Nakkash Director Zaigham Imam wins the award for ‘Emerging Filmmaker of the Year’ in Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2018

Nakkash Director Zaigham Imam wins the award for ‘Emerging Filmmaker of the Year’ in Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2018


Nakkash was screened in the ‘Singapore South Asian International Film Festival 2018’ among Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manto’, which opened this year’s edition, Siddiq Barmak’s Globally Acclaimed Osama, Rima Das’s Village Rockstar and other celebrated films. Nakkash was able to leave a mark on the audience and the festival jury.

In the award ceremony which was held right after the live performance by Atif Aslam in the Resorts World Theatre in Resorts World Sentosa, Nakkash’s Director Zaigham Imam stood among the award winners holding the trophy for ‘Emerging Filmmaker of the Year’.

This award is second in the row for the film as Nakkash won the ‘Best Actor Award’ for Lead Actor Inaamulhaq from DSAFF’18 aka Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival 2018 and the first look of Nakkash was unveiled at Cannes during the prestigious ‘Cannes film festival 2018’.


The Singapore screening, which was held on 6th of October at Carnival Cinemas, Beach Road, Singapore, left audience stunned and the film got standing ovation.

The film boasts the age old secular belief of the country. Zaigham made Nakkash with only one intention and that is to show that anyone can spread their wings breaking all religious boundaries and he believes that ‘Nakkash’ would force people to think and put prejudice aside.

Sg.Saiff Festival director Mr. Abhayanand Singh said “Nakkash is a very well crafted film as it touches the subjects of religion and politics in the holy city of Varanasi of India. It is a very important film which pertinent to the today’s sociopolitical scenario. It also represents Indian religious culture to its true value in the present. Zaigham Imam’s Nakkash is the representation of the secular India.”

Nakkash holds a very special place for Director Ziagham Imam as it is the third installment of his stories revolving around the holy city Varanasi, India.

Nakkash is produced under the collaboration of ‘A B Infosoft of Zaigham Imam’, ‘Jalsa Pictures of Pawan Tiwari’ in association with ‘Padmaja Productions of Govind Goyal’.

The main cast of Nakkash consists of multi-talented Inaamulhaq as Alla Rakha & Sharib Hashmi as his best friend Samad. Zaigham believes that Inam & Sharib both fit the bill perfectly. Not only the lead stars but brilliant actor Mr. Kumud Mishra from ‘Filmistan’ is also the part of Nakkash. The best part is that all three of them agreed for the film within a few minutes into the narration of the script.

The film also stars talented actors like Harminder singh Alag as Mohammad & Pawan Tiwari, Rajesh Sharma, Gulki Joshi, Siddharth Bhardwaj, Simala Prasad & Anil Rastogi in key roles.