Release date8 October 1992 (1992-10-08) Based onThe Idiot (1869) by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Shah rukh khan in tv series mani kauls ahmaq idiot 1991 part 1
Idiot is a 1992 Hindi film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot. It was directed by Mani Kaul and starred Shah Rukh Khan and Ayub Khan-Din. The film debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992. In this version of the tale, placed in contemporary Mumbai, Prince Miskin (Khan-Din) is a man whose epilepsy is mistaken for idiocy.
The film was first released as a four-part television mini-series on state-run Doordarshan channel in 1991, and despite it outing at debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992, it was never commercially released. It was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in October 2016 with the title "Ahamaq".