RIFF Movies Archive - Narrative films

Dozakh in search of heaven
India, 2013, DIGITAL - Color - 91.30
Directed by: Syed Zaigham Imam
Cast: Lalit mohant tiwari, Nazim khan, Garric, Ruby Saini, Khushboo seth
Screenplay: Syed Zaigham Imam
Photography: Mailesan Rangaswamy
Editing: Prakash jha
Music: Amam Benson
Sound: Avinash Singh
Producer: Zaigham Imam
Production: Shabihul Hasan
World Sales: AB INFOSOFT

Story description:
Set in a small town near Varanasi, this film is all about an orthodox Islamic Cleric and his relationship to his twelve year old son ‘Janu’. The film starts with a clash between the offering of the routine morning prayers of the Muslim cleric and his neighboring Hindu priest. The Muslim cleric is vexed with the Hindu priest but is more bothered about his son who is a good friend of his rival- the Hindu Priest and pays regular visit to the temple. He has scolded and punished Janu several times and elucidated him that he may be cursed to hell if he continues this. The cleric loses his temper when he comes to know that his son has participated in the annual Hindu mythological play Ramleela and played the role of the Hindu God- Hanuman. He gets upset, punishes his son and explains him the difference between the two religions. At the end of the story petrified with an incident, Janu absconds from his home. His father seeks him everywhere and during his painful search for his lost son, realizes that he is first a father to his son before being a cleric. Now he is anxious to meet him but will he be able to find him ever ?
Director Biographical note:
Born 1982 in Varanasi, India, Zaigham Imam is a well known hindi novelist and has written two novels- DOZAKH and MAIN MUHABBAT. His novel DOZAKH was critically acclaimed and received several awards. Zaigham, has also spent 8 years as a media professional and worked for popular Hindi news papers and news channels . After his stint with media, he started writing fiction and also directing for the leading hindi general entertainment channels. DOZAKH- Insearch of Heaven is his first debut film

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