumar ...
Zaheer Sheikh
Vivek Ghamande ...
Fahim Khan
Paritosh Sand ...
Judge
Prabal Panjabi ...
Omar Sheikh
Yusuf Husain ...
Professor Saxena
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Shahid traces the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi. From attempting to become a terrorist to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law to becoming a criminal lawyer Shahid traces the inspiring personal journey of a boy who became an unlikely messiah for human rights while following the rise of communal violence in India. This story of an impoverished Muslim struggling to come to terms with injustice, inequality and rising above his circumstances is an inspiring testament to the human spirit. Written by Anonymous

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Based On The Life Of One Of The Most Controversial Figures Of Our Time.

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Zaheer Sheikh: It's been over 18 months. I'm beaten up every day. Every day I'm treated like a fleabag. No value for human rights here. You visited my house?
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After the end credits, a 13-minute sequence shows the training session of Shahid Azmi, which was edited out to tighten the story. See more »

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Untold saga of a brave person, who fought and died for justice
18 October 2013 | by (Mumbai, India) – See all my reviews

Hats off to Director Mr. Hansal Mehta, who had chosen this story to be told and the senior actors, who had given priority of subject above remuneration and length of roles otherwise this low budget movie could not have accommodated them and without good actors there were chances of movie going misinterpreted. I salute all the actors for their support to this movie. Respect for all them has been increased in my core of heart. Director Mr. Hansal Mehta approach towards subject is very balanced. He never tried to make the subject sensational by unnecessary pressing the hurting nerves. He has shown the things only for the need of story. Writer, Sameer Gautem Singh and co writer Apurva Asrani work is impressive. I believe there are only two religions in this universe are by virtue, one is good and other is bad. These two religions of good and bad community do exist within every religion. Our by birth religions are taught and learned. Prejudice about any religion is not good. Performance wise Rajkumar as Shahid is simply adorable. Very soon, you start believing that he is Shahid only. Prabhleen Sandhu as Mariam is very good. Md Zeeshan Ayub as Arif is very balanced. Tigmanshu Dhulia, K.K.Menon, Vipin Sharma all are fantastic actors and done the full justification to the characters. Baljinder Kaur as Ammi is good enough.


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