Nakkash is a 2019 Hindi language film written and directed by Zaigham Imam, and produced by actor/producer Pawan Tiwari’s Jalsa Pictures & AB Infosoft Creation in association with Padmaja Productions, starring Filmistaan trio Inaamulhaq Sharib Hashmi and Kumud Mishra. Nakkash was premiered at DCSAFF (Washington DC South Asian Film Festival) where the lead actor Inaamulhaq bagged 'Best Actor Award' for outstanding performance in "Nakkash". It was also screened at SgSAIFF (Singapore South Asian International Film Festival) where director Zaigham Imam bags Emerging Filmmaker of the Year award.
Nakkash is the story of a talented craftsman named Allah Rakha Siddiqui, who is a widower in present Varanasi and lives with his only son Mohammad. Allah Rakha is a Muslim man who works on the designs and engraves the idols of Gods in the temple. Everyone in his community looks down upon him and also his son, Mohammad gets refusal for Madrasa admission because of Allah Rakha's profession. The trustee of the temple, Bhagwandas Tripathi aka Vendanti ji supports Allah Rakha a lot as he respects his art & creativity, which he believes is given to him by God. Soon, Allah Rakha gains popularity as a symbol of accord with a news article for which Munna, an aspirant politician loses his election ticket. What happens to Allah Rakha, a cast-off from his commune and disdained from Munna is the tale of NAKKASH ‘The Craftsman’.