Muzaffar Ali

  • We shared mutual passion for cinema: Muzaffar Ali on Farooq Sheikh December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who worked with late actor Farooq Sheikh in three movies, knew him since their days in the aviation industry and they both had a mutual passion for cinema since then. "I knew Farooq from the time when we worked for Air India. He was a flight purser...
  • Sufi music is a journey of life-long devotion: Muzaffar Ali April 30, 2013

    'A Leaf Turns Yellow: The Sufis of Awadh' is a thoroughly researched account of Sufism in Awadh, India. This illustrated volume introduces the reader to its history, traditions, sub-cultures, institutions and poetry. Each essay in this anthology is by a renowned scholar. Together, they explore the ways in which Sufism...
  • Farooque Sheikh: Wish my career was like Naseer's January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Having worked together in films like 'Lorie', 'Bazaar' and 'Katha', Farooque Sheikh says he envies the career of fellow veteran and 'brilliant actor' Naseeruddin Shah. Farooque, 64, who along with actors like Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Naseeruddin, Deepti Naval gave a new lease of life to...
  • Rekha to star in 'Umrao Jaan' sequel? May 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Her performance in Muzaffar Ali's Umrao Jaan in 1981 not only won Rekha her first National Award but also made an entire nation hum the soulful songs from the film. It was Muzaffar's first liaison with the camera. After doing just one more film, he retired to a quiet life...
  • 'Sufis of Punjab' building bridges across borders August 30, 2011

    The birth of the Punjabi literary tradition is built into Sufi mysticism, which dates back to the birth of Shaikh Faridu'd-Din, popularly known as Baba Farid, in the late 12th century. For the last 800 years, Punjab has prided itself on a spiritual culture that believes in open worship, relying on...
  • 25 yrs on, film on Bhopal still awaits release June 12, 2010

    Muzaffar Ali's film documents the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy in which 15,000 people died. ...
  • e-stop: Akshay, 2007's biggest winner and all about spiritual fashion January 2, 2008

    Akshay rules Bollywood and Meera, Muzaffar Ali strike a pose at a dargah in Delhi. ...
  • Meera-Muzaffar stuck with tradition September 3, 2006

    New Delhi: For years now, designer couple, Mira and Muzzafar Ali have failed to show anything that is out of the box on the runway. Their eponymous collection titled Kotwara was a tribute to the traditional Indian crafts and craftsmen. The range featured some interesting combinations including touristy looking three-fourth...