The Winter Within
Fall Grants 2019 - Post-Production Stage
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In Srinagar, Kashmir, Nargis works as a domestic helper for a middle-class family. Her husband, Manzoor, has disappeared after joining the armed rebellion against the Indian State. When her employer discovers that Nargis’ husband is a militant, she is fired from her job and is left with no choice but to return to her village. There, Nargis weaves the shawl that Manzoor had begun, in the hope that he will return. Yaseen, a handicrafts trader, supports Nargis by giving her work. And as an admirer, the possibility of a new beginning. One day Manzoor reappears. Captured and tortured in detention, he is a shadow of his former self. Nargis devotes herself to rehabilitating Manzoor back to health even as he battles his demons. Although released, he has to report to the nearest army camp. One day, he makes an unscheduled visit to the camp, which will have devastating consequences.
- Aamir Bashir
- Aamir Bashir
- Shanker Raman, Aamir Bashir
About the Director
Aamir Bashir Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, Aamir Bashir is a professional actor and filmmaker based in Mumbai, India. After his schooling in Kashmir, Aamir graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and went on to read Law at the University of Delhi. After working in television as a news correspondent and a travel show host, Aamir moved to Mumbai in 1998 to pursue a career in acting, with several credits in independent as well as mainstream films to his name. ‘Harud’ (Autumn) was his maiden venture as a writer, director and producer. ‘Harud’ won the Don Quixote Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival 2011 and the prestigious National Award for Best Film in Urdu in 2013. Aamir Bashir is currently working on postproduction of ‘Maagh’ (The Winter Within).
Production Company Profile
Sangbaaz Films is a production company based in Mumbai and founded by the director Aamir Bashir, and director of photography, Shanker Raman. ‘The Winter Within’ is the company’s first feature film.