Saira - 2005
Saira tries to bring two intricate issues into the limelight, namely, the touching story about the relationship between a father and his daughter, and the evils of terrorism which affects even ordinary people. The story revolves around Saira, the daughter of the famous ghazal singer Ustad Ali Hussain. Although Saira is very fond of music, she decides not to follow in her father's footsteps, embarks on a career in the media and becomes a television news reporter. She endeavours to bring to light the dark truths about society, is undaunted by the challenges and the risks involved in the job, and is even willing to sacrifice her life to uphold values she holds dear to her heart. In her pursuit of a certain case, Saira mysteriously disappears. Her disappearance begins to haunt her father in his search for answers. The rest of the story is about the trials and tribulations of a father who is waiting for his daughter to return home.
Direction: Dr.Biju Kumar
Raman - 2008
Raman is a dumb and a grown-up person with childlike innocence. He is least concerned with the ‘big’ issues that worries the other grownups, but enjoys the silliness of strolling around in his beautiful little village and playing with the children. But the sorrows that starts seeping into the lives of the villagers in forms of various social illness starts scaring Raman, even while the grownups views them insensitively.
Parallel to the story of Raman the dumb, yet another story unfurls in the film, the story of investigations by a documentary filmmaker, Diya. Investigating on the topic of American hegemony, she finally reaches Iraq, the latest victim of American invasions. There she runs into the hands of American Army and gets arrested.
Direction & Screenplay: Dr. Biju