About Mee Raqsam
Runtime: 100 minutes
The relationship between Salim and Maryam (Aditi Subedi) is the big beating heart of cinematographer Baba Azmi’s directorial debut. Mee Raqsam (I Dance) is set in Mijwan village in Uttar Pradesh’s Zamagarh district. The production is a tribute to the filmmaker’s father, the renowned Progressive poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi, who was born here in 1919. Mee Raqsam is dedicated to Kaifi Azmi’s vision of tolerance and social justice, which remains unfulfilled. But, as Salim often demonstrates, it is worth chasing.
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah as Hashim Seth Aditi Subedi as Mariam Danish Husain as Salim Shraddha Kaul as Zehra Khala Rakesh Chaturvedi Om as Mr. Jai Prakash Vikas Kumar Yadav as Chandu Bhaiya
Director: Baba Azmi
Sayyid Baba Azmi is an Indian film cinematographer and member of the Akhtar-Azmi film family. He is son of the poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi and brother of Shabana Azmi. He is known for his work in films such as Arjun, Beta, Dil, Tezaab, Mr. India, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Pukar.
He started his career in mid 1970s, assisting Ishan Arya his first cousin, in Telugu films, starting as light boy. He worked with Arya for a few Telugu films, before he got an independent break. In 2020, he made his directorial debut with the film Mee Raqsam starring Naseeruddin Shah. It was released on 21 August 2020 on Zee5.