Idiot (1992 film)

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Directed by Mani Kaul
Written by Anup Singh
Hemendra Bhatia
Rajeev Kumar
Based on The Idiot (1869)
by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Starring Shah Rukh Khan
Ayub Khan-Din
Music by Vikram Joglekar
D. Wood
Cinematography Piyush Shah
Edited by Lalitha Krishna
Release date
  • 8 October 1992 (1992-10-08)
Running time
165 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi

Idiot is a 1992 Hindi film based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, The Idiot.[1] 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.[2] 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[edit]

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.[2][3] It was screened at the Mumbai Film Festival in October 2016 with the title "Ahamaq". [4]



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