Mumbai: Shahnaab Alam is no stranger when it comes to producing. Whether it is a movie, musical, documentaries or even ad films and corporate films, Shahnaab Alam has produced them all.
And the universe has conspired to reward him for his varied work. In one of the highest individual listings, Shahnaab Alam has been associated as a producer in as many as six films which are in the list of the best 200 Indian films of the decade 2010 – 2019 The list includes names like The LunchBox, Ugly, Monsoon Shootout, D-Day, Peddlers, and Bhoga Khidikee.
When contacted, Shahnaab said, “It’s like crossing a small milestone in life. I’m more satisfied than anything else to see six of the film I’ve been associated with, being featured in the list drawn up by such a respected film critic and researcher as Aseem Chhabra. The choice to produce these films have been very instinctive, and more often than not, many of these films initially didn’t confirm to the usual checklists of market forces, making it very tedious to be able to raise funds for production. Hence, for these films to be recognised and listed as amongst the best, is a vindication and validation of the choices made.”
The list of best films of last decade includes popular mainstream films as well the real indies. Nearly half of them are in the Hindi language. But the list also covers films in other Indian languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Konkani, Kashmiri, Tibetan, Manipuri, Sherdukpen, Garo, Tulu, and Gaddi.