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Shahid (2012)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 18 October 2013 (India)
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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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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

Both the Hindi language 'Shahid' (2012) from India and 'Hotel Mumbai' (2018), two dramatic theatrical feature films which cover the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, both had their world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with 'Shahid' (2012) debuting in the fest's 'City to City Programme'. The two pictures world premiered at the TIFF about six years apart. 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: Brother, I want to study the law. I've filled the form.
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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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The best film I've watched recently!!!
19 October 2013 | by ragafundoo_37See all my reviews

Saw this film today and couldn't resist coming to IMDb and look at this movie's page.I was shocked to see the 6.7 rating and read the 3 reviews which give 7 stars(hopefully that will change).Now,it could be just that not everyone likes this movie as much as I do.But,when I think about it there is not a single thing about this movie that you can criticize.This movie is as underrated as you can find.Acting by every actor in the film is top-notch.But,the acting of protagonist's mother and Kay Kay Menon are something exceptional.Cinematography is also good compared to other Indian movies.If this movie had a more famous actor like Aamir Khan or Akshay Kumar,I am sure I wouldn't have write this review.Story is both cruel and sweet. If you have not seen it till now and you are reading this then STOP AND WATCH IT NOW.You will not regret this.I know you have read previous two lines in reviews of almost every random movie but I really mean it.Even though I have viewed it only once,I can tell you that this movie will be among my favorite films. A must watch for every Muslim brother in India,Pakistan and Bangladesh. In fact,a must watch for anyone who can understand Hindi.


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