Nasir’ comprehends the peaceful anonymity of the lives of small people but also, more sorrowfully, the vengeful and arrogant anonymity of the mob. It tells the tragic story of Nasir, the middle-aged street salesman, who belongs to the Islamic minority and who lives with his mother Fatima, his wife Taj and his cousin Iqbal in the densely populated ghetto. Nasir’s chronicle emerges through the detailed observation of his vicinity over the span of one particular day. As his day unfolds we find him to be a nimble romantic, marshalling a love of love, song, children, friendship, and even God to rise into something resembling a life well lived. But the increasing communal bigotry has other plans.

Based on the novel by Dilip Kumar.










Arun Karthick


Arun Karthick


Stray Factory (IN)


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International Film Festival Rotterdam – NEPTAC Award
IndoGerman Filmweek – Best Film in a social context
Mumbai Film Festival
Andrei Tarkovsky ZERKALO International Film Festival
We Are One: A Global Film Festival
New Director New Films | Museum of Modern Art
Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
AFI Fest, American Film Institute
Olhar de Cinema
Hong Kong International Film Festival
New Horizons Film Festival
Taipei film Festival
Virginia Film Festival
Trondheim International Film Festival
Arts House Singapore Film Festival
Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati
CinéMartinique Festival
Film Festival Diritti Umani Lugano
La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Wiesbadener Kinofestival
MISAFF Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
IndoGerman Filmweek, Berlin
Rendez-vous with Madness
Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec
Tromsø International Film Festival
International Film Festival of Kerala
Jaffna International Cinema Festival
Arthouse Asia Film Festival  – Golden Wood for Best International Feature Film