Main Zinda Hoon

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Main Zinda Hoon
Directed by Sudhir Mishra
Produced by NFDC
Written by Sudhir Mishra (screenplay)
Amrik Gill (dialogue)
Rajesh Singh (dialogue)
Story by Sudhir Mishra
Amit Khanna
Farhad Ostavari
Starring Rajendra Gupta
Pankaj Kapur
Deepti Naval
Alok Nath
Music by Sharang Dev
Javed Akhtar (lyrics)
Cinematography Rajesh Joshi
Edited by Renu Saluja
Distributed by Doordarshan
Release date(s)
  • June 5, 1988 (1988-06-05) (India)
Running time 114 min.
Country India
Language Hindi

Main Zinda Hoon (English: I Am Alive) is a 1988 Hindi drama film written and directed by Sudhir Mishra, and starring Rajendra Gupta, Pankaj Kapur, Deepti Naval and Alok Nath.[1]

At the 36th National Film Awards, the film won the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues.[2] The film was produced by National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), which in 2012, included in its the film restoration project which involved 80 Indian cinema classics.[3]


Beena is village girl, who is married to middle-class family in the city. However, her husband leaves her soon after wedding. She starts working and supports his family. Eventually falls in love with a co-worker. That is when her husband returns.[4][5]



  1. ^ "Main-Zinda-Hoon Overview (I Am Alive)". New York Times. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. 
  3. ^ "Yesterday Once More". Indian Express. Apr 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  4. ^ Bhawana Sommya; Jigna Kothari; Supriya Madangarli. Mother Maiden Mistress. HarperCollins India. p. 1949. ISBN 978-93-5029-485-7. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Jane Sloan (26 March 2007). Reel Women: An International Directory of Contemporary Feature Films about Women. Scarecrow Press. pp. 119–. ISBN 978-1-4616-7082-7. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 

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