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HAMID

Aijaz Khan
India | 2018 | 108 min | Hindi, Urdu | Director Attending
6 pm, 4 Nov, Hermann Gmeiner Auditorium

HAMID
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SYNOPSIS

In this sensitive, Kashmir-set drama, eight-year-old Hamid’s father has gone missing and his mother, Ishrat, has turned her back on the world. Neglected and lonely, with a heart searching for answers, Hamid gazes at the stars in the hope of meeting his father, who Ishrat says has gone to Allah. One day a teacher tells Hamid that the number 786 is God’s number. Using his father’s old mobile phone, he tries dialling it in different combinations and eventually connects to a man he is convinced is the Almighty. On the other end of the line is Abhay, a hard-knuckled Central Reserve Police Force soldier who is living with the accusation that he killed a Kashmiri boy by mistake. Abhay proceeds to humour Hamid and the pair unknowingly and unintentionally change each other’s worlds for the better.

DIRECTOR

  • Aijaz Khan

    Aijaz Khan

    Aijaz Khan worked in advertising for over a decade, during which time he directed more than 350 ads. His debut feature, The White Elephant (2009), premiered at the International Film Festival of India and travelled to several festivals overseas. His second film, Baankey Ki Crazy Baraat (2015), was a commercial success. Commenting on his location and casting decisions for Hamid, Aizaj says, “The Kashmiri people are virtually anonymous in the telling of their own stories. We decided to keep the setting as real and authentic as possible by shooting the film in Kashmir with local actors.’ He adds, “We went a step further by shooting in an actual Central Reserve Police Force camp with CRPF soldiers. This would engage the audience immediately and draw them to Hamid’s small world.”

Credits

Director by - Aijaz Khan
Story by - Ravinder Randhawa & Aijaz Khan
Adapted from a Play by - Mohd. Amin Bhat
Screenplay by - Ravinder Randhawa
Dialogues by - Ravinder Randhawa & Sumit Saxena
Produced by - Vikram Mehra & Siddharth Anand Kumar
Executive Produced by - Gaurav Sharma, Sahil Sharma, Shoaib Lokhandwala, Nitin Nair, Bharat Pandit, & Fauzia Khan
Line Producer - Vinod Prakash
Director Of Photography - John Wilmor
Edited By -Afzal S.Shaikh
Sound Designer - Dushmanta Sahoo
Costume Designer - Manish Tiwari
Production Designer - Mohd. Sikandar S. Ahmad & Mohd. Shamim Khan
Music Composer - Andrew T Mackay
Casting Director - Shoaib Lokhandwala

FILM FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2018