Idiot (1992 film)
|Directed by||Mani Kaul|
|Written by||Anup Singh
|Based on||The Idiot (1869)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
|Starring||Shah Rukh Khan
|Music by||Vikram Joglekar
|Edited by||Lalitha Krishna|
Idiot is a 1992 Hindi film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot. It was directed by Mani Kaul and starred Shah Rukh Khan and Ayub Khan-Din. The film debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992. In this version of the tale, placed in contemporary Mumbai, Prince Miskin (Khan-Din) is a man whose epilepsy is mistaken for idiocy.
Production and release
The film was first released as a four-part television mini-series on state-run Doordarshan channel in 1991, and despite it outing at debuted at the New York Film Festival in October 1992, it was never commercially released. It was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in October 2016 with the title "Ahamaq". 
- Derek Malcolm (14 July 2011). "Mani Kaul obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- Holden, Stephen (8 October 1992). "Review/Film Festival; Dostoyevsky's 'Idiot,' by Way of Bombay". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
- Anupama Chopra (2 October 2007). King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema. Grand Central Publishing. pp. 44–. ISBN 978-0-446-50898-8.
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