Mahek Mirza

Director: Kranti Kanade
Hindi/2007/Colour/75mins (Also available in: Tamil – English Subtitles)


Little Mahek spends all her time fantasizing about achieving great things. In reality she does little else. One day she meets an old lady who claims to be a fairy. She advices Mahek to find out what she can do best. When a class essay competition is announced, Mehek decides to participate, but not happy with what she has written, throws away the essay. Strangely when the results are announced, her writing is adjudged the best. How did the essay get there? Who’s the gentle fairy? What is Mahek’s true calling in life? This gentle film has a simple message for the young and old alike – that dreams are good only if one wakes up to work hard and realize them.


Director’s Biography: Kranti Kanade
Kranti Kanade studied Direction at FTII and has also completed the Producer’s Program from UCLA. His thesis film ‘Chitra’ won several prestigious awards. ‘Mahek Mirza’ is his debut feature film.



Best Family Film (Platinum Remi Awards) – Huston Film Festival – 2008
Selected as a university Syllabus by OHIO university, USA