Jawab Aayega (Answer Will Come)
Director: Ismat Chughtai & Shahid Latif
Hindi/1968/Colour/81mins (Also available in: Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Malayalam – English Subtitle)
Young Meena is holidaying at a hill resort. She befriends the housekeeper’s son Badal and teaches him to read, write and paint. Meena promises to show Badal the city but forgets her promise when she goes back. Badal becomes depressed at not hearing from Meena. He puts his paintings in a box with Meena’s address and sets it afloat in the river. When the box somehow reaches Meena in the city, she submits it at a painting competition and wins the first prize. Will Meena now tell the truth and will Badal ever see Meena again? Written by famous Urdu writer Ismat Chughtai and directed by her filmmaker husband Shahid Latif, Jawab Aayega is rated as a children’s classic.
Director’s Biography: Ismat Chughtai & Shahid Latif
A well-known husband and wife team, Shahid Latif directed films that his wife Ismat Chugtai scripted. Both were highly respected in their own right in stage and literary circles and together they collaborated on many films during the 50s and 60s. Shahid Latif directed first film to star Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal, ‘Buzdil’ Ismat Chugtai is a globally renowned fiction writer.