'Hamid' talks about innocence in strife-torn Kashmir: Director
Mumbai, Oct 11 : "Hamid", a poignant story of an eight-year-old Kashmiri boy and a CRPF jawan, looks at the innocence that exists amid conflict-ridden Kashmir, says the film's director Aijaz Khan.
The Yoodlee Films movie, whose trailer came out on Thursday, has been shortlisted for the Oxfam Best Film on Gender Equality at MAMI 2018.
Its narrative surrounds eight-year-old Hamid who is in search of his missing father, who his mother says has gone to Allah. The number 786, Hamid learns, is God's number and he decides to try and reach out to Him.
Using his father's old mobile phone, after various combinations, he manages to connect to Abhay, a hard-knuckled CRPF jawan, who he believes, is the God he is looking for. Hamid and Abhay -- torn apart by politics and bound by a sense of loss, unknowingly and unintentionally -- find a way to complete each other's life, against the rampant violence in Kashmir.
Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President, TV and Films, Saregama and Yoodlee Films, says the film touches upon topics most complex through the simple eyes and innocent mind of a young boy.