With the ICC Cricket World Cup starting, this week is a quiet one for Bollywood releases. There is only one film being released this week. If you’re a diehard film buff and just cannot stay without your dose of cinema viewing regardless of anything else this preview is for you.
Starring: Inaamulhaq, Sharib Hashmi, Simala Prasad, Rajesh Sharma, Pawan Tiwari
Directed by: Zaigham Imam
This is the story of a Muslim craftsman whose exquisite sculptures of Hindu idols make him the veritable ambassador of religious harmony in the holy city of Varanasi until one day when he manages to cost a local politician his election ticket and incurs his wrath.
Watch it because…
1) Nakkash was especially chosen to represent India at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018 where it received a warm response for its meaningful message.
2) Zaigham Imam, the director of the film won the award for ‘Emerging Filmmaker of the Year’ at the South Asian International Film Festival, 2018 in Singapore for his work. Must be something watch-worthy there!
3) Relatively lesser known faces and a storyline that stems from the director’s own life experiences could make this an unexpectedly refreshing film to watch.
4) This film is the third instalment of a trilogy which includes Dozakh: In Search of Heaven (2015) and Alif (2017). Both films received critical acclaim. Therefore watching (and enjoying) this film might just give you two more to follow up on!