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Saeed Akhtar Mirza

“I quit filmmaking after making Naseem in 1995 because I was sad with the death of poetry in our country at that time. And this show does not mean that I am back in the business because I can't see myself engaging with the medium again.”

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    NASEEM

    Saeed Akhtar Mirza India, 1995

    The delicate relationship between a teenage Muslim girl and her ailing grandfather reveals the melancholic story of an increasingly volatile fabric of Indian society. A deep sense of foreboding comes alive in this brave political film set against the backdrop of communal conflict in Mumbai of 1992.

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    SALIM LANGDE PE MAT RO

    Saeed Akhtar Mirza India, 1989

    Set in a ghetto of Mumbai, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro is a fearlessly honest portrayal of the economic disparity and socio-cultural deprivation that defines the existence and lives of people living there. One of rare films addressing the complex predicaments of urban Muslims in India.

    ARVIND DESAI KI AJEEB DASTAAN

    Saeed Akhtar Mirza India, 1978

    The chaotic, bustling underbelly of Mumbai comes alive in this compelling drama about the existential crisis of a young privileged man. Through the ambiguous idealism of its confused protagonist, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastan reflects on social injustice and class divide in urban India.

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