Naseem (The Morning Breeze) is a 1995 Hindi film directed by Saeed Akhtar Mirza. The film starred well-known Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi, Mayuri Kango, Seema Kelkar, Surekha Sikri, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Kay Kay Menon.[1]

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Directed bySaeed Akhtar Mirza
Produced byNFDC
Written bySaeed Akhtar Mirza
Screenplay bySaeed Akhtar Mirza
Ashok Mishra
StarringMayuri Kango
Kaifi Azmi
Kay Kay Menon
Surekha Sikri
Kulbhushan Kharbanda
Makrand Deshpande
Music byVanraj Bhatia
Sharang Dev
CinematographyVirendra Saini
Edited byJaved Sayyed
Release date
Running time
89 minutes


The film is set between June and December 1992, the days preceding the infamous demolition of the structure of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in the Indian province of Uttar Pradesh by misguided groups. The relationship between Naseem, a 15-year-old schoolgirl belonging to a middle class Bombay based Muslim family and her ailing grandfather takes the story forward as the family watches with increasing horror on their TV the news of the growing tension between Muslims and Hindus. The grandfather keeps regaling her with stories of life marked by communal harmony in the pre-independence city of Agra. As communal tension erupts in the city of Bombay, Naseem notices changing dynamics at her school and in the neighborhood, while her grandfather watches helplessly at a city getting deeply divided on communal lines. The old man dies on 6 December coinciding with the news of the destruction of the mosque.[1][2][3]



The movie bagged the National Award for Best Direction and Screenplay for Saeed Akhtar Mirza.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Naseem". IMDb. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile-Saeed Akhtar Mirza". Upper Stall. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Naseem – A film by Saeed Akhtar Mirza in 1995". South Asia Citizen's Web. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Naseem". The Hindu. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2015.

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