Synopsis: Shahid traces the true story of slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi. From attempting to become a terrorist to being wrongly imprisoned under a draconian anti-terrorism law to becoming a criminal lawyer 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. This story of an impoverished Muslim struggling to come to terms with injustice, inequality and rising above his circumstances is an inspiring testament to the human spirit.
Director(s): Hansal Mehta
Production: UTV
  9 wins & 7 nominations.
129 min

Come in.

What was so urgent?

Inder, get some water.

You could have come in the morning?




What does it mean?

I don't understand English well.

By showing me injustice..

..God taught me about justice.

By inflicting pain and suffering..

..He gave me the courage to fight.

He taught me to help the helpless

A criminal has no religion.

Eventually both the killer

and his victim are human.


Did I say too much?

Never forget this

(Voice on walkie-talkie)

Come in. Kill "those" bastards.

I haven't had any sleep.

Kill the bastards.

Mother, where's my shirt?

It's right there

I can't find it

look carefully, son

Press it like this

and take it out this way.

Done that.

Vvhe re you going?

Shahid, where are you going?


Shahid, where are you going son?

Coming mother


Where is Shahid?

Mother, open the door.

I think it's Shahid.

Please let me in.

Mother, it is Shahid.

Get out of the way.

Why did you go out?

Why did he go out?

Everything's been set ablaze.

They are killing women, children..

They will destroy everything.

Are you alright?

Okay. Be quiet.

Mother, Shahid is back

Shahid, what took you so long son?

We've been waiting

What about your exams?

Are you prepared, son?

Come on, freshen up.

- Let me talk to him.

He just returned from our

village let him freshen up first.

Let him rest for a while.

He has returned after a long time.

Shut up!

I haven't told them where you were.

Shahid, switch off the lights.

I can't sleep.

Just a minute.

Switch it off.

Did we ask you to stay

this long in the village?

Quiet. I have work in the morning.

Now study.

Shahid, what is this?

Switch off the light.

Shut up all of you.

Go to sleep. Stop creating a ruckus.

Shahid, switch off the light.

Just a little while longer.

- Shahid, do it now.

Go to sleep!

Driving me insane.

Just shut up and come with us.

- I've done nothing sir. Honestly

My son has done nothing, sir.

He has a job.

What do you need to know from him?

We just want to question him.

Get out of the way

Shahid, they are taking

your brother away.

Who the hell are you nov

Shahid, move aside.

You are Shahid?

Leave that guy.

Take this one in. He is our man.

He hasn't done anything wrong.

Get in the fucking car!

What are you staring at?

Come on let's go home.

Tell me now motherfucker.

Sit straight and stop crying.

3 terrorists.

You don't recognize them?


Did a cat get your tongue?

What about him?

Don't you recognize him?

I've done nothing, sir. I swear.

We found your phone number..

..In his fucking diary.

How does he have your number?

Why not ask him, sir.

I've done nothing.

Shall I go to his grave to ask him?

You fucking liar!

You thick skinned pig!


I'll piss on your face.

I swear I've done nothing sir

Sir, I am Arif.

Sit down, why are you standing?

Sir, actually I wanted a meeting

With whom? - With Shahid. My brother

Stand up.

Can't you hear me? Stand up.

He is no longer your brother.

He's now an enemy of the country.

Do you know what the

anti-terrorism act is?

Sir, I went to Arthur Road jail.

F*ck Arthur Road jail!

Where have you come from?

Where do you live?

Sir, Bombay.

It's almost 6.

Take the next train to Bombay.

Come back in another 6 months

6 months? I've been coming everyday..

.. For several weeks

without an answer.

Are you doing us

a favor by coming here?

We didn't tell your brother

to join the terrorists.

Sir, he is not a terrorist...

Don't show off by

speaking in English.

If I speak English

you'll choke on your balls.

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