Positive (2007 film)
Movie poster for Positive.
|Directed by||Farhan Akhtar|
|Produced by||Ritesh Sidhwani
|Written by||Rajesh Devraj|
|Music by||Ram Sampath|
|Edited by||Amitabh Shukla|
|Running time||17 minutes|
Positive is a 2007 Hindi short film directed by Farhan Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. banner. The film starred Shabana Azmi and Boman Irani in leads roles.
Positive was a part of AIDS JaaGo (AIDS Awake), a series of four short films, directed by Mira Nair (Migration), Santosh Sivan (Prarambha), Vishal Bhardwaj (Blood Brothers) and Farhan Akhtar, in a joint initiative of Mira Nair's Mirabai Films, voluntary organisations Avahan and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The film stars Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi and a debutant actor, Arjun Mathur.
Years ago, when Abhijit was a boy, he learned his father was involved in extramarital relationships. He kept it secret for several years, until tension rose too high and he left for Cape Town.
Time passes and Abhijit is called by his mother. His father had contracted the AIDS virus. It was up to Abhijit to be the bigger person to comfort his father, even after all he had done, in his last moments of life.
- Farhan Akhtar's Positive outlook on HIV Sify, News, 18 October 2007.
- Mira Nair, Farhan Akhtar to make films on AIDS Rediff.com, Movies', 22 January 2007.
- MIRA NAIR PRESENTS: Four Views on AIDS in India, Toronto International Film Festival.