New York Indian Film Festival 2012

May 23-27, 2012
Shagird Thursday, May 24, 2012, 3:30 pm, Theatre 2, Tribeca Cinemas.
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Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia
India 2011, 128 mins. Hindi, English (with English subtitles)
Cast: Nana Pateker, Mohit Ahlawat, Rimi Sen, Zakir Husain, Anurag Kashyap

Synopsis: Shagird is a fast- paced action-packed cop drama that unfolds in the capital city of Delhi amidst the power of paisa and politics. Delhi Police Crime Branch Officer Hanumant Singh (Nana Patekar) - a respected yet feared officer whose tactics and ethics are questionable, mentors Mohit (Mohit Ahlawat) a new junior officer in his team. Their ideologies cross paths when a notorious gangster Bunty Bhaiya (Anurag Kashyap) enters the fray. Together, Hanumant Singh & Bunty Bhaiya work for power hungry politician Rajmani Singh (Zakir Hussain), who rules the state using unfair means and will not let anything or anyone come in his way. In this nexus, who stands right and who stands wrong? Who wears a mask and who comes out a winner forms the rest of the story.

Director's Bio- Tigmanshu Dhulia is a film director and screenwriter. He took his Master's Degree in Theatre at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. He worked as casting director on the film Bandit Queen. He directed his first film, Haasil (2003), a love story set among politicized students in northern India. The film was critically well-received and nominated for several awards (including best directorial debut). During the 90s, Dhulia has directed and produced several television programs including the six-part Krishna's Dream for UK Channel Four. Dhulia's 1999 series Star Bestsellers, a sequence of six 45-minute short stories won him popular recognition. His other well-known films include Paan Singh Tomar and Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.


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