Shahid (2013)

Based on the real life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi, this biographical film is intense and an eye opener.

The journey of Shahid from fear, to being recruited, being imprisoned and turning into a rebellious lawyer is captured effectively, with a very good supporting cast.

What Shahid tried to do in his lifetime, this movie has tried to continue, shedding light on the many loopholes, injustices, power games and prejudices that exist in India. The true villain behind some horrific events was always shrouded in mystery, but here many conspiracies are exposed.

Director Hansal Mehta has worked on a variety of films before, but this one is perhaps his most sincere effort. Raj Kumar Yadav, now known as Rajkummar Rao, effortlessly carries the film, portraying many emotions with restraint and his ambition with abandon.

3/5

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