Mumbai: The trailer of Zaigham Imam’s 'Alif - Ladna nahi padhna zaroori hai' was launched yesterday. Along with the star cast of the film, actor Manoj Bajpayee also graced the event with his presence.
"Story of this film is different and it's Unfortunate that i am not part of this film,” the actor said after watching the intense trailer.
Alif is a movie about a father, his son and his ambition to make him a doctor. His fight with the orthodox seminary education and his fellow neighbors. When asked Manoj to give his views on the plot of the film, he said, "The topic is relevant and debatable in the society where we are living. Here, the religion comes first in everything we do, Zaigham has really presented the topic well and I hope that something positive comes out of it."
Alif was world premiered in Australia’s famous Indian International film festival of Queensland in November and it has been screened in many well-known universities of India. Recently, the film was showcased in Aligarh Muslim University where it has been greatly applauded. The film won Best Screenplay and Best child artist award in Bioscope Global film festival.
The film stars Neelima Azeem, Bhavna Pani, Danish Hussain, Simala Prasad, Pawan Tiwari, Aditya Om and child artist - Mohammad Saud and Ishaan Kaurav and is directed by Zaigham Imam. Produced by Pawan Tiwari and Zaigham Imam. The film is slated to release on 3rd February, 2017.