Cast: Mohammad Amir Naji, Shahnawaz Bhat, Shamim Basharat
Director: Aamir Bashir
Unlike so many Hindi films about the Kashmir situation, 'Harud', directed by Aamir Bashir is subtle and understated, and unfolds at a quiet, unhurried pace despite the urgency of the themes it addresses. So quiet and so slow, in fact, that more than once during the film you might find yourself checking your watch to make sure time hasn't stopped still.
Beautifully filmed (by cinematographer Shankar Raman) against a war-torn landscape, 'Harud' tells the story of a Kashmiri family that has lost its son. Along with his aged parents, Rafiq, played by Shahnawaz Bhat, is struggling to come to terms with the sudden disappearance of his older brother. Like thousands of young men who've gone missing since the military insurgence, Rafiq's brother is untraceable. ...more
11:59 PM, Jul 27, 2012