Main Azaad Hoon

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Main Azaad Hoon is a 1989 Hindi film, an Indian adaptation of 1941 Frank Capra film, Meet John Doe by Javed Akhtar about an opportunistic journalist who concocts a fictitious man "man of the masses" in an fictitious article to boost newspaper sales, but when the article gets huge response finds an unemployed man to sit in as him. The film was directed by Tinnu Anand, and starred Amitabh Bachchan and Shabana Azmi.

The film also featured only a popular title song written by noted poet Kaifi Azmi and sung by the lead actor himself, Amitabh Bachchan.

The film won the Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for Javed Akhtar. IMDB


The movie begins with a female journalist named Subhashini (Shabana Azmi) working for a daily newspaper and mostly in controversy due to her bold and open mouthed articles against corrupt politicians.

Afer a change in the ownership of the newspaper, she realizes that she stands to lose her job along with many others, especially who are not likely to subscribe to the new management's policies. Feeling betrayed she spews out her venom by penning her column with a fictitious letter ad verbatim, which is supposedly written to her by someone named Azaad. This letter openly criticizes a cross-section of media and the establishment vocalizing unacknowledged and uncomfortable facts. The letter also says that the author of the letter would commit suicide from a...
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