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Shahid (2012)

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The account of Human Rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, an ordinary citizen with an extraordinary commitment to justice.

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Hansal Mehta
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajkummar Rao ... Shahid Azmi (as Raj Kumar Yadav)
Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub ... Arif
Baljinder Kaur Baljinder Kaur ... Ammi
Tigmanshu Dhulia ... Maqbool Menon
Kay Kay Menon ... War saab
Vipin Sharma ... Prosecutor More
Shalini Vatsa ... Prosecutor Tambe
Vinod Rawat Vinod Rawat ... Rafique
Suvinder Pal Suvinder Pal ... Commander at camp
Pawan Kumar Pawan Kumar ... Zaheer Sheikh
Vivek Ghamande Vivek Ghamande ... Fahim Khan
Paritosh Sand Paritosh Sand ... Judge
Prabal Panjabi ... Omar Sheikh
Yusuf Husain ... Professor Saxena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Chhabra
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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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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

18 October 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Шахид See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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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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Gripping, simple and Real!
20 October 2013 | by vikas-menghwaniSee all my reviews

The movie follows the life of the controversial criminal lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was murdered a few years ago. It highlights the hypocrisy of our legal system, without trying too hard. The best things about the movie are the cast, the setting and the dialogues. The movie shows couple of court room trials - and they were never anyway close to what we have seen before. I never thought that the court trials (for serious crimes also) can be so funny - and after watching the movie I now know that in reality that is how they are. The dialogues are amazingly real and simple. I understand that the movie has been shot without studio lights and any special direction efforts - it was quite evident and it felt good.

Rajkumar Yadav - playing Shahid is superbly convincing, and so is every other character. Biopics are rare in Bollywood, specially of the ones related to sensitive issues. This is stands out and will set a high benchmark! Respect!


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