Faisal Saif is a film critic, producer and even a film screenplay writer. Known for choosing unconventional topics, the filmmaker has been always in the news for some controversy or the other. Quite some time ago, he wanted to make a film on the name of Rajinikanth, but later had to land up in trouble. Superstar Rajinikanth had objected to the making title of Faisal’s film-
Main Hoon Rajinikanth
. The actor even dragged the filmmaker to the court and later, Faisal had dropped the film title based on the superstar and went to rename the same film as Main Hoon Part Time Killer in 2015. Earlier too, Faisal drew a controversy, when he wanted to make a film on
. She declined to appear in that film as a leading lady in film Jigyaasa (2006). Later, he had replaced another heroine in place of Mallika Sherawat. Quite upset with the making of “Main Hoon Rajinikanth”, the filmmaker felt that he would enter the Big Boss reality show in TV. But he considered that it was just a rumour and nothing else. In 2012, he introduced Pakistani superstar Meera in his film project, and again the film was bold in concept.
The Hindi film ‘
Paanch Ghantey Mien Paanch Crore
’ (Five Hours: Fifty Million) was written and directed by him. Faisal Saif first approached Tabu to act in the film, later he had opted to cast the Pakistani superstar. The film was acclaimed for crisp screenplay. Actually, this filmmaker came to news for his reality in cinema. His second film, ‘Come December’ drew appreciation from many film festivals. He even won the best director award for that film. The director is well known for making films on constrained budgets without compromising the quality inputs for all his films. He is the co-editor of a movie magazine. He was born on April 27, 1976 in Mumbai. He was also very close to Bengali filmmaker
, who had passed away at the age of 50. Faisal Saif is looking ahead for his upcoming film Amma, which is being made in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. The film is expected to release on December 2015. The film has
, playing the central character in the film. The trailer and first look have already been released. One has to just wait to see what the film has to say for the public now.