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.
On 17th Sep 2014, Tamil superstar and cultural icon Rajinikanth moved the Madras High Court to stop the release and screening of the film Main Hoon Rajinikanth directed by Saif stating that various press releases, video releases, web articles, posters and information from other sources about this film revealed that the producer had lifted/exploited the super hero image of Rajinikanth from various movies by including in the forthcoming feature film.
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)|
|2014||Main Hoon Rajinikanth||Hindi|
|2015||Amma||Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam|
- "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.
- "Superstar Rajinikanth moves Madras high court to stop release of Bollywood movie named after him". http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
- Faisal Saif at the Internet Movie Database
- The Faisal Saif Channel
- Faisal Saif Interview On Scribble King
- Faisal Saif Interview On Say What News