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OTTplay Lost & Found: Shahid - This lesser-known gem by Hansal Mehta completes 8 years today

Shahid is a 2013 biopic on the life of human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010. Directed by Hansal Mehta and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and UTV Spotboy, the film is headlined by Rajkummar Rao who plays the eponymous lawyer who invested his life for the lesser-privileged and stood up for those who had been wronged.

  • Nikhil Kumar

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 06.46 AM, Jan 11, 2022

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Hey there welcome to the podcast OTTplay Lost and Found, one show that talks about critically acclaimed films but lesser-known more like an underrated gem. I'm your host Nikhil for today, and the film in the spotlight is Shahid, stay locked. 

 Shahid is a 2013 biopic on the life of human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010. Directed by Hansal Mehta and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and UTV Spotboy, the film is headlined by Rajkummar Rao who plays the eponymous lawyer who invested his life for the lesser-privileged and stood up for those who had been wronged. This underrated gem won two National Awards (Best Actor and Best Director) and is a compelling account of a man who served selflessly for those who had been failed by the legal system. The film borrows from real events and also depicts the fate of those who’re routinely profiled on account of their faith and wrongly accused of being involved in acts of terror. That many of them happen to belong to modest homes and don’t have means to afford a counsel to defend themselves, makes them even more vulnerable to the system and this film elaborately depicts their predicament. Shahid is a heart-breaking and gut-wrenching watch but it’s also an unfiltered account of those who’re routinely rounded up and accused of crimes they’ve not committed. If you haven't watched Shahid yet, it's streaming on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, SonyLIV and Youtube. 

Alright, folks that about the film Shahid today on OTTplay Lost and Found, I shall be back again tomorrow with a brand new critically acclaimed film but lesser-known, this is your host Nikhil signing off for now. 

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