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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Saeed Mirza

Born in Bombay, Saeed Mirza worked in the advertising industry before joining FTII, Pune. Saeed Mirza’s early films, usually about the working class of Bombay, attempt a free-flowing narrative influenced by Brazilian films. He collaborated with K Hariharan, Mani Kaul and others to form the Yukt Film Co-operative where he made his first feature film, Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastaan.