Shahid (2013)

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Review Summary: SHAHID is a brave film. Its gripping story exceptional execution and bravura performances continue...

Average Critic Rating: (3.63)
Cast: Rajkummar Rao , Prabhleen Sandhu , Baljinder Kaur , Vipin Sharma , Shalini Vatsa , Paritosh Sand , Mukesh Chhabra , Pawan Kumar , Vivek Ghamande , Tigmanshu Dhulia , Kay Kay Menon , Prabal Punjabi , Yusuf Hussain , Mushtaq Kak , Vinod Rawat , Sanjay Singh
Director: Hansal Mehta
Release Date: 18 Oct 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 4.0 CR

Plot: The film opens with murder of Shahid Azmi ( Rajkummar Rao ) and goes into flashback to the violence during the Bombay Riots, when Shahid witnesses cold-blooded murders and in anger runs away to Pakistan-administered Kashmir, where he spends a brief period at a militant training camp, but soon returns. Read more

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Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Cast:Rajkumar Yadav, Prabhleen Sandhu, Kay Kay Menon, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Zeeshan AyyubDirector:Hansal Mehta"By subjecting me to injustice, the Lord taught me the importance of fairness. By throwing pain, humiliation, and torture my way, he taught me to be
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
Seven years, seventeen acquittals.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
The fact that Shahid has got to a multiplex near you should also be applauded and made the most of. Go and watch the film – it is one of the most important films to come out of Mumbai in a long, long time.
It needed to have been made
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
SHAHID is a brave film. Its gripping story exceptional execution and bravura performances continue...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Watch this movie if you have the appetite and sense to digest certain gritty, uncomfortable realities
A story based on real-life human-rights and criminal lawyer Shahid Azmi who was slain while defending the wrongly accused by the law in terrorist activities.
Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India
Mehta skillfully captures the Kafkaesque circus of Indian courts, with lawyers arguing, judges attempting to keep order and undertrials languishing in jail. Anupama Chopra writes.
Anupama Chopra,
Shahid Azmi’s life was both fascinating and tragic and Hansal Mehta renders his tale displaying exceptional craft. A taut narrative and commendable performances ensure that the director never loses grip despite a sometimes labored pace.
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
The film never becomes strident. Instead, Mehta quietly exposes the anti-Muslim stance so deeply entrenched at every level of the law-and-order system. Cinematographer Anuj Rakesh Dhawan snakes his camera through tenements, cafes, trains and buses to crea
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 

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Shahid - All Reviews

But Shahid stops short of hero worship and is a fitting tribute to an inspiring figure.
Suhani Singh, India Today
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HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
The best thing about Hansal Mehta’s “Shahid” is that the filmmaker tries to tell a fascinating story. In a way, it is the story of the city of Mumbai — beginning with the riots that followed the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, and leading
Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters India
Aweinspiring!! What a testament to the human spirit.. Can you utter a brilliant attack against the system and the clergy that encourages hypocrisy, cruelty, inflexibility, ignorance and medievalism, provides fodders for thought and asks questions with stark realities and while doing so strike a chord among audiences by giving a piece of art that touches your heart? Makes you think and understand the sweet little message of coexistence without shouting and delivering speech over the top? Can you do this at one go?...
India Glitz
'शाहिद' यह फिल्म एक 32 वर्षीय क्रिमिनल वकील और मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता शाहिद आज़मी की कहानी कहती है जिसे तीन साल पहले  उसके कुर्ला के टैक्सीमेन कॉलोनी स्थित ऑफिस में क़त्ल कर दिया गया था। सबूतों के...
Life is the best teacher. What you make of it depends on whether you choose to learn from it or be victimized by it. Shahid could well have surrendered himself to circumstances created by the society around him. Instead he chose to fight, to be optimistic
Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice
You’ll definitely be compelled to know more about Shahid Azmi once you watch Shahid!
Teena Elizabeth, BookMyShow Rating –3.5 /5
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood 3
Shahid is not just gritty and gripping but also a highly inspirational and emotionally stirring. One of the must watch films of the year.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
On the whole, Shahid is a well-made and well-enacted film but it has very limited appeal. It is basically for the high-gentry audience who frequent high-end multiplexes in the big cities only. It will have to depend almost totally on mouth publicity to ma
Komals Reviews
meaning ‘witness’ and ‘shaheed’ meaning ‘martyr’. Shahid Azmi was both.
Trisha Gupta, First Post
It is not even a biopic, in the strict sense of the word, but what it is, is a portrait of a young man who wanted to do some good, and paid for it with its life.
Nupur Barua, Rate Movies Here
As the year draws to a close, we have before us, the best movie of 2013, Shahid.
Deepti Kanojia, Rate Movies Here
Gritty, raw, gripping and guttural!
IANS Team, Bollywood Life
He is the biggest reason you will love this unusual film.
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
“You are acquitted of all the charges, and the court is extremely sorry for everything you and your family suffered in the 2.
Mohammad Farooq, Rate Movies Here
‘शाहिद’ अक्षय कुमार की फिल्म 'बॉस' के साथ आज एक और फिल्म बॉक्स ऑफिस पर उतरी है 'शाहिद'। इस फिल्म की कहानी वकील और मानवाधिकार कार्यकर्ता रहे शाहिद आजमी की जिंदगी पर आधारित है, जिनकी 32 साल की उम्र...
Do yourself a favour - watch Shahid, you will come out enriched!
Faheem Ruhani, India Today
Indian films are considered to be full of mindless movies thanks to the viewers who are happy to sit in cozy seat to enjoy their popcorn watching dim witted movies like Chennai Express or Boss and that is the reason why movies like Shahid become a rarity.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
Stop right here. `Shahid` is the sort of rare raw unnerving journey into a sociopolitical reality that our cinema needs to undertake regularly but seldom does. Our filmmakers largely veer away from doing films whose redolent realism could ruffle political
Zee News
Directed by Hansal Mehta and Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Shahid is a real-life based movie on the life of a lawyer and human right activist, Shahid Azmi, who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai. As of now we might have witnessed many biographical films on
Aakash Barvalia, Movie Zadda
Shahid is an important story to tell
Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror
Hansal Mehta’s Shahid is one exception to that rule because it chronicles an underappreciated man while still delivering an entertaining movie.
Mihir Fadnavis, First Post