April 27, 1976 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, Film critic|
Faisal Saif (Arabic: فئصل سئف), Born on 27 April 1976 in India is a film director, film critic and writer. He mostly chooses controversial themes and stories for his films and rose to popularity with the movie Jigyaasa.
Saif believes in making films that are mostly on the lines of reality cinema. His works include Jigyaasa (2006), that brought him into limelight as a controversial film maker. Saif first approached Mallika Sherawat to play the title part in Jigyaasa but later the part went to Hrishitaa Bhatt. The press and media in India did claimed that Jigyaasa was supposed to be based on the life of the sex symbol Mallika Sherawat but Faisal denied it.
Saif started his career as an independent music video director. He directed videos for Catrack Music and Vital Records.
Saif made his first feature film Come December in 2003 which received International award from Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival in best story telling. He then made Jigyaasa in 2005 which was a very high publicized film of 2006.
Faisal is Co-Editor in Global Movie Magazine and also a Film Critic and Feature Writer and has recently completed a psycho-horror-thriller starring Pakistani superstar Meera titled Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore which got released on August 10, 2012.
- Pakistani star Meera lodged a complaint on 7 September 2009 at Punjab's Chief Minister's Complaint Cell that Saif was trying to defame her reputation by creating a fake marriage between her and an agent working for Saif. Meera also said that Faisal was threatening to kill her and also to many people. Faisal denied all the allegations. On 15 October 2009, Meera presented audio tapes to the press, revealing conversations between her and Saif. The actress claimed that Faisal has agreed that the fake marriage pictures were doctored by him. Faisal has again denied these allegations.
This is a list of films directed by Faisal Saif. For many of these films, Saif is credited for story and screenplay.
|2006||Jigyaasa||Hindi||(Released on 10 March 2006)|
|2006||Come December||Hindi, English||(Festival Film) Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Award Winner|
|2012||Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore||Hindi||Psycho-thriller starring Pakistani superstar Meera. (Released on 10 August 2012)|
- "Much ado about Mallika - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
- "International Award for 'Come December' | Bollywood News | Hindi Movies News | Celebrity News". BollywoodHungama.com. 2006-11-24. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
- "Pak actress Meera throws allegation against Saif - Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
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