Yoodlee Films’ award-winning film ‘Hamid’ which has impressed audiences and critics alike and has won many accolades across film festivals in India and abroad, will now get its official Indian theatrical release on March 1st, 2019.
‘Hamid’ premiered globally at the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star in October 2018. Directed by Aijaz Khan ‘Hamid’ won hearts of viewers with its simple and refreshing take on the Kashmir problem and became one of the top films to watch out for year 2019.
As the release date draws closer, Director Aijaz Khan says, “It’s a great feeling when you know that your labour of love will be finally be showcased to the entire nation. I’m excited and nervous in equal measures. This is an important story that needs to be told, and after traveling to different parts of the world, I hope this film continues to touch the hearts of the audiences all over, as it has been doing in its festival screenings.”
Siddharth Anand Kumar VP – Films and TV Saregama India and Producer at Yoodlee Films says, “‘Hamid essentially is a film on the search for hope and solace through the lives of two dramatically displaced individuals. The fact that this is juxtaposed against the complicated geographical ramifications of Kashmir, makes for a sensitive and gripping tale. The response we have got at various prestigious film festivals has been overwhelming and we are imbued with a new confidence to showcase the film to a wider audience. Engaging relevant content for a discerning audience is the cornerstone of Yoodlee Films, and Hamid is a true testimony to that”
‘Hamid’ directed by Aijaz Khan is a sensitive portrayal of the fragility of the human condition in the conflict-ridden topography of Kashmir. An eight-year-old Hamid is in search of his missing father, who his mother says has gone to Allah. The number 786, Hamid learns, is God’s number and he decides to try and reach out to Him. Using his father’s old mobile phone, after various combinations, he ﬁnally manages to connect to Abhay, a hard-knuckled CRPF Jawaan, who he believes, is the God he is looking for. Hamid and Abhay – torn apart by politics and bound by a sense of loss, unknowingly and unintentionally, find a way to complete each other’s life, against the rampant violence in Kashmir.
The film stars a young kashmiri boy Talha Arshad Reshi who plays Hamid along with other powerful and talented actors like Rasika Duggal, Vikas Kumar and Sumit Kaul.
‘Hamid’ recently bagged two prestigious awards at the fifth edition of the Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF) held in Jaipur for the Best Actor won by Rasika Dugal and the Best Director won by Aijaz Khan.