Zoya Akhtar: Mira Nair Was My Mentor Just Like I Am For Amira

The Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara filmmaker is all praise for her mentee Amira Bhargava's debut short film, Aamer, from the anthology Shor Se Shuruaat

Zoya Akhtar has a reputation in the film industry for being one of the most meticulous directors. Take any of her films - Luck By Chance (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Bombay Talkies (2013) or Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) - all have been critically acclaimed.

So when such a highly regarded filmmaker appoints her assistant to direct a short film under her mentorship, it definitely will be an equally enthralling experience. Under her guidance, newbie Amira Bhargava, has directed her first short film in the Shor Se Shuruaat anthology, Aamer.


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The film revolves around a deaf boy who envisions the noise surrounding him. Amira's direction manages to bring in the flavours of realism keeping the innocence of the little boy intact, an interesting dichotomy that is a running theme throughout the shortie.

Apart from talking about why she is excited for Shor Se Shuruaat, Zoya even talks about her real life mentor, Mira Nair, with whom she began her film career. An interesting fact that Zoya reveals is that she herself didn’t get time to see the movie during its theatrical screening at the JIO MAMI Film Festival this year. Thus, she is even more excited for the release of the film, as she feels strangely competitive with some of the other mentors (Imtiaz Ali, Homi Adajania, Shyam Benegal, Mira Nair, Nagesh Kukunoor, Sriram Raghavan).


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the little guy in aamer movie

Shor Se Shuruaat will also feature other short films like Dhvani, Decibel, Azaad, Yellow Tin Can Telephone, Hell O Hello and Mia I'm - all made under the common theme of 'Shor' (Noise).

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Produced by Preety Ali, Vinay Mishra and Pallavi Rohatgi under the banner of Humara Movie, Shor Se Shuruaat hits theatres worldwide this Friday.



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