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Director  Ismail Merchant
Duration  
Language  UrduHindi
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
In Custody (1993 film) movie poster
Writer  Anita Desai, Shahrukh Husain
Release date  October 1993 (Tokyo Film Festival in Kyoto)8 June 1994 (France)
Initial release  April 15, 1994 (New York City)
Songs  Raaz-e-ulfat
Similar movies  The Cave of the Yellow Dog, The Story of the Weeping Camel, Mongolian Ping Pong, Dead Poets Society, The Counselor, Golden Door
Tagline  India

In Custody (1993 film)


In Custody/Muhafiz (1993) is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions. It was directed by Ismail Merchant, with a screenplay by Anita Desai and Shahrukh Husain. It is based upon Desai's 1984 Booker Prize nominated novel In Custody.

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Plot synopsis

Deven's (Om Puri) position as a professor of Hindi at a local college is only a means to an end. His first love is the Urdu language and in particular Urdu poetry. Deven's multiple (and often stymied) attempts to interview the great Urdu poet, Nur (Shashi Kapoor), act as a metaphor for the clash between modernization and tradition. , directed by Ramesh Sippy and produced by his father G. P. Sippy. The film follows two crimina

Cast

  • Shashi Kapoor .... Nur
  • Sushma Seth .... Safiya Begum
  • Shabana Azmi .... Imtiaz Begum
  • Om Puri .... Deven
  • Tinnu Anand .... Murad
  • Parikshat Sahni .... Siddiqui
  • Amjad Khan .... Musician
  • Neena Gupta ... Sarla
  • Awards

  • 1993 : Tokyo Film Festival in Kyoto (Official Selection) nomination.
  • 1994: National Film Award
  • Special Jury Award: Shashi Kapoor
  • Best Art Direction: Suresh Sawant
  • Musicians and vocalists

  • Sultan Khan - sarangi
  • Sunil Das - sitar
  • Ulhas Bapat - santoor
  • Ronu Majumdar - flute
  • Fazal Qureshi - tabla
  • Taufiq Qureshi - percussion
  • Pyush Kanojia - keyboard
  • Zakir Hussain - tabla
  • Sadiq Qureshi - duf
  • vocalists

  • Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan
  • References

    In Custody (1993 film) Wikipedia
    In Custody (1993 film) IMDb In Custody (1993 film) themoviedb.org


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