An essential piece of cinema in today’s time, that’s what NAKKASH is all about, says the talented actor Inaamulhaq who won accolades with FILMISTAAN and AIRLIFT.
Playing a Muslim craftsman who uses his craft of engraving in the Hindu Temples in Banaras, NAKKASH is an ode to the divine Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb (a fusion of Hindu and Muslim elements). The movie revolves around the impact of changing religious and political scenario on his life. Recently the first look of Inaamulhaq's upcoming movie NAKKASH was unveiled at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in the presence of Mr. Jean-Francois Bess, President AFPF (Association Francaise des Producteurs de Films) along with Bollywood stalwarts like Subhash Ghai, Prasoon Joshi, Divya Dutta and Huma Qureshi at the Indian Pavillion. The evening was hosted by actor Sharad Kelkar. Indian Pavilion is a platform where art and culture if India is encouraged every year under the supervision of Ministry of information and broadcasting.
Inaamulhaq went emotional while sharing the development with his fans on social media and shared a touchy incident during the shoot.
“It was the first day of shooting in Banaras. The cinematic curiosity’ of a small town, started converting into a mob. A bunch of lads from the same mob were coming close to know “Let's see who the ‘HERO’ is?” As soon as I heard this, I swear to God, I went hiding myself, for an obvious reason- I didn’t want their ‘eagerness’ to turn into ‘disappointment’. I know what a 'Hero' is. I see myself in the mirror every day, so I have no misconceptions about me. But dreams have no boundary walls, Hence I never stopped dreaming for a lead role in a movie. Destiny is pre-defined, we only need to help it by removing the barriers from the path… we must do that, to let it happen. ‘Happening’ is a kind of ‘growing’ in real sense. In the past six months a lot has happened which has made me grow a little. The ‘POSTER’ you are seeing is just not a poster rather a few brush strokes painted by destiny… behind which there are some colors accumulated, drop by drop like a perfume formed in a prolonged time... and what has been ‘earned’ by the outlay of these colors is called NAKKASH …It might just be another movie for all of you, but for me it’s the fragrance of that perfume which can only be felt, not described”.
Inaamulhaq also shared the poster of his film along with this post by writing, “Nakkash is an essential film for today’s time, important to be made and more importantly to be released and even more importantly for people to come and watch it on big screens. We are living in that era of ‘Cinema’, where on one side, Cinema is in every hand “digitally yours” …and on the other side, Cinema is confined in few hands only…. stuck in the delusion of 100 crore club and starlets. The rest is just a flutter of keeping the real existence of the cinema alive …. of restoration of falling walls. ‘Nakkash’ is a brick made of that desire, which contains ‘The excerpt of director Zaigham Imam’s passion’, …. The examination of producers Pawan Tiwari, Piyush Singh and Govind Goyal’s trust’ and ‘The capital of co-actors Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra and Rajesh Sharma’s friendship. …Apart from this, there is a rope of countless hopes, tied with that brick…There is no fight… We can only try to put the bricks in the right place of the wall. The rope must not break…. The effort is on".
Further, expressing his love for his fans he wrote, “The journey started from Banaras and has caught a little speed at Cannes …. The destination is waiting somewhere else... But between the journey and the destination there is something more significant which needs to be mentioned, and that is ‘YOUR LOVE’.
NAKKASH makes an attempt to give an ode to the divine Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb where the fine colors of Hindu-Muslim relationship and their social dynamics where explored in various forms of art. The movie features Inaamulhaq in lead along with Sharib Hashmi, Kumud Mishra and Rajesh Sharma.