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Farooque Sheikh praises 'Garm Hawa' in video message

IANS November 15, 2014 9:52 IST

Mumbai: Farooque Sheikh's acting has captivated the audience again with the re-release of his debut film "Garm Hawa" Friday. In a video, the late actor says "any list of Indian classic movies is incomplete without the film" that was intially released in 1974.

"The list of Indian classics is incomplete without the mention of 'Garm Hawa'," the actor is seen saying in the clip.

Starring Dinanath Zutshi and Balraj Sahni in the lead roles of the two Mirza brothers, "Garm Hawa" is the story of the Mirza family at the time of the Partition in 1947.

M.S. Sathyu's National Award winning movie "Garm Hawa", which was India's entry for the Academy Awards in the best foreign film, has re-released across theatres in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad.

The actor, who died following a cardiac arrest while he was on a vacation in Dubai last year, is also seen appreciating the narration of the film by the director in the video.

"The story of the film is so heart-warming aur 'jazbaat ko jod ne wali hai' (emotionally connecting) and the way the story is narrated is so simple, decent and honest," the actor states in the video.

The film has been digitally restored by Indikino Edutainment.