Based on an unpublished short story by Ismat Chughtai and adapted for the screen by Kaifi Azmi and Shama Zaidi, M.S Sathyu’s Garam Hawa portrays the turbulence in the family of Mirza, but more importantly, that in Mirza’s own psyche, as he undertakes the journey.
Based on a short story by Ismat Chughtai
Story & Screenplay: Kaifi Azmi/Shama Zaidi
Dialogue & Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi
Cast: Balraj Sahni ( Salim Mirza ); Gita Shauhat Kaifi ( Amina Mirza ); Jalal Agha ( Shamshad ); Dinanath Zutski ( Halim ); Badar Begum ( Salim’s mother ); Abu Siwani ( Baqar Mirza ); Faroukh Shaikh ( Sikander Mizra ); Jamal Hashmi ( Kazim ).
Awards: National Award for Best Film on Integration and Best Screenplay, India, 1974; Filmfare Award for Best Screenplay and Best Story Writer, India, 1974.