Screening of Kaifinama

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Forum Shantiniketan Mall hosted the screening of Kaifinama- A biographical film depicting the extraordinary life of Kaifi Azmi, a celebrated Urdu Poet, and lyricist in the presence of his daughter Shabana Azmi and director Sumantro Ghosal recently. Shabana Azmi introduced her father Kaifi Azmi and read out 5-6 poems in Urdu. The director Sumantra Ghosal read out the English Translations. Then the 90 minutes film Kaifinama was screened. Kaifinama looks at the life and art of the Urdu Progressive poet Kaifi Azmi. Kaifi Azmi was both a poet for social change as well as one of the foremost lyricists in the Hindi film industry. Not content to limit himself to fine writing,he worked ceaselessly throughout his life as a catalyst for change among the disenfranchised. The film looks at his small-town roots,his commitment to socialism, his wide – ranging body of work and the enormous changes he bough to the life of the village where he was born. Kaifinama thus is both the definitive fil biography of Kaifi Azmi and a history of the times he illuminated with his genius.

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