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Yoodlee Films’ 'Hamid' postponed to March 15 in the wake of Pulwama attack

'Hamid' official poster. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Mar 05, 2019, 03.55 PM (IST)

Even as celebrities continue to condemn the Pulwama attack and the loss of lives of our CRPF men, filmmakers have delayed the release of their films or any major announcements around them. To follow suit, Yoodlee Films' has now postponed the release of their latest film 'Hamid' that has been pushed to March 15 instead of March 1.

Hamid director Aijaz Khan spoke on the issue and said, “The nation was going through a state of grief and turmoil and we wanted to be one with the people of our country. Hamid is above all a film about peace, love and most importantly about healing each other. We hope that Hamid helps in spreading this very important message of love and redemption in these conflicted times.”

According to the makers, ‘Hamid’ explores the unlikely bond between an eight-year-old boy, named Hamid and a CRPF Jawan – who find each other in the most trying of circumstances. They form a relationship that helps them find redemption and closure through dialogue and conversation.

The film has been shot entirely in Kashmir and the eight-year-old protagonist cast is a local Kashmiri boy.

Siddharth Anand Kumar, VP TV and Films Saregama India and producer at Yoodlee Films’ said,” We at Yoodlee Films’ stood in solidarity with the victims of the Pulwama attack and had decided to push the release date for a later time. Now with the film releasing on 15th March, we believe now is the time that perhaps the film will be better understood, and perhaps more relevant, with its narrative that calls for peace and closure."

Hamid' premiered globally at the Jio MAMI 20th Mumbai Film Festival with Star in October 2018. 

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‘Hamid’ explores the unlikely bond between an eight-year-old boy, named Hamid and a CRPF Jawan – who find each other in the most trying of circumstances.