The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne is back and it runs from the 1st to the 11th of May 2014. This year’s festival goes beyond the traditional song and dance of Bollywood cinema to bring us a taste of contemporary Indian film. One of such films is the much acclaimed, Shahid.
Premiering at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, Shahid is a Hindi film that tells the true story of Indian human rights lawyer, Shahid Azmi, who represented the accused in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings, the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul, and the 2006 Malegaon bombings. Consequently, he was criticised and threatened for supporting terrorists. Shahid was later assassinated in 2010 while representing Fahim Ansari, one of the accused allegedly involved in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Do not miss this opportunity to catch this award winning biopic at this year’s Melbourne Indian Film Festival! Shahid screens at 6pm, Tuesday 6 May at HOYTS Melbourne Central. The APYO is giving away a pair of tickets to the Melbourne Indian Film Festival 2014 to one lucky DM reader! Simply fill in this form (http://bit.ly/Q2owiF) before 9am on 6 May to stand a chance to win. Winners will be notified by 1pm on Tuesday, 6 May.