2016, it seems, will be another banner year for cinema in Pakistan. The year opened with Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan and was followed by Nasir Khan’s Bachaana that made its way to cinemas last month and is still going strong. With several films (like Lahore Se Aagey, Chupan Chupai, Maalik) scheduled to release throughout the year including sequels, remakes and more, the bar for quality cinema is rising.
Apart from a chunk of comedy films that are already in the making, films that will expose viewers to some serious content are also in the offing. One such project is Farhan Alam’s upcoming action drama Saawan. The film’s first official trailer is out and it is intriguing.
Touching upon the true story of a disabled child, the film is a “quest for survival” and is a tale of struggle and survival against all odds. Shot in a barren wasteland, Saawan, on the basis of its trailer, seems to be a journey of this child, who initially feels helpless because of his disability, but eventually rises above evils that surround him. The film that seems to depict harsh realities of life may prove to be inspiring for all those disabled people who think their disability can hinder their growth in anyway.
The film stars Karam Hussain, Arif Bahalim, Najeeba Faiz, Imran Aslam, Saleem Mairaj, Tipu Yorguc, Hafeez Ali, Shahid Nizami among others. Written by Mashood Qadri, Saawan is slated to hit theatres this July.