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Shahid (शाहिद) 2013

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BannerBohra Bros, AKFPL Productions
DirectorHansal Mehta
WriterSameer Gautam Singh, Hansal Mehta
ProducerAnurag Kashyap, Sunil Kumar Bohra, Guneet Monga, Shailesh R. Singh
Music DirectorKaran Kulkarni
CinematographyAnuj Dhawan
Film EditingApurva Asrani
Art DirectorRabiul Sarkar
Camera Operator
Assistant Cameramen
Playback SingersVirag Mishra
Character Actor/Actress
Shahid AzmiRajkummar Rao
MariamPrabhleen Sandhu
ArifMohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
AmmiBaljinder Kaur
Maqbool MenonTigmanshu Dhulia
War saabKay Kay Menon
Prosecutor MoreVipin Sharma
Prosecutor TambeShalini Vatsa
RafiqueVinod Rawat
Commander at campSuvinder Pal
Zaheer SheikhPawan Kumar
Fahim KhanVivek Ghamande
JudgeParitosh Sand
Omar SheikhPrabal Panjabi
Professor SaxenaYusuf Husain
Mukesh Chhabra
Rakesh BhaiJayant Gadekar
MariamPrabhleen Sandhu
Tariq AzmiDharmendra Singh
RamanathanAkash Sinha
Young KhalidVaibhav Vishant
The film opens with murder of Shahid Azmi (Rajkummar Rao) and goes into flashback to the violence during the Bombay Riots, when Shahid witnesses cold-blooded murders and in anger runs away to Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where he spends a brief period at a militant training camp, but soon returns. In Mumbai, he is arrested under the TADA, for an alleged conspiracy to assassinate some politicians. He is brutally tortured by police and forced to admit the crime, after which is spends seven years at Tihar Jail in New Delhi. During his stay at Tihar Jail, he's been tried to be brainwashed by Omar Sheikh (Prabal Panjabi). But another fellow jail mate War Saab (K K Menon) inspires him to start his college education. Once he was acquitted of the charges, he went ahead to study law in Mumbai. After receiving his law degree, Shahid works with lawyer Majeed Memon (Tigmanshu Dhulia) for some months, before starting his career as an independent lawyer with the financial support of his elder brother Arif (Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub). During this process he meets Mariam (Prabhleen Sandhu) a Muslim divorcee and marries her. Shahid soon starts picking up cases of Muslims charged under the POTA. He fights many cases pro bono in consultation with NGOs. Shahid gets his first major success as a defense lawyer, when Arif Paanwala, who was arrested under POTA in 2002 Mumbai bus bombing, was acquitted due to lack of evidence by the court. Shahid then represents the accused in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul, the 2006 Malegaon bombings case. He then got criticized for supporting terrorists and started getting threatening calls due to which his family life also gets disturbed. On one occasion Shahid's face is blackened by assailants outside the court room. While defending Faheem Ansari in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case, he gets shot by four armed gunmen in his own office and dies on the spot. Later, Ansari is shown to be acquitted of all the charges by the Supreme Court of India due to lack of evidence.
Release Date18-October-2013
Budget₹8 million (US$130,000)
Revenue₹40 million (US$670,000) 
Apsara Film Producers Guild Awards (2014):
Special Awards:
1st KA Abbas Honor for Film with Outstanding Social Sensitivity in 2013 - Hansal Mehta (director), UTV Spotboy, Bohra Bros Productions
Apsara Award:
Best Story - Sameer Gautam Singh, Hansal Mehta
Best Actor - Rajkummar Rao
Best Female Debut - Prabhleen Sandhu

Bombay International Film Festival (2012):
India Gold Silver Gateway:
Hansal Mehta

Filmfare Awards (2014):
Critics' Awards:
Best Actor - Rajkummar Rao
Technical Award:
Best Dialogue - Sameer Gautam Singh

National Film Awards, India (2014):
Golden Lotus Award:
Best Direction - Hansal Mehta
Silver Lotus Award:
Best Actor - Rajkummar Rao

New York Indo-American Arts Council Film Festival (2013):
Festival Award:
Best Director - Hansal Mehta (director), Bohra Bros Production Pvt.

Screen Weekly Awards (2014):
Best Screenplay - Sameer Gautam Singh, Hansal Mehta, Apurva Asrani
Best Dialogue - Sameer Gautam Singh
Best Story - Sameer Gautam Singh, Hansal Mehta
Best Director - Hansal Mehta (director), UTV Spotboy, Bohra Bros Productions
Best Actor - Rajkummar Rao (actor), UTV Spotboy, Bohra Bros Productions

Zee Cine Awards (2014):
Critics Choice Award:
Zee Anmol Award - Hansal Mehta (director), UTV Spotboy, Bohra Bros Productions

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