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Mirza, Saeed Akhtar 1943-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 35 publications in 6 languages and 367 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Interviews  Biography  Educational films  Crime films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PR9499.4.M56, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Saeed Akhtar Mirza
 
Most widely held works by Saeed Akhtar Mirza
Naseem( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delicate relationship between a 15-year-old girl and her grandfather is used to describe how the growing political tensions between Muslems and Hindus in 1992 led to the destruction of a medieval Muslim mosque and subsequently, violent rioting in the streets of Bombay. Naseem (urdu: sahar) means Morning breeze, and charts the story of a young school going girl Naseem in the months leading up to the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992. She shares deep and loving bond with her ill grandfather who represents the era of communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims in India, as he fondly recalls the times he spent in pre-Independent Agra. As communal tension erupts in the city of Bombay, Naseem get increasingly bewildered by changing dynamics at her school and in the neighborhood, while her grandfather watches helplessly at a city getting deeply divided over the Babri Masjid issue
Don't cry for Salim the lame( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in Hindi and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salim, a young man with a limp and little education finds himself scraping together a living by working for the local street gangs, despite his father's objections. His sister, Anees, is of marriageable age and Salim is determined to find her a groom who can give her all the creature comforts that she needs. Anees, however, is only interested in Aslam, a well-educated editor, who is nevertheless earning meager wages. Aslam proves to be a positive influence on Salim, who then thinks twice when he is asked to incite religious riots for a hefty sum of money. Will Salim be able to escape a crime-ridden past to lead a life of dignity?
Salim Langde pe mat ro = Salīma Langaṛe pe mata ro by Saeed Akhtar Mirza( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salim has been born lame, and lives with his mom, dad, and a sister who is old enough to be married. He and his dad search around for a suitable groom for her, and he meets Aslam. Salim rejects Aslam, as Aslam is not making enough wages that are commensurate with his qualifications. Salim meets with some gangsters, who promise him that they will make him rich soon, and all he has to do is incite religious riots, pitting Hindus against the Muslims, and he will be well rewarded. Salim has always wanted to be rich, but will he take this opportunity to be wealthy?
Ammi, letter to a democratic mother by Saeed Akhtar Mirza( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aravinda Desāī kī ajība dāstāna = The strange fate of Arvind Desai( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arvind Desai is the only son of a rich businessman who deals in luxury handicrafts and products. His feelings for his father are mixed. While he hates his dominating nature, he admires his power and lack of scruples. He has an affair with his father's secretary, Alice and sometimes he visits a prostitute, Fatima. Much against his wishes, his marriage is arranged to a girl from a high-class family who has just returned from Paris
Unheard voices of India( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several short interviews (about 1 min. each) with people from all over India, young and old, or all religions and walks of life. They are asked about their lives, whether they are happy, and what they'd like to change in their country
Tīsrī āvāz : ek shām Akhtarulīmān = Tisarī āvāja : eka sāma Akhtar-ula-Īmāna( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in Urdu and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on Akhtaruliman, the 20th century Urdu poet and screen writer in conversation with Gulazara, film producer and director
Albert Pinto ko gussa kyoon aata hai( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in Hindi and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the journey to political awareness of Albert Pinto, a garage mechanic in Bombay. His initial acceptance of the status quo gives way to his realization of the oppression of Bombay's textile mill workers by mill owners and the state
Bhisham Sahni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation on the life and works of the Hindi author, Bhisham Sahni, b. 1915, including interviews with the writer and commentary by East Indian authors, critics and filmmakers. Includes clips from films based on his writings
Nasīma = Naseem = Nasīm( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naseem means the morning breeze. It's the name of a young girl who lives with her family in Bombay. The year is 1992. This was a year when India, as a nation, went through traumatic times. A mosque was demolished and the riots, slaughter and savagery that followed have left wounds that will take years to heal. Naseem is the private story of a young girl and her grandfather in those terrible times
Arvind Desai ki ajeeb dastaan = the strange fate of Arvind Desai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arvind Desai is the only son of a rich businessman who deals in luxury handicrafts and products. His feelings for his father are mixed. While he hates his dominating nature, he admires his power and lack of scruples. He has an affair with his father's secretary, Alice and sometimes he visits a prostitute, Fatima. Much against his wishes, his marriage is arranged to a girl from a high-class family who has just returned from Paris
MEMORY IN THE AGE OF AMNESIA : a personal history of our times by Saeed Akhtar Mirza( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mohan Joshi haazir ho!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A retired clerk sues his landlord for failure to maintain the building where he lives
Chū leṅge ākāśa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Sonu, a hardworking student, is a leader among her circle of friends despite her handicap caused by a polio attack. She meets a wise, old nomadic shepherd who instills in her mind the idea that every mountain is meant to be crossed. Hence, despite her handicap, she harbours a secret longing to climb a mountain. Once when the villagers accuse Gagan, the village prankster who is always at odds with Sonu, she proves his innocence. Moved by this act, Gagan asks what he can do to repay her. Sonu tells him of her secret desire and Gagan promises to help. But does Sonu have it in her to cross the mountain of her own disability?"--Publisher's website
Ghashiram Kotwal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Marathi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Ghashiram Kotwal" basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Drama. Der Film verbindet die Formensprache des Theaters mit experimentellem Kino, um die letzten Jahre des Marathenreichs vor der Machtübernahme der Briten zu schildern. Er gibt Einblick in eine von Intrigen geprägte Welt, in der die Adligen über ein bereits geschwächtes Reich herrschen und gleichzeitig die arbeitende Bevölkerung und die Frauen rücksichtslos ausbeuten. Der Film ist zugleich eine Hommage an die Tradition des Tanztheaters, das im westlichen Indien die Grundlage der volkstümlichen Kultur und der Gegenkultur bildete." [filmdienst.de]
Monk, the moor and moses ben jalloun by Saeed Akhtar Mirza( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In defence of our dreams( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Series: includes lectures by various scholars and activists, and two documentaries. Examines multiple issues from Indian history, civics, gender issues and politics that are being dictated by caste and religion-based agendas. Demonstrates how such issues led to Gujarat riots in 2002 and discusses what needs to be done to prevent it from happening again. On this disc are many short interviews (about 1 min. each) with people from all over India, young and old, from all religions and walks of life. They are asked about their lives, whether they are happy, and what they'd like to change in their country
Kabhī pāsa kabhī phela = Kabhi paas kabhi fail( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Eight year old Robin has an extraordinary way with numbers. He uses his gift for calculation to help his village folks. His happy world is shattered when his uncle Joe and aunt Sheila, a sly couple aware of his powers, convince his innocent parents to send him to town for better education. The couple exploit him with live, ticketed shows where Robin magically solves complex mathematical problems. Despite his fame, Robin longs to go back to the simple life of his village."--Publisher's description
Aṃī : paracātetarparaiya āvanigedau patara by Saeed Akhtar Mirza( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Kannada and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Strange tale of Arvind Desai( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in Multiple languages and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mirzā, Saīda Akhtara, 1943-

Saeed Akhtar Mirza, 1943-

Saeed Akhtar Mirza director de cine indio

Saeed Akhtar Mirza Indiaas filmregisseur

Saeed Akhtar Mirza réalisateur indien

ਸਈਦ ਅਖਤਰ ਮਿਰਜ਼ਾ

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