In Custody (1994)

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  • Hifazaat Alternative


A small-town teacher is urged by his publisher friend to interview the poet Nur, the greatest living exponent of the dying Urdu language. He travels to the home of Nur, only to find his hero a drunken, obese, broken wreck, surrounded by hangers-on and bullied by his second wife. The teacher tries to record Nur's memories and recitations, but his efforts do not amount to much.

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