Shahid (2013)

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Shahid is based on a true story of a slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was was killed in 2010 by unidentified assailants in his office. From attempting to become a terrorist, to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law, to becoming a champion of human rights (particularly of the Muslim minorities in India), 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.(c) UTV
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Drama
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Cast

Tigmanshu Dhulia
as Maqbool Menon
Prabal Panjabi
as Omar Sheikh
KK Menon
as War saab
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Critic Reviews for Shahid

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Mr. Mehta has done something difficult. He has made a film of conviction that's neither plodding nor preachy.

Full Review… | October 21, 2013
New York Times
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Mehta's drama establishes strong humanistic qualities and a deeply personal protagonist before launching into the courtroom fireworks.

Full Review… | October 23, 2013
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The film, which apparently was made by Mehta to battle growing negative allegations against the late Shahid, includes numerous fictionalized moments. Solidly acted by all, Shahid would no doubt have benefited from a more documentary feel.

Full Review… | May 22, 2013
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Shouldn't have been fictionalized to the extent to give it a biased form. Can't understand how others enjoyed it so much.

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