The Warrior (2001 British film)

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The Warrior
The Warrior (film).jpg
Region 2 DVD cover
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Produced by Bertrand Faivre
Written by Asif Kapadia
Tim Miller
Starring Irrfan Khan
Music by Dario Marianelli
Cinematography Roman Osin
Edited by Ewa J. Lind
Distributed by Film4
Release dates
  • 23 September 2001 (2001-09-23) (SSFF)
  • 3 May 2002 (2002-05-03) (United Kingdom)
  • 18 June 2003 (2003-06-18) (France)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language Hindi
Budget £2.5m

The Warrior is a 2001 film by British-Indian filmmaker Asif Kapadia. It stars Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan as Lafcadia, a warrior in feudal Rajasthan who attempts to give up the sword. The film is in Hindi and was filmed in Rajasthan, India.

Kapadia started work on the 2001 film within a year of graduating from the Royal College of Art.[2] Even though this was his first feature film,[2] The Warrior was produced by companies from the UK, Germany and France. At the BAFTA Awards it won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film. It was also selected as the UK's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but was rejected by the Academy on the grounds that the Hindi language is not indigenous to Britain.[3]


Festival screenings include: London, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Montreal, Karlovy Vary, Pusan, Gothenburg, Mumbai, Kolkata, Boston.


  1. ^ "The Warrior". British Film Institute. London. Retrieved November 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Matt Warren (August 24, 2001). "Review The silent soldier The Warrior". The Scotsman. Retrieved May 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "UK Hindi film causes Oscar trouble". BBC News. 2002-11-29. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 

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