Baba Azmi’s directorial debut Mee Raqsam to release on Zee5

On late poet Kaifi Azmi’s birth centenary, son and cinematographer, Baba Azmi, screened his first directorial work, Mee Raqsam, a Hindi feature film. The screening was attended by Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao, Madhuri Dixit and husband Sriram Nene, Urmila Matondkar, Vidya Balan, designer Manish Malhotra and many others. Javed Akhtar’s son Farhan Akhtar arrived with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar. Farhan took to Twitter and shared the poster of the film and the announcement that the film will release on August 21 on Zee5.

Check out the tweet here:

The story of the film revolves around a father-daughter relationship, which is said to be inspired by the relationship Shabana Azmi shared with her father, the celebrated poet Kaifi Azmi. The narrative is about how a father encourages his daughter to pursue dance in a conservative society.

Naseeruddin Shah plays an important role in the film. Danish Husain plays the father while the daughter’s role is essayed by 14-year-old Aditi Sharma from Mijwan. The film has been shot in Mizwan, the late poet’s hometown.


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