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Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 18 October 2013 (India)
The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Shahid Azmi (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Prabhleen Sandhu ...
Mariam
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Arif
Baljinder Kaur ...
Ammi
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Maqbool Menon
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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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Storyline

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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Rajkummar Rao received a national award (Best Actor) for this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the trial of Zaheer, Shahid refers to the prosecution lawyer as "Mr. Sharma", instead of "Mr. More". This is the name of the actor (Vipin Sharma) and the name of his character is "Mr. More". See more »

Quotes

Shahid: Zaheer has been in jail for the last 2.5 years. His bail plea has been rejected over 10 times. The police have been unable to get any substantial evidence against him in this period.
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Crazy Credits

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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Hansal Mehta's film on the real-life slain lawyer Shahid Azmi is fearless work
18 October 2013 | by (Sydney) – See all my reviews

Shahid is a must-see film with an absolutely impeccable sub text that can be read as an urgent warning against the politics of isolation practiced by many political parties.

watched the movie last night and thought this is one of the best movie i have seen in a long time.... a true story of a person fighting for truth.... a must watch for sure..... just amazing to see there are people like this in this world who would dedicate their life for justice and in their quest they will stop at nothing..... my salute to shahid azmi about i did not know before i saw this movie.... salute to hansal mehta for daring to make this movie..... a good quote made by the movie reviewer

"Shahid deserves more than just a standing ovation. It deserves accolades for standing up to be counted and narrating the kind of story that is usually buried under mainstream media cacophony.

The fact that Shahid has got to a multiplex near you should also be applauded and made the most of. Go and watch the film – it is one of the most important films to come out of Mumbai in a long, long time" Best tribute to Shahid Azmi by Hansal Mehta, very inspirational true life story.


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