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Films Division to screen documentary on KA Abbas

The film will commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary writer, journalist and filmmaker.

Our Correspondent

Remembering the celebrated filmmaker, writer, and journalist Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, on his 107th birth anniversary, Films Division has announced the screening of the documentary I Have Something to Say…K A Abbas on 7 June.

Directed by Mukesh Sharma, the documentary attempts to explore the life and times of Abbas through the use of archival film material.

Starting out as a journalist, Abbas became well-known for his award-winning social-realist films Dharti Ke Lal (1946), Pardesi (1957), Shehar Aur Sapna (1963), Saat Hindustani (1969), and Do Boond Paani (1971). He had a long association with actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and worked with him on Awara (1951), Shree 420 (1955), Jagte Raho (1956), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Bobby (1973) and other films as a screenwriter. His films were deeply rooted in the interests of the common man and his concerns, as he valued the ideals of humanist thought above all.

Abbas is also remembered for his literary works in Urdu, English and Hindi, including the best known fictional work, Inquilab.

The film will be streamed on the Films Division website.