"No one wants to watch depressing, real things."- Saeed Akhtar Mirza

Saeed Akhtar Mirza is a film director and screenwriter known as a Leftist-Sufi. Mirza was an important part of India’s parallel cinema movement in the 1980s and made iconic films like Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! and Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro. He also directed Nukkad, a TV show set in Mumbai during the ’80s, which is regarded as one of the greatest political satires on Indian television.