Shahid (2013)

Shahid is based on a true story of a slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was was killed in 2010 by unidentified assailants in his office. From attempting to become a terrorist, to being wrongly imprisoned under a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 18, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 2, 2013
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Mr. Mehta has done something difficult. He has made a film of conviction that's neither plodding nor preachy.

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Brandon Judell

The film, which apparently was made by Mehta to battle growing negative allegations against the late Shahid, includes numerous fictionalized moments. Solidly acted by all, Shahid would no doubt have benefited from a more documentary feel.

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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

Thankfully, the director doesn't over-dramatize events. He uses a restrained, subtle narrative to tell the audiences Shahid's story, rarely judging his motives or intentions.

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Simon Foster

Mehta's drama establishes strong humanistic qualities and a deeply personal protagonist before launching into the courtroom fireworks.

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familiar stranger
Shouldn't have been fictionalized to the extent to give it a biased form. Can't understand how others enjoyed it so much.