Programme 2019

Aani Maani

Director: Fahim Irshad


India Premiere

Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): Hindi | Time: 94 mins


Aani Maani is a game popular among little children in Uttar Pradesh, played by turning around while reciting a popular rhyme. The circling motion is likened to that of the Sufi dervish. When the government announces a ban on beef, and the shutting down of slaughterhouses, it wreaks havoc in the family life of a lower middle class, Muslim kebab seller called Bhutto, and sends his world spinning.

Director's Bio

Fahim Irshad is a 33-year-old writer and director from Uttar Pradesh, India. Fahim graduated in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He directed Mubadala (2017), a film that was shortlisted for the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards in 2018. Aani Maani is his first feature film.