|Years active 2006–present|
Role Film director
|Name Faisal Saif|
|Full Name Faisal Abdul Razzak Saif Al Zedjally|
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film critic
Awards Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Best Story (2006) Indian Leadership Conclave Best Director (2015)
Movies Main Hoon Part‑Time Killer, Paanch Ghantey Mien Paa, Amma, Jigyaasa, Come December
Similar People Kavita Radheshyam, Girish Karnad, Shibani Kashyap, Meera, Adithya
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Faisal Saif (Arabic: فئصل سئف), is a Indian film director, film critic and writer. He mostly chooses controversial themes and stories for his films and gained notice with the movies Jigyaasa, Main Hoon Rajinikanth and Amma.
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- Amma 2015 movie official curtain raiser hindi version ragini dwivedi faisal saif
- Awards and honors
- Main Hoon Rajinikanth
- Bigg Boss 8
- For Adults Only
Amma 2015 movie official curtain raiser hindi version ragini dwivedi faisal saif
Saif started his career as an independent music video director. He directed videos for Catrack Music and Vital Records.
Saif made his first feature film Come December in 2003 which received the International Special Award of Cultural Vision in storytelling from the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. He then made Jigyaasa (2006). India media believed that Jigyaasa was based on the life of the sex symbol Mallika Sherawat, but Faisal has denied this. He made the film Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore with Pakistani actor Meera
Faisal is also co-editor of Global Movie magazine and a film critic and feature writer for Bollywood for a number of news portals.
During creative sessions with veteran filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh while he was directing Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish in 2012, Saif discussed having a transgender antagonist dealing their gender identity with Ghosh, something which Saif later incorporated in his upcoming film Amma. The character is played by acclaimed actor Rajpal Yadav.
Awards and honors
In 2006, Saif won the Best Story in cultural vision international award for his Festival Film Come December from Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival. Network 7 Media Group presented their prestigious 'Critics' choice movie award for Best Director in 2015 at 6th Annual Indian Leadership Conclave, The award felicitated Saif for his immense work in Bollywood for making films on constrained budgets without compromising the quality inputs for all his films which includes Jigyaasa, Come December, Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore, Main Hoon Rajinikanth, Amma and his canceled film For Adults Only.
Main Hoon Rajinikanth
On 17 September 2014, Tamil actor Rajinikanth moved the Madras High Court to stop the release and screening of the film Main Hoon Rajinikanth directed by Saif stating that various press releases, video releases, web articles, posters and information from other sources about this film revealed that the producer had lifted/exploited the image of Rajinikanth from various movies by including in the forthcoming feature film.
Saif, after filing counter to the case denied the allegation about the film being a biopic on the superstar, He also stated he hasn't used any names/image/likeness/caricature and the case being filed on the film is baseless and done with lack of knowledge
On 3 February 2015, Madras High Court ruled out the decision in favor of Rajinikanth and restricted Faisal against using the actors name in his upcoming film. Saif, however agreed finally to change his film's title under the pressure of his film's producers
Bigg Boss 8
On 20 November 2014, Saif was supposed to enter the Indian controversial show Bigg Boss as a Wild Card contestant along with American Reality TV star Kim Kardashian Saif, however praised the show by refusing his participation and quoted "Why would I be a wild card contestant when Rajinikanth has proved the world that I am a strongest contender?". Kardashian's visit too was cancelled due to some issues related to her visa to India
For Adults Only
In 2015, Saif announced plans to make a film titled For Adults Only. Few details were released about the nature of the proposed film, but media outlets quoted Saif in describing it as "bold" and "dirty". On social media outlet Facebook, Saif called the film "The most dirtiest film you'll ever see". Saif planned to write and direct the film, and said that the film was slated for production by Dimension Films, which would have been the company's first Bollywood film, according to Saif. The film was planned to be produced in Hindi, Telugu and Tamil and released in 2016.
Saif was looking to cast an international actress as the main character in the film, Saif signed Dubai-based actress Andria D'Souza for the lead role.
On 1 September 2015, Saif officially announced that the film had been shelved in deference to conservative Indian sentiments and the Indian censor board.