Faisal Saif

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Faisal Saif
Born (1976-04-27) April 27, 1976 (age 38)
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[1] 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.[2] 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[3] 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.

Year Film Language Notes
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


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