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Hamid

Hamid’s (8) father has gone missing. His mother has turned indifferent towards Hamid and the entire world after the incident. Neglected and lonely, with a heart searching for answers, Hamid star gazes in the hope of meeting his father.

Language
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
Runtime
108
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • India
Casts
Talha Arsha Reshi, Vikas Kumar, Rasika Dugal, Sumit Kaul, Bashir Lone
Production Company
Yoodlee Films
Premier Status
Regional premiere

Crew List

Director
Aijaz Khan
Screenwriter
Ravinder Randhawa
DOP / Camera
John Wilmor
Editor
Afzal S. Shaikh
Music
Andrew T. Mackay
Sound
Subhash Sahoo
Production Designer
Sikandar Ahmad
Production Designer
Shamim Khan
Producer
Siddharth Anand Kumar
Producer
Vikram Mehra

Festivals / Awards

2018: Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), best director and best actor

Director/s

Aijaz Khan
Aijaz Khan
Profile

Photos

Film Critic

Lost dream

Manouchehr Dinparast
Manouchehr Dinparast

Hamid is a dramatic film with anti-war theme set in one of the world’s most troubled and militarized zones, Kashmir. Hamid’s father has gone missing, and his mother tells him his father is with Allah. In fact, his father is killed by the Indian forces. Ever since the incident, the mother and the entire world turn indifferent towards Hamid. Neglected and lonely, with a heart searching for answers, Hamid starts to gazes in the hope of meeting his father. Eight year-old Hamid, who is Pakistani, learns that 786 is God’s number and decides to try and reach out to God, by dialing this number, because he wants to talk to his father. One fine day the phone call is answered by an Indian CRPF Jawan, who pretends to be God and plays along, and an interesting friendship ensues. The film captures Kashmir like no other film has before. It captures the broken beauty of its by lanes and crumbling hills, the sadness and the hopes of Kashmiris, which we haven’t seen before. It humanizes the entire valley and lays bare brutal truths. The movie portrays the Pakistani people in Jammu and Kashmir as victims and depicts the Indian as invaders, an indication of the political orientation of the director.


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